Research in the Epidemiology Program is focused on reducing cancer incidence, progression, mortality, and sequalae through the identification of risk (or protective) factors, the elucidation of underlying biologic mechanisms, and the translation of discoveries into prevention strategies. Through population, laboratory, and clinic-based studies, our faculty aim to uncover knowledge that can inform and improve cancer risk prediction, prevention, early detection, prognostication, survival, and overall health.
Our studies ask important public health and clinical questions about environmental, socioeconomic, lifestyle, genetic, and other factors that may contribute to the incidence, recurrence, and mortality of different cancers, as well as health and quality of life afterward. We collaborate with researchers locally and across the world to reduce the burden of cancer through our work in three key areas of cancer epidemiology research: Etiology, Survivorship, and Intervention.
Our work is primarily done through research groups or individual projects. We collaborate with researchers across the Hutch to share knowledge and methodologies, creating a more efficient path to better care and a cure.
We work toward the goals of making breast health a priority and reducing disparities in breast cancer outcomes worldwide.
We develop, implement and study guidelines to improve breast cancer screening, detection, treatment and outcomes.
We focus on identifying the causes of cancer, factors associated with survival, the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on quality of life and overall health and testing strategies for prevention.
We provide high quality data on the incidence, treatment and follow-up of all newly-diagnosed cancers (except non-melanoma skin cancers) in 13 western Washington State counties.
We seek to coordinate efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer.
The Epidemiology Program is located at the Robert W. Day Campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Mail Stop M4-B874
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
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