About Fred Hutch

Cures Start Here

For more than 45 years, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been redefining what’s possible in cancer research — establishing a record of unparalleled excellence and saving lives. Based in Seattle, our more than 3,000 world-renowned scientists and staff work from the laboratory to the patient bedside to translate scientific insights into better prevention, treatment, and cures.

Our mission: the elimination of cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death.

Recently, our virologists and infectious disease experts have confronted the global COVID-19 pandemic in the same way we have always approached challenges: with fearless science, open collaboration, and unshakable focus. We modeled the spread of the virus, led the international COVID-19 Prevention Network, tested vaccines and treatments, and established one of the first stand-alone COVID research centers in the nation.

With your support, our scientists are accelerating discovery to protect and save lives. 

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Fred Hutch campus in South Lake Union in Seattle, WA.
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Fred Hutch’s Commitment to Diversity

Lifesaving research demands more than innovation and dedication. It requires curiosity, creativity, and fresh and varied perspectives. That’s why diversity is a core Fred Hutch value that is integral to our work.


To establish the Hutch as a national exemplar in academia for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion approaches and practices. 


To lead the integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as core values, principles, and practices to advance the Hutch’s mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases.


The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) coordinates and facilitates diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in four core areas: research, workforce development, workplace culture and climate, and community development.

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