Hutchinson Center 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.
The Hutchinson Center's 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 yields 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 aggressive skin and kidney cancers.
We're uniquely poised to apply this revolutionary approach to thousands more patients who suffer from breast, ovarian, prostate and other common cancers. Our treatment arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, is using immunotherapy in treatments for a variety of cancers. Our goal is to have the same impact on these cancers that bone marrow transplantation has had on leukemia.