Diane Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Diane Tseng M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty Member

Diane Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Diane Tseng studies the immune response to lung cancer with the goal of developing new lung cancer immunotherapies. She studies how immune cells called T cells recognize tumor cells in the lungs. Her research has found that T cells within tumors that recognize viruses, such as the Epstein-Barr virus that causes mononucleosis, can also react to tumor cells. Now she is learning how important these cross-reactive immune cells might be in tumor biology and to the outcomes of people with lung tumors. In addition to her laboratory research, Dr. Tseng treats patients with lung cancer and other solid tumors.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Stanford University, Cancer Cell Therapy Center


2013: M.D. Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

2006: BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests

Advancing immunotherapies for the treatment of lung cancer patients

Understanding T cell cross-reactivity to viral and tumor antigens in lung cancer

Discovering novel T cell specificities in lung cancer

TIL going viral: detection of TCR cross-specificity for viral and tumor antigens

Clinical Expertise

Lung cancer

Head and neck cancers


Thymic cancer

“My goal is to combine compassion with the latest scientific breakthroughs to empower my patients in their cancer care.”

— Dr. Diane Tseng

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