Please join us on Tuesday, January 26, for Science Says, our virtual researcher roundtable! The pandemic has upended our routines while reinforcing the importance of healthy habits to better fend off disease. To support your healthy lifestyle, Fred Hutch experts will share their latest research and tips, including nutrition to prevent cancer and other diseases, getting the exercise you need wherever you live, and screenings and other prevention strategies. We’ll also hear from a frontline expert during our COVID Corner — and we’ll leave plenty of time for your questions.
Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., Fred Hutch president and director and holder of the Raisbeck Endowed Chair, is a highly respected oncologist and scientist known around the world for his pioneering role in precision medicine. He will lead the panel discussion with experts in public health, infectious disease, health disparities, and oncology.
Dr. Heather Greenlee is an associate professor in Fred Hutch's prevention program and medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She studies the effects of dietary change, physical activity, and weight loss on cancer outcomes and designs lifestyle interventions to reduce cancer risk and better the life of cancer survivors, particularly in underserved populations.
Dr. Catherine Liu is a physician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases that affect patients with weakened immune systems. Since the pandemic began, she has been working to make sure that these patients, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, can safely receive care at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dr. Jay Mendoza is director of the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, which works to end health disparities through research at the Center for Community Health Promotion in Washington's Yakima Valley as well as through our main campus. Dr. Mendoza's own research focuses on developing and testing behavioral interventions in schools, communities, and clinics to eliminate inequities in physical activity and nutrition among youth and young adults.
Dr. Peter Nelson holds Fred Hutch's Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men, but disease progression can vary widely. Dr. Nelson is identifying genetic alterations in tumors that can help oncologists tailor more precise treatment for individual patients.