Institute for Prostate Cancer Research

Our Team

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Scientists and physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine, two Seattle-based institutions that excel in medical discovery and patient care, have formed the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR).

A natural outgrowth of established medical research and clinical collaborations, the IPCR brings together a world-renowned team of scientists and clinicians whose mission is to understand the causes of prostate cancer and its progression, develop new prevention strategies, devise innovative diagnostics and improve survival and quality of life.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) unites health-care professionals from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s to form a world-class treatment center that provides advanced therapies and clinical studies for cancers and other blood disorders.

This formal partnership efficiently raises and distributes private funds according to priorities established by its cross-institutional scientific steering committee.

Our faculty includes:

Eva Corey, Ph.D., senior investigator in prostate cancer bone biology in the Urology Genitourinary Cancer Laboratory; UW Medicine associate professor of urology

Bruce Dalkin, M.D., UW Medicine professor of urology; former chair, Division of Urology, University of Arizona

William Ellis, M.D., director, UW Urologic Clinic; former chief of staff, UW Medical Center; UW Medicine professor of urology

Celestia “Tia” Higano, M.D., director, Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Group, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; UW Medicine professor of medicine and urology; member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Paul Lange, M.D., director, IPCR; UW Medicine professor and chair emeritus of urology

Daniel Lin, M.D., director, Division of Urologic Oncology; UW Medicine associate professor of urology

Alvin Liu, Ph.D., senior investigator in Prostate Cancer Stem Cell Biology, UW Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine; UW Medicine associate professor of urology

R. Bruce Montgomery, M.D., director, Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; UW Medicine associate professor of medicine

Pete Nelson, M.D., co-head, Fred Hutchinson and University of Washington Cancer Consortium Program in Prostate Cancer; member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; UW Medicine professor of medicine

Stephen R. Plymate, M.D., director, Prostate Cancer Endocrinology; UW Medicine professor of medicine

Kenneth Russell, M.D., UW Medicine professor, vice chair and clinical service chief of radiation oncology

Janet Stanford, Ph.D., co-head, Fred Hutchinson and University of Washington Cancer Consortium Program in Prostate Cancer Research; UW professor of epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health; member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Larry True, M.D., director, Genitourinary Pathology; UW Medicine professor of pathology

Robert Vessella, Jr., Ph.D., director of Urology Genitourinary Cancer Research Laboratory; UW Medicine professor and vice-chairman of urology

Evan Yu, M.D., deputy director, Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Group, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; UW Medicine associate professor of medicine


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