Treatment / Support
Led by Dr. E. Donnall Thomas (1920-2012), our researchers transformed bone marrow transplantation into standard treatment for leukemia and other blood cancers. This work earned Thomas the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and the procedure now ranks among the greatest success stories in cancer treatment.
The Fred Hutch's bone marrow transplantation program, operated in partnership with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), is the largest such program in the world. Through basic and applied research, efforts are underway to expand transplantation options and to develop new leading-edge therapies. Our patients have access to some of the most advanced oncology therapies available anywhere in the world, along with world-class patient care, and unmatched social and family-support services.