Infection-Related Malignancies

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Infection-Related Malignancies

Nearly one-quarter of cancers worldwide are caused by infectious diseases. Pathogens, such as Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), have been identified as contributing factors in lymphoma, sarcoma, liver cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and stomach cancer. Researchers hope to answer a number of key questions: How are cancer-causing infections transmitted and acquired? What factors govern the progression from chronic infection to cancer? Which therapies can be employed to prevent infection-related cancers? VIDD has recently fostered a pioneering collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute, the only cancer care facility in Uganda, to delineate and establish efficacious treatment options. 


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Co-infections impact clinical, virological, and immunologic outcomes in HIV. I work on understanding how we can better treat patients to prevent HIV and HIV-associated complications, including focus on HIV persistence and HIV-associated malignancies.
Phone: (206) 667-4628
Fax: (206) 667-7711
President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Research focus is HIV and herpesvirus vaccine development, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) pathogenesis and the host immune response. Immunotherapeutic approaches to viral infections and cancer
Phone: (206) 667-6770
Fax: (206) 667-7711
Research focuses on building laboratory capacity in Uganda, and improving and strengthening clinical laboratory management towards accreditation. Also investigating common pathogen associated malignancies and T cell mediated immunity.
Immune monitoring and correlative science analyses for early clinical trials in the area of cancer immunotherapy.
Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington
Determining how changes in microbial communities impact human health; identifying, characterizing, and culturing microbes found in the human genital tract; and associating the reproductive tract microbiome with human disease. Developing molecular diagnostic tests to detect and identify pathogens in immunocompromised hosts such as cancer patients.
Phone: (206) 667-1935
Fax: (206) 667-4411
Associate Director for Laboratory Operations, HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)
Immunologic endpoint determination for experimental vaccines (HIV, pneumococcus, malaria, TB, flu) and Logistics, operations, quality assurance, and assay validation for immunologic evaluation of vaccines in the clinical trial setting
Medical Director, UCI-Fred Hutch Collaboration, UCI / Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Consulting Service , Patient Care and Clinical Services
Viral, immunologic, and host genetic factors associated with Kaposi sarcoma presentation and survival outcomes.
Phone: (206) 667-4600
Fax: (206) 667-1965
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Program in Pathobiology, University of Washington
Faculty Member, Molecular & Cellular Biology Program, Fred Hutch & University of Washington
Study T cell fate and function in healthy and inflamed tissues and following infection with HIV and manipulate these responses for therapeutic purposes
Phone: (206) 667-2216
Fax: (206) 667-2209
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Washington
Staff Physician, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, University of Washington
Research focus includes HIV clinical trial design and conduct; complications of antiretroviral therapy and HIV-associated malignancies
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Head, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Epidemiology, natural history, therapy, and prevention of HSV and other herpesvirus infections; interactions between HSV and HIV Vaccines and clinical trials
Phone: (206) 520-4340
Managing Director, China
Primary responsibility is to facilitate and provide a platform for Hutch faculty to conduct their research, expand their research interests and translate their knowledge globally, particular in China
Phone: (206) 667-1937