Cancer Prevention Program

The Cancer Prevention Program is built around the idea that changing certain lifestyle or environmental factors can lower cancer incidence and improve survival. We investigate cancer etiology and risk factors through clinic- and community-based studies in targeted populations.

As part of our long-term objectives, we develop and test novel screening and surveillance methods that can be readily translated into clinical practice and train the next generation of scientists in prevention research.

Heather Greenlee

Cancer Prevention Faculty

Our faculty members research genetic, environmental, nutritional, and behavioral factors that can reduce cancer morbidity and mortality rates.

Food

See the latest news about Cancer Prevention scientists, research, grants and discoveries.

Active Projects

Search and Filter
Enrolling Status Enrolling Status

Advanced Colorectal Cancer of Serrated Subtype (ACCESS) Study

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers are studying a subtype of colorectal cancer (CRC) that develops via the serrated pathway with a goal of determining future prevention strategies and advancing treatment for CRC.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Malen, rmalen@fredhutch.org

Ancillary Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers are determining the cost-effectiveness of cord blood vs. haplo matched relatives using clinical information from the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and insurance claims data.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jordan Steelquist, jsteelq@fredhutch.org

Cancel Save & Close Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The MsFLASH network conducts clinical trials aimed at finding promising treatments for the most common symptoms of menopause.

Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers tested the efficacy and safety of beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate in people at high risk for lung cancer in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Active follow-up of trial. participants ended on June of 2005; however, the program continues to support the extensive biological repository and ancillary studies that use CARET samples and data.

Contact: Jackie Dahlgren, jdahlgre@fredhutch.org

Clinical and Economic Value of Next Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Testing in Cancer Care

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers are developing a decision model designed to evaluate the cost effectiveness of multiplex NGS testing vs. usual care. They plan to pair the decision model with information theory to identify the most efficient and impactful study designs.

Funding Agency: Personalized Medicine Coalition

Contact: Jordan Steelquist, jsteelq@fredhutch.org

Collaboration for a Healthy Community (Together We STRIDE)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The goal of the project is to build and enhance community capacity and infrastructure on childhood obesity initiatives in the Lower Yakima Valley, Washington.

Funding Agency: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Sonia Bishop, sbishop@fredhutch.org

Colorectal Research in Epidemiology (CORE) Family Studies

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Working with biological specimens, medical records and interviews, researchers investigate how genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors effects the incidence of colon and rectal cancers.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Malen, rmalen@fredhuthc.org

Cook for Your Life!: Maintaining Diet and Physical Activity

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

To test the effects of in-person and e-communication (e.g., text, email) interventions on improving diet and physical activity among Latina breast cancer survivors.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Levy, llevy@fredhutch

Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Stem Cell Transplant in Older MDS Patients

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers compare the differences in cost and quality of life when using allogeneic stem cell transplant versus hypomethylating agents for patients aged 50 to 75 with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jordan Steelquist, jsteelq@fredhutch.org

Diet and Genetic Risk for Prostate Cancer

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Using the data from the 12,000 Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) participants, this study looks at the effects of both diet and dietary supplements, as well as polymorphisms in oxidative stress regulatory genes, on prostate cancer risk.

Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute

Contact: Diana Lowry, dlowry@fredhutch.org

Early Detection Research Network (EDRN)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) of the EDRN is jointly operated by Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and COMPASS. It provides coordination and data management under the direction of the Steering Committee and develops statistical and analytical methods based for the network.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Royce Malnik, rmalnik@fredhutch.org

Enhancing And Teaching [EAT] 5 for Life Project

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

This study builds on the Seattle 5 a Day Worksite Program and studies the effectiveness of interventions designed to maintain the changes companies made with the original project.

