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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.
Diversity at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
is not just important, it's essential. Valuing diversity promotes creative and intellectual vigor, creates an environment in which everyone feels respect and acceptance, and increases our ability to serve our community by attracting and retaining the best possible people. Diversity enriches our research, our science, the communities in which we live and work, and the lives of our employees.
Diversity is key to the pursuit of our mission to eliminate cancer and other diseases as causes of human suffering and death.
Scientists from all fields share and integrate their findings and insights to foster the development and testing of new approaches
Hutchinson Center faculty, managers and staff all have important roles in creating an environment that exemplifies the following values:
Scientific Excellence — The Center's first commitment is to excellence in scientific work. We have a high standard of ethics and integrity in conducting our research.
Respect — We respect the contributions that each individual makes to ensure the success of our science. We honor the contribution of patients and study participants to our mission and commit to the highest standards of care, integrity and confidentiality in our services to them. We respect individuality and recognize the strength that comes from diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.
Openness — We recognize the importance of sharing information and allowing for the free exchange of ideas between staff throughout the Center regardless of position or affiliation with outside interests. We strive to have decisions made by those closest to the issue, acknowledging the value of first-hand experience.
Innovation — We recognize the importance of creativity and responsible risk-taking. We aim to minimize bureaucracy and maintain focus on the mission. Our systems and policies support scientific achievement.