Breast Cancer Research Program

The mission of the Consortium Breast Cancer Research Program is to bring together a highly cross-disciplinary group of investigators dedicated to reducing the incidence and subsequent mortality of breast cancer.

The program fosters interdisciplinary research among nationally recognized faculty in basic science, genetics, clinical medicine, cancer prevention, and epidemiology at Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and the clinical community to improve breast cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.

In September 2010, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded $11.5 million to the Hutch to lead the Seattle Cancer Consortium Breast SPORE (Specialized Program in Research Excellence) which involves 25 investigators at the Center and the University of Washington. The goal of the endeavor is to positively impact breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment and care of women who have or are at risk for the disease.