Fred Hutch researchers are renowned for developing successful treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer, much as it naturally eliminates everyday infections like the common cold.
Our Nobel Prize-winning work on bone marrow transplantation provided the first example of the human immune system's power to cure cancer. Today, we continue to lead this revolutionary field, called immunotherapy, which is yielding effective cancer treatments with far fewer side effects than conventional drugs, radiation or surgery.
We've already used immunotherapy to boost survival rates for patients with leukemia and other blood cancers. And we've shown it has promise for treating many other cancers.
Our goal is to have the same impact on these cancers that bone marrow transplantation has had on leukemia.