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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.
  • Healthy Eating
    Public Health Sciences
    Fred Hutch researchers are recruiting for a study to better understand the relationship between elevated blood sugar levels, inflammation and diet. Men and women ages 18 to 75 are eligible. Read more about the eligibility criteria.
  • HIV Observational Studies
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit is looking for HIV-negative and HIV-positive participants for observational studies to learn more about the immune system in people.
  • HIV Vaccine Studies
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit is enrolling for a number of HIV vaccine Studies for the Fred Hutch HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
  • 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.
  • Malaria Studies: Seattle MCTC
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    We are working to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and limit malaria. To do this we need healthy volunteers to take part in our clinical research studies. Read the general criteria and use our screening tool to see if you qualify for a study. Learn more.
  • MsFLASH Study
    Public Health Sciences
    We are currently recruiting women in Seattle and Minneapolis for a study to learn more about vaginal symptoms as women age. The study will compare two popular treatments for symptom relief — a vaginal moisturizer and a low dose estrogen tablet that is placed in the vagina.
  • Mucosal Study
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit is recruiting women to participate in an observational study to understand the immune system.
  • Rhinovirus - Common Cold Research Study
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease
    The Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit is looking for volunteers to participate in a study to compare the body’s immune system response to the common cold in people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stem Cell Donor Study
    Clinical Research
    The Heimfeld Lab is seeking normal healthy volunteers 18 to 70 years of age to provide Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) for research. After donation, participants will receive compensation for their time and inconvenience. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • 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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