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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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B + T = Immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer
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KING5's Amity Addrisi talks with Tom Lynch about research efforts on COVID-19 and how the pandemic has effected Fred Hutch.
Host Lee Huntsman and Cambia Grove welcomed Tom Lynch to discuss what factors enable a healthy innovation ecosystem and how to turn research into impact.
Tom Lynch speaks with Dr. Parth Shah, a behavioral scientist and pharmacist, to discuss the misinformation that has been part of the pandemic and its potential impact on vaccinations.
Dr Tom Lynch speaks with Dr. Andrew Hsieh about his recent bladder cancer research and a new grant that will help him expand his efforts.
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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