Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington (UW) Medicine have completed the restructure of their longtime relationship and the formation of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a unified adult cancer research and care center. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center brings together Fred Hutch and SCCA into a single, independent, nonprofit organization that is also a clinically integrated part of UW Medicine and UW Medicine’s cancer program.
Thomas J. Lynch, Jr
“[This] milestone is a tremendous step toward our vision of decreasing the time between discovery and delivery of the most advanced treatments for our patients. It builds on the foundation and 20-year legacy that Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine have established,” said Thomas J. Lynch, Jr, President and Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and holder of the Raisbeck Endowed Chair. “As a unified organization, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center will focus on improving patient outcomes, accelerating research discoveries and cures, and reducing barriers to how we collaborate. Ultimately, we want to deliver the latest scientific breakthroughs to our patients and provide them with the best possible care.”
Over the next year, SCCA’s eight clinical care sites will be rebranded as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center sites. UW Medicine physicians will continue providing cancer care to their current and future patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the University of Washington Medical Center. During the transition, patient care, research, and operations will remain uninterrupted.
As part of this transition, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center establishes a new Board of Directors composed of 13 members, including 9 community directors and 4 ex officio positions. The community directors bring a diverse range of expertise and perspectives from across health care, technology, and professional services sectors. The ex officio positions are held by leaders at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine.