At Fred Hutch, we bring the same level of commitment and integrity to our patients, donors and investors that we do to our scientific research. We take our responsibility seriously, whether we’re stewarding public funds received through the National Institutes of Health or shepherding private resources. As our impact and reach broaden, our values remain steadfast.
Fred Hutch upholds internationally recognized codes of ethics and applicable laws and regulations to ensure the protection and confidentiality of all human participants in biomedical research. These include ethical guidelines for general research practices as well as those that pertain specifically to HIV research.
At Fred Hutch, we are working toward nothing less than cures. Our researchers work across five divisions — from basic sciences to clinical research — to discover new ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and other diseases. At any time, hundreds of clinical trials are underway at Fred Hutch, bringing novel therapies to thousands of patients. More than 1.3 million people around the world have benefited from lifesaving bone marrow transplantation, a treatment pioneered here. Our work also paved the way for the HPV vaccine, which could prevent cancer in millions of people. And the Women’s Health Initiative, headquartered at Fred Hutch, uncovered the risks of combined hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, preventing more than 20,000 cases of breast cancer per year in the U.S. alone.