Peter S. Nelson, MD

Peter S. Nelson, MD

Peter S. Nelson, MD

  • Vice President, Precision Oncology, Fred Hutch
  • Genitourinary Oncology Clinical Research Director, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Human Biology Division, Clinical Research Division and Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
  • Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical Oncology

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Genitourinary cancers

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Kansas

Medical Degree
University of Kansas, School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center

Univeristy of Washington, Medical Oncology

Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 1989; Medical Oncology, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine


All news
New computational tools widen horizons for liquid biopsies Methods allow scientists to use gene regulation patterns to detect cancer subtype in cell-free DNA January 12, 2023
Tracking prostate cancer dynamics Single-cell study brings prostate tumors into focus and highlights potential treatment target: cancer complexity December 13, 2022
Award will fund research into new metastatic prostate cancer therapies Physician-scientist Dr. John Lee and his team will use $750K Kleberg Foundation grant to pursue new treatments, including immunotherapy October 21, 2022

Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.

Find a Clinical Trial Led by Dr. Nelson


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.

View Dr. Nelson's Publications

Your Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders. 


Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

For the Media

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