Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Opportunistic Infections in Cancer Patients

Many organisms that do not normally cause disease in immunocompetent persons can become life-threatening in those with compromised immune systems. Cancer patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy and post transplant recipients are especially at risk for contracting one of these infections. Treatment and prevention, as well as molecular diagnostics, pathogenesis studies, and immunology are a few approaches implemented by VIDD faculty.

Faculty

Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program, VIDD Research Interests
Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, Scientific Program on AIDS-Associated Malignancies and Infections, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Phone: (206) 667-4600
Fax: (206) 667-1965
Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Research interests include the study and manipulations of CD8 T cells and NK cells, the mechanism for T cells becoming memory T cells and the therapeutic potential of NK cells to protect from opportunistic infections following transplantation
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Phone: (206) 520-4340