Cancer Prevention Program

Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Genomics (CANCERGEN)

PI: Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD

CANCERGEN includes researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Center for Medical Technology Policy, the University of Washington, and the Southwest Oncology Group, one of the largest of the National Cancer Institute-supported cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. This collaborative network will overcome barriers that have limited the quality and timeliness of comparative effectiveness evaluations in genomics and personalized medicine, with the result that promising technologies currently in the cancer genomics pipeline can move rapidly from "proof of principle" to improving the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cancer clinical care to benefit public health.