Scientific Community

Collaborating with and assisting clinicians and researchers worldwide

As the global burden of cancer is on the rise, our scientists and physicians are focused on the dissemination of collaborative ideas.

Our mission is to speed the progress of ideas from inception to reality, bringing new prevention strategies, diagnostic tools and treatments to the people who need them, in the most efficient way possible. 

To facilitate this progress, the STTR staff have developed two innovative, open source tools to assist clinicians and researchers, both in our community and across the globe, in their daily work.


Find a scientific event at Fred Hutch, UW, Seattle Children's and other local organizations.

STTRconnect is an online database for finding experts across computational, biological, or clinical fields of biomedical research as well as cancer. It provides users access to potential collaborators with an expertise to match their needs. Increasingly, research is leveraging the  “big data” to keep track of the current methods, tools and technology in such a diverse and burgeoning field. By making available a searchable database, we aim to ease the process of finding the resources and collaborators that can contribute to the computational aspects of research from experimental design to analysis and interpretation of results. Our collaborator database primarily includes Seattle-area experts as well as an increasing number of global collaborators across Africa, though all are welcome to join.

Oncoscape is a suite of fully integrated unique visualization and statistical tools for generating hypotheses using paired clinical and molecular data from various groups of cancer patients.  Through its easy point-and-click browser interface, Oncoscape will become an essential tool for doctors and researchers.

Learn more about other informatics tools >

Other ways to connect with your colleagues

The following resources can be used to identify potential collaborators with similar research interests.

  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
    Search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from that funding.

In addition, we have compiled a wide variety of resources to assist investigators with their research including links to open access biobanks, funding sources and other research-related resources, locally and nationally.  Our goal is to improve translational research by facilitating both the flow of information as well as communication among collaborators as well as connect investigators with information that is useful for research start-up and support through completion of the project.