For the Media
Dr. James Olson, a researcher and pediatric oncologist, is developing innovative approaches to improve treatment for patients with brain tumors. He is a member in Fred Hutch's Clinical Research Division and has appointments at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's. His scientific and medical career has been devoted primarily to discovering and advancing new therapies for children with brain cancer. He is the director for Project Violet, a team of scientists dedicated to creating a new class of drugs that effectively cure diseases that are currently consider incurable.
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.