As an academic, teaching, and research institution, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center works closely with a number of other institutions nationwide to further the development of lifesaving, leading-edge therapies, while providing some of the highest quality care in the world. These institutional relationships enable the sharing of research information and the use of some of the most current medical resources available
In 1998, the Hutchinson Center joined UW Medicine and Seattle Children's to form Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the United States. SCCA provides clinical care to patients being treated by physicians from the three partner organizations.
The Hutchinson Center has a multiple-year contract with the National Cancer Institute to operate the nation's sole Cancer Information Service contact center. This contact center provides free cancer and smoking cessation information to people in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. Associated Pacific Territories.
The Hutchinson Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium was formed in 2002 to enhance and accelerate cancer research at the Hutchinson Center, UW and Seattle Children's. The Consortium brings together more than 400 faculty with research interests in basic, clinical, and public health sciences related to cancer. While all three institutions remain independent, the consortium combines their strengths.