Research Groups

Epidemiology Program

Research Groups


The  Cancer Epidemiology Research Cooperative (CERC) is an epidemiologic research unit located within the Program in Epidemiology in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. CERC’s mission is to conduct research to improve knowledge about the causes of  cancer, and its impact on the lives of those affected, in order to reduce cancer occurrence and suffering and to improve survival.  Our group includes epidemiologists, scientific and administrative support staff, statisticians, IT, interviewers, and data technicians.


To Improve Breast cancer outcomes in low and middle-resource countries (LMCs), the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) through an international alliance of organizations, created comprehensive resource-sensitive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for breast health care and cancer control. In its next phase of innovation, BHGI is collaborating with global, regional and local organizations to pioneer the development of Learning Laboratories to define critical in-country methodology for establishing or expanding breast cancer care programs in LMCs.


The Radiation and Environmental Exposure Studies (REES) group is a research unit within the Program of Epidemiology in the Division of Public Health Sciences.  The REES group conducts studies investigating environmental factors to identify risk factors for cancer and other diseases.   REES studies have been conducted among people in the Seattle area, throughout the U.S. and in the Russian Federation.

Prostate Studies:

The Program in Prostate Cancer Research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a multidisciplinary program.  The aim is to foster interactive communication and the development of new or expanded research projects between investigators with diverse expertise and interest in prostate cancer.