Patient Information

Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors

Dr. Sylvia Lee with with SCCA patient
Dr. Sylvia Lee examines Mary Ellen Anderson a patient at the SCCA. Photo by Robert Hood/Fred Hutch

Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), form the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest. This group of organizations is one of the top-funded cancer centers in the country. Their purpose is to lead the world in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The SCCA unites doctors from all the organizations. It is home to more than 300 of the world’s best surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. In 2014 over 6,000 patients were treated for many types of cancers including brain, breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer. Patients coming to the SCCA have access to the latest cancer treatments including gene therapy, high-dose chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and other specialized therapies.

Our clinicians customize treatment plans, based on leading-edge research and experience.  During initial visits, our team of specialists will review the patient’s information, perform any additional testing, and discuss the diagnosis and treatment options. Patients should leave their appointment knowing exactly what the next steps should be. The presence of a family member or friend can provide emotional support and they can assist in taking notes or asking questions.

Find A Clinical Trial

At the SCCA, patients have access to over 200 clinical trials conducted by researchers at Fred Hutch, UWMedicine and Seattle Children's.  Participation in clinical trials is a vital and critical component of disease treatment and the development of new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat disease.

Find a Doctor or Make an Appointment

View our list of diseases and information to appointment. Patients are scheduled to see the best doctor for their specific needs either at the SCCA outpatient clinic on the Fred Hutch campus, UW Medical Center, Evergreen Health, or Northwest Hospital. Pediatric patients may be seen at the SCCA outpatient clinic and/or Seattle Children’s. If overnight hospital stays are necessary, adult patients go to UWMC and pediatric patients go to Seattle Children’s.

We have created STTRconnect, a comprehensive database of no- or low-cost resources for cancer patients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska, as well as online resources accessible to anyone across the nation. Our resource list includes many cancer-related resources for those impacted by cancer.  We have also compiled useful tips, tools and information to help cope with the emotional, physical and financial challenges cancer can have on your life.