Alvord Brain Tumor Center

The Alvord Brain Tumor Center is a collaborative group of physicians and researchers working together to improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with brain tumors. Patients are seen at a multidisciplinary patient care and diagnostic clinic at UW Medicine.

Our research programs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance include collaborative patient-based and basic science efforts investigating tumor and stem cell biology, modeling, nanotechnology, drug development and therapeutic response.

Elementary Student Inspires Class

"I really want to cure cancer, but I also want to be president.” Elementary school student inspires class field trip to @HutchinsonCtr to learn more about #braincancer research.

2013 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk

Our patients, faculty and staff joined more than 2,700 people for the 2013 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk and raised $485,000 for brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest. View photos and video of the event.

“Going to the moon is easy, this is hard.”

Meet Dr. Eric Holland, a STTR neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher and hear him talk about his discoveries in brain cancer.

Finally, after 50 years, a breakthrough in brain cancer treatment!

Dr. Eric Holland, in collaboration with researchers from Dana Farber, discover that altered radiation schedules increase survival time in models of brain cancer.

STTR Doc at Spoke about Brain Cancer at South by Soutwest Last Week

STTR brain cancer doctor and researcher, Jim Olson, spoke last week at South by Southwest about a breakthrough he developed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center– Tumor Paint allows surgeons to see where tumor tissue is so they can remove it while causing as little damage to surrounding normal tissue as possible.