Seattle Cancer Consortium Breast SPORE
The SPORE research projects afford both short- and long-term translational rewards and potential for new discoveries that will impact important aspects of breast cancer care. The SPORE includes four supporting cores: Leadership, Specimen Acquisition and Pathology, Clinical, and Biostatistics and is enhanced by a Developmental Research Program, and a Career Enhancement Program.
These elements, along with the existing highly interactive and interdisciplinary environment and outstanding institutional support for breast cancer research in the Fred Hutch / UW Cancer Consortium, ensure a successful translational SPORE program in breast cancer.
Our Career Enhancement Program goals are to support junior-level researchers as they become independent and develop into translational breast cancer researchers. The program aims to maintain gender and minority diversity.
Developmental Research Projects fund a broad selection of research on breast cancer etiology, mechanical relapse prevention strategies, metabolic diversity, immunotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals for imaging, gut microbiome, biomarkers of treatment/detection/resistance, and the effect of breast cancer on patient financial status.