Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
Focused on Therapy Response (CCNE-TR)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Environment

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel Prize laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research. The center receives more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other independent U.S. research institute. This funding supports four scientific divisions that collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied research. The center enjoys productive academic and industry collaborations that enhance Fred Hutchinson's ability to achieve advances in cancer research and treatment.

Fred Hutchinson's clinical and research partners, University of Washington Medicine and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical, together form one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer-research centers.

In 1998, Fred Hutchinson joined UW Medicine and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in forming the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, one of the most preeminent cancer hospitals in the United States. The Alliance provides clinical care to patients being treated by physicians from the three partner organizations. Fred Hutchinson and the Alliance are members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Key efforts in proteomics are underway at the Fred Hutchinson and will be leveraged in this CCNE-TR. Several different members of our CCNE-TR consortium are affiliated with Fred Hutchinson (e.g., Drs. Hanash and Hartwell).

A Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium was formed in 2002 to further enhance and accelerate the cancer research of Fred Hutchinson, University of Washington and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. While all three institutions remain independent, the Consortium combines their strengths. The mission of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is the elimination of cancer as a cause of human suffering and death.