Private foundations help make new drugs and therapies possible by funding research at all stages, from initial discovery through clinical trials. Landmark scientific achievements begin as high risk pilot projects, and foundation support of these endeavors can be pivotal in their ultimate success. As research progresses, private support is crucial to expanding studies, testing hypotheses and laying the groundwork for clinical trials. Foundation support also leverages scientific knowledge, promoting the translation of basic investigations out of the laboratory and into the clinic.
The following list of recent Fred Hutch breakthrough discoveries provides examples of the impact of foundation support:
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