Cristina Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Cristina Rodriguez MD
faculty member

Cristina Rodriguez, MD

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.606.1435
Mail Stop: K2-231

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

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

MD, University of the Philippines, Manila

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

Find an Active Clinical Trial Led by Dr. Rodriguez

For the Media

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Email or call 206.667.2210