Cristina Rodriguez, M.D.

Cristina Rodriguez M.D.
faculty member

Cristina Rodriguez, M.D.

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Cristina Rodriguez researches and treats cancers of the head and neck. She leads clinical trials that explore how to incorporate targeted therapies into current treatment standards. Dr. Rodriguez has a particular interest in improving outcomes for squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck, salivary gland cancers and thyroid cancers that no longer respond to radioactive iodine therapy. She also explores ways to reduce racial and economic disparities for these cancers, many of which involve modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol and human papillomavirus infections.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Professor, Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


M.D., University of the Philippines, Manila

Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Research Interests

Clinical trials exploring the integration of targeted/biological therapy into multimodality therapy of locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck

Optimizing functional outcomes after therapy for locally advanced head and neck malignancies

Improving outcomes in locally advanced and metastatic malignant tumors of salivary glands

Targeted therapy in radioactive iodine refractory thyroid malignancies