The Prevention Center is an on-campus research environment available to Hutch scientists and the greater Puget Sound research community. Researchers can see study participants at the Prevention Center, allowing them to more carefully conduct their studies than if relying on external clinics or home environments.
Center facilities include a research clinic for trials and other prevention-oriented clinical studies, a human nutrition lab supporting dietary studies, and an exercise research center that provides exercise testing and training. Each are staffed by highly-skilled personnel, including physicians, physician assistants, medical assistants, research nutritionists, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and other administrative and clinical personnel.
The research clinic is available for investigators who need to conduct interviews, collect medical histories, perform physical exams or obtain biospecimens. A trained and experienced clinician is available to support the study team in performing medical assessments.
Additional staff is available to assist with procedures, blood draws, interviewing and other services such as bone density and body composition measurements. Our on-site pharmacy allows researchers to store study medications and dispense them to study participants. All services are provided according to study protocols in a precise and consistent manner.
A number of researchers conduct studies addressing the relationship between cancer and nutrition, diet and lifestyle factors, many of which include specialized diets. To ensure study quality, meals are prepared in a custom-designed, fully equipped, commercial-grade kitchen and are served in a full-service dining room for on-site study meals or packaged for takeout.
Our experienced staff provides the services needed to carry out controlled human feeding studies. This includes study menu design, recipe development, food preparation, packaging and delivery or on-site meal service, as well as study participant management.
Exercise Research Center
A growing body of evidence shows that exercise plays a key role in preventing cancer. Through the exercise research center, researchers can conduct studies to better understand the relationship between exercise and carcinogenesis, and to help people adopt healthier lifestyles to reduce risk.
Study participants can access a state-of-the-art exercise research facility with treadmills, recumbent and upright bikes, elliptical trainers, rowing ergometers and strength training equipment. Locker and shower facilities are also on-site.
Experienced staff work with researchers to track participants using some of the latest technology, such as the MGC Diagnostics Pulmonary Exercise System with Combined 12-Lead ECG for breath-by-breath testing. In addition to the exercise facility, education activities can be held in a large multi-purpose room.