Supriya Saha, M.D., Ph.D.

faculty member

Supriya Saha, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Member
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Assistant Member
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Supriya “Shoop” Saha researches a deadly and difficult-to-detect form of liver cancer called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, or ICC. There are currently no personalized therapies for ICC. Dr. Saha’s goal is to deeply understand ICC so he can develop targeted treatments as well as effective strategies to diagnose the disease early and even prevent its occurrence. He has created a unique set of preclinical models to reveal how this disease develops and pinpoint its therapeutic weaknesses. Using these models, Dr. Saha outlined how alterations in a gene that is commonly mutated in ICC but not in other closely related cancers may push liver cells down the path toward cancer. Dr. Saha has already identified a promising targeted drug candidate for ICC that is being tested in people. He also studies how different types of ICC tumors acquire drug resistance — and how to counteract this to produce better treatments. In addition to running a laboratory, Dr. Saha is a medical oncologist with a clinical interest in liver cancer, particularly cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine

Education

B.A., Biochemical Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2001

M.D., Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2008

Residency in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, 2010

Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, 2014

spotlight

“We can have a significant impact on [cancer patients’] lives. We can help them to understand their diagnosis and come to the treatment plan that is best for them. And find hope.”

 —Dr. Supriya Saha

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