Fred Hutch is an organization that involves not just world-renowned scientists but also humanitarians to work together to help prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses including cancer, HIV/AIDs, and many others. Their team not only includes three Nobel laureates, but it helps patients and provides research all around the world.
Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
They are currently playing an active role in the fight against COVID-19, such with their role in leading five major vaccine trials in the US, among many other things. And with the progress in technology made due to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, this new knowledge also brings more hope towards other goals such as their work on HIV vaccines… And this is what we aim to help fund with Bingothon Summer 2021!
You may find more info about it on their page about COVID-19 research.
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