Dr. Gary Gilliland on Cancer Research in 2018


The Fred Hutchinson president and director explains why he's so optimistic about finding cures for cancer.

Dr. Gary Gilliland, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, says he “took some flak” for predicting the strides that cancer researchers will make in cancer treatment in the near future. “By 2025, cancer researchers will have developed curative, therapeutic approaches for most, if not all, cancers,” he has said.

What’s driving this optimism? He says, “2017 was a landmark year for accelerating cancer cures,” and he has seen some remarkable advances that hint at what’s next on the horizon. Dr. Gilliland shares insights on next-generation immunotherapy, how “the cloud” could cure cancer, and more.