Kevin J. Cheung, M.D.


Kevin J. Cheung, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Assistant Professor
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Mail Stop: M5-A864

Dr. Kevin Cheung is interested in a grand challenge in cancer biology: the problem of metastasis, the process by which tumor cells spread to distant parts of the body. Conventional thinking holds that metastases are seeded by single tumor cells, but recent experimental and clinical studies have revealed the importance of a collective strategy, in which tumor cells efficiently metastasize as clusters. Dr. Cheung and his group pursue the unique questions that emerge from the clustered state. His laboratory is particularly intrigued by mechanisms for cell specialization and cooperation, and their implications for metastasis early detection, prognosis, and therapy.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington

Attending Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center


Harvard College, 2001, B.A.

Weill Cornell Medical College, 2006, M.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2009, Internal Medicine Residency

Johns Hopkins, 2015, Medical Oncology Fellowship

Active Clinical Trials

The Target-CLUSTER study: targeting circulating tumor cell clusters in treatment resistant metastatic breast cancer patients

Study Number: FH8649
Phase: N/A

For the Media

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with faculty.

Email or call 206.667.2210.