New 'Hutch' Director Aims To Push Toward Cancer Cures Based On The Immune System

November 20, 2014 1:49 PM

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This morning, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a hotbed for the development of new treatments that harness the immune system against cancer, is announcing that it has hired former Merck cancer research boss Gary Gilliland as its next director.

“I’m really excited about this,” said Gilliland, 60, in an interview yesterday. “Immunotherapeutic approaches have the potential for not just treating cancer but to cure cancers and the Hutch has been at the leading edge of that for the entirety of my career.”

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