For the Media
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.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first National Cancer Institute-funded cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.