Colorectal Cancer

The Colorectal team is composed of laboratory and population scientists working closely with clinicians to provide the most targeted therapies and prognostics tools available. 

This highly interdisciplinary team of experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine has identified key factors that affect a person’s colorectal risk, are investigating tests that could dramatically improve colorectal cancer screening and are leading the first study to determine the factors that determine outcome after a colorectal cancer diagnosis.

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High-Fiber Laxatives Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

When irregularity strikes, what do you do? This new study shows that the kind of laxative you use may be associated with your risk of colon cancer.

Champion of the Underdog

A self-proclaimed "champion of the underdog", Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center, receives the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Health Disparities Award.