Dr. Veena Shankaran

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Dr. Veena Shankaran

Dr. Veena Shankaran is an associate member of Fred Hutch's divisions of Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences. She conducts research and clinical trials on gastrointestinal cancer, related health concerns and the cost-effectiveness of cancer therapies. Dr. Shankaran is also a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, with a particular focus on esophagus and stomach.

Resources for more information

  • Overview of Veena Shankaran's Research
    Conducts research and clinical trials focused on gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Veena Shankaran – Brief Curriculum Vitae
    Appointments, affiliations and researcher interests.
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Profile
    Patient care is focused on cancers of the esophagus and stomach.
  • Clinical Research Division
    Researchers conduct laboratory and patient-oriented research to better understand the mechanisms that drive cancer and other human diseases. Integrating a variety of disciplines, our investigators are continually developing new therapeutic approaches and leading clinical trials that help move discoveries from laboratory to patient. Our pioneering research has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.


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