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 solid tumor cancers. 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.

STTR is creating environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery and translate it into cures for patients; and has established programs addressing cancers of the bladder, brain, breast, colon, head and neck, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate and sarcoma.

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Featured Research

Our researchers are investigating tumor and stem cell biology, modeling, nanotechnology, drug development and therapeutic response.

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Highlights

Could two HPV vaccine doses be as effective as three?

Researchers believe reducing the HPV vaccine dose may increase vaccination adherence, reduce cost and will still be as effective.

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 ranked No. 6 in cancer among top hospitals in the United States according to the U.S. News & World Report.

$20 Million Donation from Bezos Family

The Bezos family donated $20,000,000 to Fred Hutch for further development of immunotherapy for lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers.

STTR Partners with Glassybaby

Solid Tumor Translational Research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and SCCA is partnering with Glassybaby, 10 percent from the sale of each 'belle' will be donated in honor of Babes Against Brain Cancer. Buy one today.

Fred Hutch researcher and HICOR co-director on CCTV America

Dr. Lyman, medical oncologist and internationally recognized leader in comparative effectiveness, health services and outcomes research, talks about global cancer rates.

Congratulations to our hard-working colleagues!!

Drs. Julie Gralow and Beti Thompson are honored for their Achievement in Community Outreach and Dr. Fred Appelbaum is given a Lifetime Achievement Award (you can watch his acceptance speech).

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.

Mesotheliaom Cancer Alliance Offers Scholarships to Students Impacted by Cancer

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance awards $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer. Apply now for the Fall 2015 semester.