Seattle cancer center gets $40 million in stimulus money

Seattle cancer center gets $40 million in stimulus money

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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by KING5.com Staff

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 20 at 12:54 PM

SEATTLE - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has been awarded research grants worth $40 million under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

That includes $16 million in federal stimulus money to research the effectiveness of cancer diagnostic tools, tests and treatments.

The individual projects range in amount from $4.8 million to $33,596 and benefit every level of researcher at the Hutchinson Center, from well-established principal investigators to pre-doctoral graduate students.

"It's a testament to the quality of the science we do and to the scientists who conduct our research that the Hutchinson Center was so successful in obtaining this level of stimulus funding," said Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., Center president and director.

One of the key goals of the Recovery Act is job retention and job creation.

"We estimate that for every $100,000 in grant funding that the Center receives, 2.3 jobs are retained or created internally and in the community by our suppliers. This means that the stimulus funds we received will retain and create about 920 jobs," Hartwell said.

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