You are at the center of everything we do at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expertly targeted, complete care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.
We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in malignant mesothelioma with a commitment to meet your unique needs.
Studies have shown that patients evaluated and treated at a multidisciplinary cancer center, like Fred Hutch, have better outcomes. Research has also shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. Patients who begin treatment at Fred Hutch often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere.
Fred Hutch is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Malignant mesothelioma occurs most often in people who worked around asbestos — typically, decades earlier. Research has identified other causes too. Fred Hutch offers comprehensive malignant mesothelioma treatment from a team of experts.
Our physicians are experts in the full spectrum of treatments that malignant mesothelioma may require. Based on the unique characteristics of your tumor, your team may recommend surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, all available at Fred Hutch.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
To give you access to the most innovative therapies, we unite the leading researchers and cancer specialists of both Fred Hutch and UW Medicine so you can take part in mesothelioma clinical studies not available everywhere.
Many patients at Fred Hutch receive promising therapies by taking part in clinical trials. These research studies are done by physician-scientists from Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. They test new treatments or new ways to use current treatments.
Every advance in cancer treatment in recent years has come out of clinical trials. We offer more active clinical trials than anywhere else, which means more treatment options for patients like you.
For some people, taking part in a clinical study may be the best treatment choice. Access to clinical studies by researchers at both Fred Hutch and UW Medicine is one reason many patients come to us for care.