Fred Hutch scientists are producing some of the most important breakthroughs in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, HIV and other diseases. Our scientists study every aspect of the disease process — from the cellular level to the population level — to uncover the factors that influence disease risk and progression. Fred Hutch has been home to three Nobel laureates, and our faculty includes more than 200 renowned researchers who collaborate with colleagues across the globe and mentor the next generation of scientific innovators.
Our scientists work to understand how behavioral choices — from diet to smoking — can lead to the development of cancer and other diseases. They also develop and test interventions to reduce risk, particularly among underserved populations.
Cell therapies — including blood stem-cell transplantation and some immunotherapies — have become a standard of care for many cancers and other diseases. Our researchers have led the way in this field since bone marrow transplantation was pioneered at Fred Hutch in the 1970s.
Our scientists are advancing knowledge of viruses and the detection, prevention and treatment of viral infections. Studies range from the evolution of HIV and influenza to the role of viral infections in cancer.