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.

Could two HPV vaccine doses be as effective as three?

Researchers believe reducing the HPV vaccine dose from 3 to 2 doses will increase compliance and reduce cost while still preventing HPV.

Challenging the Notion of Personalized Medicine

Study shows future therapies should focus on early similarities between brain tumors rather than differences. “It’s common sense, and you’re not shooting in the dark,” Dr. Eric Holland says as he explains why we should change our perspective on the origin of brain cancer.

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

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.

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. The deadline is March 31, 2015 for Fall 2015 semester and December 1, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester.