Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center regarding its recent data breach. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Fred Hutchinson Cance Center is an independent, nonprofit cancer treatment and research center in Washington. In addition to providing cancer treatment directly to patients, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center also serves as the cancer program for UW Medicine. Founded in 1975, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center provides a variety of patient care services and treatments, including cancer prevention and screening, supportive care services, blood and marrow transplants, immunotherapy, medical, radiation, and surgical oncology, and proton therapy. Additionally, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is globally recognized as a leader in cancer and infectious disease research. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center operates 8 clinical care locations and employs over 5,000 individuals.


Recently, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center determined that a hacker group may have accessed the sensitive information belonging to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine patients on November 19, 2023. On December 7, 2023, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed has not been made publicly available by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. However, according to news reports, certain Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine patients have received emails from the purported cybercriminals, claiming to have patients’ sensitive personal information, including:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Medical history
  • Lab results
  • Insurance history

If you are a current or former patient of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center or UW Medicine:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  2. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  3. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  4. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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