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Cameron Turtle, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., FRACP, FRCPA

faculty member

Cameron Turtle, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., FRACP, FRCPA

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Immunotherapy
Fred Hutch

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Dr. Cameron Turtle studies how immune T cells can be engineered to fight hematologic malignancies, such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. He is an Associate Member at Fred Hutch and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, WA.  He serves as an attending physician on the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Service and the Immunotherapy Service at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch’s clinical care partner, and the UW Medical Center. His laboratory in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch is focused on understanding the characteristics of distinct subsets of human CD8+ T cells, their potential utility for tumor immunotherapy, and their role in immune reconstitution after blood stem cell transplantation.

Dr. Turtle’s lab has extensive expertise in the genetic modification and analysis of T cells, and he leads several investigator-initiated clinical trials of CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T-cell therapies for patients with B-cell malignancies.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

University of Washington School of Medicine

Attending Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia, 2005

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA), 2000

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), 2000

M.B.B.S. (Medicine), University of Sydney, Australia, 1993

Research Interests

Dr. Turtle’s lab takes a bench-to-bedside-to-bench approach to developing cellular immunotherapies for patients with hematologic malignancies. By studying the reasons for success and failure of T cell therapies in patients treated on their clinical trials, the team takes a rational approach to improving treatment of patients with cancer.

“Immune effector cell therapy has the potential to create new paradigms for the treatment of people with cancer.”

—Dr. Cameron Turtle

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