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Past Presidents & Directors

Lee Hartwell

Lee Hartwell, 1997-2010

Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., is president and director emeritus of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Under Hartwell's leadership, the Center increased its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and established its Human Biology Division and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

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Robert Day, 1981-1997

Robert Day, M.D., Ph.D., is president and director emeritus of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Day was instrumental in securing the land and funding to build the Hutchinson Center's unified campus, which is named in his honor, in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Day's contributions also include establishing the Center's scientific division structure.

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William Hutchinson, 1972-1981

William Hutchinson, M.D., brother of baseball hero Fred Hutchinson, was the visionary who first conceived of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Hutchinson worked with local political and community leaders to establish the Center and to open its first headquarters in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood in 1975.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.