Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance propose merger

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s are restructuring their relationship, formed in 1998, to further their missions of advancing diagnosis, treatment and development of cures for cancer and other diseases.

The proposed restructure would establish an adult-focused oncology program and, separately, a pediatric oncology program. SCCA and Fred Hutch would merge to form Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, an independent, private, not-for-profit organization operating as a clinically integrated part of UW Medicine. Seattle Children’s would continue operating independently and be the central site for pediatric cancer care among the organizations. Leaders from the four organizations will seek approvals by early 2022.