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Volunteer Health Studies

Healthy volunteers are critical to research to prevent and detect cancer and other diseases. Volunteer to alter your diet, increase exercise or try other innovative prevention strategies.

View the following studies that are currently recruiting volunteer participants. The contact identified for the study can confirm the status of the study as well as eligibility criteria. (If you would like information on clinical trials that are researching treatment for disease, please see our page listing clinical trials.)

Current Studies

  • Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS)
    Public Health Sciences
    The Women’s Health Initiative will be conducting a five-year, large-scale randomized controlled trial to test the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract and multivitamin supplements in reducing risks of CVD and cancer.
  • Crohn's Allogeneic Transplant Study (CATS)
    Clinical Research
    A clinical study for treatment of patients with severe Crohn's Disease, using bone marrow transplantation. This study is being conducted by Dr. George McDonald and teams of doctors and nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
  • DEEM Study - Investigating the Role of a Lifestyle Intervention on Novel Estrogen Biomarkers
    Public Health Sciences
    The specific impact of diet and exercise relating to the prevention of cancer remains unclear. Help us examine the impact of improved nutritional and physical activity habits on reactive estrogens.
  • Flax FX Study
    Public Health Sciences
    Flaxseed and many nuts contain lignans. The "phytochemicals" are thought to be beneficial to health but it is not clear how they work. Help us research how flaxseed lignans affect the colon.
  • Immunology Study
    Clinical Research
    Fred Hutch is recruiting volunteers for a study focused on the development of new immunotherapy-based treatment. Study volunteers will go through a screening process to determine eligibility. Eligible donors are added to our database for study enrollment. Eligible donors will be invited to attend a blood draw donation event.
  • SANA: Survivors Helping Each Other Navigate Forward
    Public Health Sciences
    Puget Sound-area Latino cancer survivors are needed to participate in support groups as part of a Fred Hutch study called SANA: Survivors Helping Each Other Navigate Forward or Sobrevivientes Apoyándose a Navegar Adelante.
  • Screening for volunteers to participate in HIV Vaccine Trials at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / University of Washington Vaccine Trials Unit
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / University of Washington Vaccine Trials Unit is looking for HIV negative volunteers to to participate in HIV Vaccine Trials.
  • Smartquit
    Public Health Sciences
    The first quit-smoking smartphone app tested in a clinical trial, which helps users develop a quit plan, learn new skills to cope with cravings, and stay on track. We're looking for volunteer adults who want to quit smoking.
  • Star Study
    Public Health Sciences
    Fred Hutch's Star Study is recruiting African American breast cancer survivors and oncology professionals from the Puget Sound area to participate in focus groups to hear their experiences as they transition from being a cancer patient to everyday life.
  • The FRESH Study
    Public Health Sciences
    Some studies have shown that frequent eating is associated with lower risk for certain diseases while other studies suggest that eating the standard three meals a day is better. Researchers at Fred Hutch are currently recruiting healthy adults between the ages of 18-50 to participate in a study examining how eating patterns influence health and appetite. Participants receive $300 in compensation upon completion of all study activities.
  • Transmission of Stomach Bacteria Study
    Human Biology
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting families to participate in a study about the transmission of Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacteria infecting half of the world's population. The bacteria can cause ulcers and stomach cancer.
  • WebQuit
    Public Health Sciences
    WebQuit is an online quit-smoking program and five-year research study conducted by respected researchers from Fred Hutch in collaboration with Group Health Research Institute. We're now looking for volunteer adults who want to quit smoking.

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