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Dr. Tom Lynch, President and Director, Fred Hutch
Dr. Tom Lynch

From Our President and Director

Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. is a world-renowned scientist, highly respected oncologist and successful leader of National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Dr. Lynch sets the strategic direction of the center, oversees centerwide initiatives and represents the Hutch’s interests to major partners and governmental bodies. He also directs the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium and is principal investigator of its Cancer Center Support Grant.
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July 16
July 16

Blood and Marrow Transplant Reunion

Fred Hutch is excited to welcome BMT survivors and their families to campus for to reconnect with care teams and other survivors, hear about successes achieved in blood and marrow transplantation, discuss challenges people face post-transplant, and — most of all — celebrate with everyone.
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Featured Videos

Dr. Tom Lynch spoke with Drs. Alice Berger, Lucas Sullivan and Christopher Li at Fred Hutch's Science Says virtual event on May 25, 2022, about how emerging technologies and a growing volume and variety of molecular data are allowing scientists to create personalized cancer therapies and prevention strategies.

Fred Hutch President & Director Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. visits the Berger Lab to meet the staff and see what the lab is working on.

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center opening day event on April 1, 2022, featuring remarks from Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., board chair Kathy Surace-Smith, UW Medicine CEO Dr. Paul Ramsey, Fred Hutch Executive Vice President and Deputy Director Dr. Bruce Clurman, and Fred Hutch Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Terry McDonnell.

Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch shares partnerships in 2021 that fueled important new scientific strides — and what we see in 2022.

Dr. Tom Lynch talks with Hutch researchers Drs. Jonathan Bricker, Anne McTiernan and Marian Neuhouser about how to make and maintain healthful changes in diet, exercise and more. Lynch also spoke about COVID-19 with infectious disease physician Dr. Catherine Liu.

Dr. Tom Lynch tours the Emerman Lab with Dr. Emerman — learns more hear about the efforts to find insights into effective cellular antiviral defenses could also shed light on avenues for development of potential future antiretroviral therapies for HIV and COVID.

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Cancer care and research in Pacific Northwest to be streamlined under proposed reorganization

Dr. Tom Lynch described how the restructure of Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children's, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance could improve startups.

GeekWire
July 13, 2021

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Falls by Largest Yearly Amount on Record

Dr. Thomas Lynch described the gratification of improving lung cancer death rates in the US.  

The Wall Street Journal
January 12, 2021

Full steam ahead as Fred Hutch moves into historic building and expands Seattle campus

Dr. Thomas Lynch described why he’s excited about the opening of the Lake Union Steam Plant.

GeekWire
October 15, 2020

2020 flu shot strategy: Get yours early in the season

Dr. Steve Pergam described the importance of getting flu shots, especially for protecting babies, older people and others with compromised immune systems. 

NPR
August 04, 2020

Large U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trials will exclude pregnant women for now

Dr. Larry Corey emphasized the need for COVID vaccine data in pregnant women to find what is the safest vaccine for them.

Reuters
July 31, 2020

Without a vaccine, researchers say, herd immunity may never be achieved

Dr. Joshua Schiffer predicted what may happen if the U.S. tries to achieve herd immunity without a COVID-19 vaccine. 

NPR
July 24, 2020

In conversation with Tom Lynch, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch spoke with Fierce Biotech about his new role, the Hutch’s scientific priorities and COVID-19. 

Fierce Biotech
June 02, 2020

Fred Hutch president on response to coronavirus pandemic

President Dr. Thomas Lynch discussed Fred Hutch’s work related to COVID-19 virology, epidemiology and vaccine programs. 

KING 5
May 24, 2020

Fred Hutch’s president says a new strain of virus research center is needed to fight future outbreaks

President Dr. Thomas Lynch explained the work Fred Hutch is doing on COVID-19 research and vaccines. 

GeekWire
May 21, 2020

Join GeekWire this week for a live virtual event with Fred Hutch President Dr. Thomas Lynch

Dr. Thomas Lynch and his live virtual chat with GeekWire are highlighted. 

GeekWire
May 18, 2020

Saving a city: How Seattle’s corporate giants banded together to flatten the curve

Drs. Tom Lynch and Larry Corey recalled the start of the COVID-19 epidemic and discussed Fred Hutch’s efforts to track and control the virus along with other notable Seattle companies. 

Fortune
April 17, 2020

Greater Seattle coronavirus assessment network (SCAN) releases data from first 18 days of testing

Dr. Tom Lynch commented on the hard work and early data from the SCAN COVID-19 testing program. 

Public Health Insider
April 17, 2020

Dr. Tom Lynch on COVID-19 challenges

Dr. Tom Lynch described the challenges of testing and accurately reporting COVID-19 in a Fred Hutch town hall. 

KOMO Radio
March 26, 2020