Where the Money Goes

You Power Cures

Obliteride funding matters at Fred Hutch — and our generous sponsors ensure that 100% of every dollar you raise goes right to work. In the last 10 years, we’ve fueled new approaches for breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer. Advanced new breakthroughs in immunotherapy and data science. Supported community partnerships to improve health. Sparked urgently needed leadership in the response to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. And helped Fred Hutch attract the world’s top researchers and nurture their most innovative work. 

Ten Years of Groundbreaking Research

Since 2013, Obliteride funding has supported more than 200 projects and more than 65 world-leading researchers — kickstarting a wheel of innovation that leads to even more discoveries over time. Here are three examples:

Dr. Roland Strong

In 2017, we supported Dr. Roland Strong to improve cancer treatment by helping create a tool that identifies “targets” present in cancer cells, but not healthy cells. 

Dr. Aude Chapuis

Today, we’re supporting Dr. Aude Chapuis, holder of the John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Endowed Chair, as she builds on this work: retraining the body’s own immune cells to recognize targets and attack cancers.

Dr. Jen Adair

With Obliteride funding, Dr. Jen Adair holder of the Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation developed a groundbreaking technology to make gene therapies for cancer more accessible worldwide. 

Dr. Hootie Warren

Dr. Hootie Warren continues to help improve treatment around the world, especially in communities with limited access to care.

Dr. Johanna Lampe

With early funding from Obliteride, Dr. Johanna Lampe identified nutrients associated with cancer risk, unlocking new insights into diet and risk reduction.

Dr. Heather Greenlee

Now, we’re helping Dr. Heather Greenlee continue to improve health and nutrition. Her website, Cook for Your Life, provides science-based recipes to reduce risk, address challenges during treatment, and more.

Meet Our 2021 Funded Researchers

When you Obliteride, every dollar you raise directly supports Fred Hutch. Meet the scientists — and research — you support. 

Dr. Rob Bradley

Dr. Rob Bradley

Decoding how cells create proteins in order to understand how cancer evades the immune system — and more.

Dr. Aude Chapuis

Dr. Aude Chapuis

Reprogramming a person's own immune system to fight blood cancers and melanoma.

Dr. Neel Dey

Dr. Neel Dey

Researching how our gut microbiome affects health from colorectal cancer risk to recovery from COVID-19.

Dr. Heather Greenlee

Dr. Heather Greenlee

Combining fact-based tools and research to make healthy eating part of cancer prevention and recovery through the Cook for Your Life program.

Dr. Vida Henderson

Dr. Vida Henderson

Reducing health disparities in cancers that affect women by studying the link between social factors and health.

Dr. A. McGarry Houghton

Dr. A. McGarry Houghton

Helping to improve treatments and create better and less invasive diagnostic tests for lung cancer. 

Dr. Sita Kugel

Dr. Sita Kugel

Creating lab models to understand how pancreatic and liver cancer behave in humans and advance treatments.

Dr. John K. Lee

Dr. John K. Lee

Advancing new treatments to target prostate and bladder cancers.

Dr. Kate Markey

Dr. Kate Markey

Reducing complications from bone marrow transplants to make this effective treatment safer. 

Dr. Behnam Nabet

Dr. Behnam Nabet

Creating new technologies to disable the genes that drive cancer. 

Dr. Megan Shen

Dr. Megan Shen

Improving end-of-life care for cancer patients, with a focus on Hispanic and other communities.

Dr. Jhimmy Talbot

Dr. Jhimmy Talbot

Unlocking how our gut communicates with bacteria and microbes — and how gaps can lead to illness.  

Dr. Trang VoPham

Dr. Trang VoPham

Investigating how factors in the places we live — from pollution to daylight — affect cancer risk.  

Dr. Edus Houston "Hootie" Warren

Dr. Edus Houston "Hootie" Warren

Improving cancer care worldwide and adapting therapies for use in communities with few resources.

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