Contact: Sonia Bishop, sbishop@fredhutch.org

FRESH Study

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

FRESH study researchers are exploring how meal frequency affects the body. By comparing biomarkers in people who eat three times per day to those who eat six times per day, they’re hoping to determine which eating pattern is more beneficial.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Diana Lowry, dlowry@fredhutch.org

Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Through the collaborative effort of researchers from three continents, GECCO researchers study the impact of common and rare genetic variants across the entire genome by performing whole genome sequencing and genotyping. They also align detailed clinical, epidemiologic, and outcome data across the studies in the consortium.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tabitha Harrison, tharriso@fredhutch.org

Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMAP)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) is a systematic and comprehensive approach to facilitating collaboration and capacity-building among cancer health disparities researchers and organizations to advance cancer health disparities research and training.

Contact: Sara Cole, scole2@fredhutch.org

Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The HABIT group develops technology-based interventions to help people make healthier choices, liking quitting smoking, eating healthy and losing weight.

Contact: Brie Sullivan, bsulliva@fredhutch.org

Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) Study

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

This study covered a multiethnic group of breast cancer survivors from western Washington, Los Angeles County, and north-central New Mexico. Within 12 months of a diagnosis, women completed a baseline interview. Two years later, they completed a second interview, with a blood draw, anthropometry, and diet and dietary supplement questionnaires.

Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute

Contact: Diana Lowry, dlowry@fredhutch.org

Metabolically Activated Macrophages in Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers explore how adipose tissue macrophages contribute to insulin resistance in obese patients, in a study designed to dissociate the relationship between adiposity, adipose tissue inflammation, and insulin resistance.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gail Cromer, gcromer@fredhutch.org

Move and Moderate in Balance (MOVE'M) Study

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Project involves more than a dozen organizations focused on increasing the access to healthy foods and physical activity at the work place. This two-year study is designed to be maintained after the close of the study period.

Contact: Sonia Bishop, sbishop@fredhutch.org

New-Onset Diabetes (NOD)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The New-Onset Diabetes (NOD) cohort is jointly funded by NCI and NIDDK and is part of the Consortium for the study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC).

Contact: Sarah Nguyen, sarah-nguyen@fredhutch.org

Nutrition Assessment Shared Resources (NASR)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

The NASR helps investigators bring state-of-the-art dietary data collection methods into their research protocols. In-house processing of dietary data allows for a high degree of standardization, rigorous quality assurance procedures, control of data management and maximum flexibility to nutrient databases.

Contact: Carolyn Ehret, cehret@fredhutch.org

Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Study (NPAAS)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

This study uses biomarker measurements to correct for differences in actual diet and activity versus self-reported intake and output levels. By tracking objective measurements, they’re better able to identify risk factors for many cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes that are typically not apparent with self-reporting.

Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sheri Greaves, sgreaves@whi.org

Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (PACR) Project

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Fred Hutch has partnered with New Mexico State University in a program funded by the national Cancer Institute’s Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equality (PACHE) program. Scientists work with institutions in underserved communities to train students from diverse backgrounds in cancer research while effectively delivering cancer advances to racially and ethnically diverse communities.

Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute / Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity

Contact: Marilyn Drennan, mdrennan@fredhutch.org

Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)

Public Health Sciences, Cancer Prevention

Researchers investigate whether genetic variants initially identified through genome-wide association study (GWAS) research are generalizing across ancestral groups, modified by environmental factors and associated with various outcomes.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tabitha Harrison, tharriso@fredhutch.org

Want to work in the Cancer Prevention Program?

Contact Cancer Prevention

Program Operations Director

Kelly Ambrose
Phone: 206.667.7726
kambrose@fredhutch.org

Assistant to the Program Head

Elizabeth Cox
Phone: 206.667.5755
eacox@fredhutch.org

Location

The Cancer Prevention Program is located at the Robert W. Day Campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

Mailing address:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Prevention Program
1100 Fairview Ave N, M3-B232
P.O. Box 1024
Seattle, WA  98109-1024

The UW Box number is 35808. When using box number, follow with mail stop.