Patients have access to Fred Hutch’s research innovations and discoveries through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, our clinical care partner. SCCA, which shares our campus, brings together the expertise of Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s to provide world-class treatment to patients with cancer and related diseases. About 100 of Fred Hutch’s faculty — many of them overseeing leading-edge clinical trials — treat patients at SCCA in addition to conducting lab research and other studies. Some of our specialty clinics and programs are featured below.
Bone marrow transplantation — which uses stem cells from the patient or from a donor to reset the immune system — is one of the great success stories in cancer care. Pioneered at Fred Hutch, transplantation has boosted cure rates for some blood cancers from nearly zero to 90 percent. In addition to blood cancers, bone marrow transplantation (or transplantation of stem cells from peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood) can be used to treat a range of blood and autoimmune diseases, including sickle cell disease, scleroderma and multiple sclerosis. Our program has performed more than 16,000 bone marrow transplants — more than any other institution in the world.
Opened in 2018, the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic is a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to providing innovative immunotherapies for cancer patients through clinical trials. Many of the therapies involve T cells that have been genetically modified to more effectively target cancers. The clinic features 15 patient care suites that accommodate a wide array of outpatient services, along with space for family and friends who accompany patients.