Bridging Cancer Research and
Clinical Care

Together 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.

UW Medical Center Ranked among Nation's Best

We are proud to announce that the University of Washington Medical Center has been ranked No. 6 in cancer among top hospitals in the United States. The Center also continues to be the No. 1 hospital in the Seattle metro area and in Washington, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

$20 Million Donation from Bezos Family

The Bezos family donated $20,000,000 to further develop cancer immunotherapy at Fred Hutch. “The potential to now attack other cancers with this approach is too huge not to take this research to the next level. We believe the scientists at Fred Hutch are ready to take this challenge, and we are pleased to be supporting their efforts.” ~Mike Bezos

“Cancer Couture”

Dresses, designed by University of British Columbia professor Jacqueline Firkins, reflect microscopic images of cancer and provoke important conversations on body image, beauty and mortality.

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 Dr. Gary Lyman on CCTV America

Dr. Lyman, medical oncologist and internationally recognized leader in comparative effectiveness, health services and outcomes research, talks about global cancer rates. He discusses the economic toll of cancer worldwide & potential risk reduction and prevention methods to reduce the burden of cancer. See the interview.

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.