Prof. Frederick Applebaum is the Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is also the Professor of the Division of Medical Oncology, the University of Washington and the President of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dr. Appelbaum graduated from Dartmouth College and Tufts University School of Medicine and completed medical oncology fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute. His research focus is biology and treatment of leukemias, lymphomas, and other blood cancers.
Prof. Frederick was the past chair of the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors. He also serves as a member of the NCI Steering Committee for Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma. Prof. Frederick is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is also a member of the advisory committees of many organizations, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Yale Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, University of Michigan Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco Cancer Center and the AACR Stand Up to Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee.
His honors and awards include election to the Insitute of Medicine and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, the ASCO Statesman Award and the ASBMT’s E.D. Thomas Lecture and Award.