Jessica E. Hawley, MD, MS

Jessica E. Hawley, MD, MS

Jessica E. Hawley, MD, MS

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

“I know firsthand the impact effective treatments can have on quality of life for both patients and their loved ones.”

— Dr. Hawley

What is your approach to care?

I draw from my personal history as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati and as a senior clinical advisor in rural Nepal to understand that each patient and family has unique goals, challenges and hopes in managing their life with cancer.

Have you or a loved one been impacted by cancer?

Both my grandfather and father were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Genitourinary malignancies, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, immunotherapy

I chose to dedicate my career to investigating cures for prostate cancer during my research and fellowship training with my mentor, Charles Drake, MD, PhD, a prominent prostate cancer immunologist.

I am involved in patient care as well as clinical and translational research. My research focuses on advancing novel therapies in genitourinary malignancies and identifying immunologic biomarkers suggestive of clinical response.

Diseases Treated

Bladder Cancer 

Genitourinary Malignancies

Prostate Cancer 



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical Degree
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Internal Medicine; New York Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Medical Oncology; New York Presbyterian Hospital

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, 2014, American Board of Medicine; Medical Oncology, 2019, American Board of Medicine

MS (Biostats), Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University


2020, Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

2020, Scholar in Columbia Summer Research Institute

2019, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Young Investigator Award


All news
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Clinical Trials

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Many of our Fred Hutch physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch physician has written. 

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