Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a nationally-renowned, Seattle-based research facility that employs scientists and humanitarians to work together and devise ways to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, like mesothelioma, as well as other life-threatening diseases including HIV/AIDS.
The staff at Fred Hutchinson includes 3 Nobel laureates, a MacArthur Fellow, six members of the National Academy of Sciences, six members of the Institute of Medicine, four members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and eight current and former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, all renowned in their fields of expertise.
The Hutchinson Center works together with other research facilities as well as clinical partners, including the University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Together, they make up what is known as the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Consortium, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Though the research center does not see patients at their facility, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance coordinates appointments and referrals for new and existing patients of the Consortium. Consultation appointments are often scheduled first in order to determine in which direction to proceed. The facility attracts patients from all around the country and support personnel provide information on housing and other options for those from out of town who expect to be staying in the area for a while.
The Hutchinson Center and its partners are also regularly involved in a host of clinical trials. Physicians at the facility are well-versed as to what trials are currently enrolling participants and patients are offered participation when appropriate.
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center