For 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.
And now, faced with the threat of COVID-19, our virologists and infectious disease experts are confronting this global crisis the same way we have always approached challenges: with fearless science, open collaboration, and unshakable focus. From modeling the spread of the virus to expanding testing capacity to developing vaccines and treatments, our researchers are committed to ending this pandemic.
At Fred Hutch, we see possibilities where others don’t. We take risks. And we do the audacious research that drives science forward. Because now is not the time to be cautious. It is time to be bold.
With your support, our scientists are doing more every day — to protect health and save lives.
Fred “Hutch” Hutchinson was a beloved major league baseball player and manager who died of cancer at the age of 45. His older brother, Dr. Bill Hutchinson, established Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as a living memorial. He envisioned a place where the world’s best scientists would work together to save lives. Today, Fred Hutch is that place.
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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