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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Patients have access to Fred Hutch’s research innovations and discoveries through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, our clinical care partner. SCCA, which shares our campus, brings together the expertise of Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s to provide world-class treatment to patients with cancer and related diseases. About 100 of Fred Hutch’s faculty — many of them overseeing leading-edge clinical trials — treat patients at SCCA in addition to conducting lab research and other studies. Some of our specialty clinics and programs are featured below.

State-of-the-art facilities at Fred Hutch (left) and SCCA, which share a campus in Seattle.

Photos by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch

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Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Bone marrow transplantation — which uses stem cells from the patient or from a donor to reset the immune system — is one of the great success stories in cancer care. Pioneered at Fred Hutch, transplantation has boosted cure rates for some blood cancers from nearly zero to 90 percent. In addition to blood cancers, bone marrow transplantation (or transplantation of stem cells from peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood) can be used to treat a range of blood and autoimmune diseases, including sickle cell disease, scleroderma and multiple sclerosis. Our program has performed more than 16,000 bone marrow transplants — more than any other institution in the world.

HARNESSING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic

Opened in 2018, the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic is a first-of-its-kind facility dedicated to providing innovative immunotherapies for cancer patients through clinical trials. Many of the therapies involve T cells that have been genetically modified to more effectively target cancers. The clinic features 15 patient care suites that accommodate a wide array of outpatient services, along with space for family and friends who accompany patients. 

Integrative Medicine

Our integrative practitioners collaborate closely with other SCCA supportive care staff — including medical nutritionists, physical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and spiritual health advisers — to improve quality of life for SCCA patients during all stages of cancer care and beyond.

Fred Hutch infectious disease (ID) specialists provide consultation to SCCA patients and their hematologists and oncologists on treatment plans and long-term follow-up care. Their guidance includes pre-transplant evaluations and practices related to infection control and antibiotics management.

Supportive Care Services

Our specialists provide supportive and palliative care to help patients understand their condition and the choices available to them, manage their pain and other symptoms, cope with the stress of having cancer, and consider their plans and wishes for the future.

Long-Term Follow-Up

Our Long-Term Follow-Up program provides lifelong monitoring and care for patients who have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant at SCCA. The program’s specialists follow more than 5,000 patients, both children and adults, some of whom had a transplant more than 40 years ago.

Our Survivorship Clinic addresses the wide range of challenges that cancer survivors may face after therapy ends — including pain, fatigue, fear of recurrence, neuropathy, lymphedema, bone loss, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, memory issues and future cancer risk.

Proton Therapy Center

Proton therapy is an advanced radiation treatment that precisely targets tumors, minimizing radiation to healthy tissue and improving the lives of patients with cancer. The center is located on the campus of UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital and Medical Center.

Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic

Knowing whether a patient carries an inherited genetic mutation can help doctors more precisely tailor treatment. The Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic offers genetic testing for prostate cancer patients, guidance on treatment and second opinions for non-SCCA patients.

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