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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

An internationally acclaimed research center in Seattle

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center doesn't project the conventional image of this type of institution.

The extremely bold design revolves around the project's masterpiece, a magnificent circular staircase in solid maple that rises four stories in the building's vast atrium. In addition to this focal point, crafted with an attention to detail worthy of a scientist, Beaubois produced and installed two other staircases in solid maple, reception desks, an espresso bar and numerous counters and cabinets.

The construction of this seven-story building is the final phase of a huge development project for this Center that leads the largest cancer prevention research program in America.

Great minds are at work here

The world-renowned scientists who work at this center dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases include three Nobel laureates, members of various medical academies, a MacArthur Fellow, members of the America Association for the Advancement of Science and eight current and former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Together with a team of 750 researchers, they look for new ways to detect cancer earlier, when cure rates are highest. They also develop treatments with fewer side effects and learn how to prevent cancers from starting to grow in the body.

It is due to the pioneering work of one of the Center's researchers, Nobel laureate Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, that bone marrow transplantation became possible. Today, hundred of doctors across the world perform this life-saving operation, thanks to the training that they received at the Center.

In addition to their work on cancer, the researchers study other diseases, including auto-immune diseases, multiple sclerosis and infectious diseases like AIDS.

Beaubois is extremely proud to number the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center among the eight projects it has to its credit in Seattle alone.

Established in 1975, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was named after the brother of its founder, Dr. William Hutchinson. Fred, who was nicknamed "Hutch," was a Major League Baseball pitcher and manager who died of cancer at the age of 45. He pitched for the Detroit Tigers for 14 years and then managed the Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, leading the latter to the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees.


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521 6th Avenue
Saint-Georges (Québec, Canada)
G5Y 0H1

Date d'impression : Saturday 18 August 2018
Phone : 418 228-5104
Fax : 418 228-3524
Toll free : 1 800 463-2237
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