For the Media
Dr. Eric Holland is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher, and Senior Vice President at Fred Hutch and Director of the Human Biology Division. He is also Director of the Seattle Translational Tumor Research program —a new multi-institutional initiative targeting solid tumors and spanning all divisions and disciplines. In addition, Eric Holland is Director of the Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the University of Washington Medicine and a professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Eric Holland is committed to keeping the scientific focus of the division diverse while growing solid tumor research at the Center.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first National Cancer Institute-funded cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.