Bridging Cancer Research and Clinical Care

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are bridging laboratory sciences and patient care to provide the most precise treatment options for patients with cancer. Patients world-wide are benefiting from these efforts.

Collectively, these leading cancer research and clinical care organizations are enhancing our knowledge of cancer using population research, preclinical cancer biology, translational, imaging and clinical studies of solid tumors and hematologic cancers.

Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) creates environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery and translate it into cures for patients; and has established programs addressing a number of cancers: anogenital, bladder, brain, breast, colon, head and neck, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease, lung, myeloma, ovary, pancreas, prostate and sarcoma.

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Featured Research

Oncoscape equips researchers and doctors with the necessary tools and resources to advance the understanding of cancer biology that leads to new discoveries and the development of first class treatment strategies.  

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Oncology Recognition Day

On September 26, STTR is hosting the second annual Oncology Recognition Day for Fred Hutch, UW medicine and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Make a submission.

STTRconnect Patient Resources

New database points cancer patients to no- or low-cost resources including transportation, wigs, gentle yoga and summer camps.

A Game Changing Method for Cancer

Fred Hutch’s Harlan Robins develops a new method to match thousands of pairs of key genes needed for cancer immunotherapy.

Challenging the Notion of Personalized Medicine

Study suggests that effect future brain cancer therapies should target similarities between tumors rather than differences.

UW Medical Center Ranked among Nation's Best

The University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked No. 5 in cancer among top hospitals in the United States according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Fertility After Cancer

Are all cancer patients receiving counseling on preserving fertility?

Weight loss + vitamin D = Reduced inflammation?

A recent study by Dr. Catherine Duggan of the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch found weight loss plus vitamin D supplementation reduces inflammatory markers related to cancer and chronic disease in overweight postmenopausal women.

Congratulations to our hard-working colleagues!!

Congratulations to the phenomenal Doctors and Nurse Practitioners from UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutch who made Seattle Met Magazine's Top Doctors and Nurses of 2015.

4 Questions to Ask Before Receiving Cancer Treatment

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance blog highlights the importance of asking the right questions to ensure a patient's full understanding of their options.

Fred Hutch Researcher Wins Distinguished Achievement in Proteomic Sciences Award

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Paulovich for winning The Human Proteome Organization's '2015 Distinguished Achievement in Proteomic Sciences' Award!