Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research

Improving the Value of Cancer Care Delivery

HICOR is a research institute at Fred Hutch whose mission is to improve cancer prevention, detection and treatment in ways that will reduce the economic and human burden of cancer — and ultimately lead to better outcomes for patients. To achieve this, HICOR brings together researchers, patient partners, clinicians, payers and policymakers to share cancer-related data and generate clinically relevant performance metrics that can guide improvements in cancer care.

Key Priorities

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Improving Health Outcomes

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Understanding Variation and Disparities in Cancer Care

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Reducing Financial Burden for Patients and Families

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Improving Value in Cancer Care

HICOR Leadership

HICOR Leadership

HICOR is led by Dr. Scott Ramsey, whose research focuses on cancer outcomes, care delivery and economics. Our co-director is Dr. Veena Shankaran, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and health outcomes researcher.

HICOR Faculty

HICOR Faculty

Our faculty include experts in public health, health economics, behavioral science, medical imaging, psychometrics, clinical oncology, clinical trial design and many other fields.

Value in Cancer Care Summit

Our annual Value in Cancer Care Summit brings together patients, providers, clinic administrators and staff, health system representatives, nonprofit leaders, payers, researchers, academics and industry representatives to collaborate on ways to improve the quality of cancer care while reducing costs.

The 8th Value in Cancer Care Summit will be held at Bell Harbor on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Registration is now open! Register for the summit and learn more about past events through the links below. 

Comparing the Cost and Quality of Cancer Care in Washington State

HICOR collaborated with cancer care providers, public and private health insurers, patients and researchers to develop the first public report on the quality and cost of cancer care across Washington state.

Recent Impact

Read more HICOR news
ASCO 2023 highlights: Fine-tuning cancer care Annual oncology meeting emphasizes less-toxic treatments, more precision oncology and new ways to reduce collateral damage June 9, 2023
What’s new in breast cancer research? SABCS 2022 delivers plenty Studies highlight research on treatment toxicity, disparities in insurance, gaps in metastatic care, new therapies and more December 14, 2022
Cancer chemo side effects and how to limit them A Q & A with physician-scientist Dr. Gary Lyman on his new Nature review of acute chemotherapy-associated adverse events October 28, 2022
New studies highlight cancer inequities in hospice care, financial impacts Analyses shared at ASCO annual meeting show lack of home hospice care for Medicaid patients during COVID-19; quantify financial hardships January 7, 2022

Career Opportunities at HICOR

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Contact the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research

Sarah Miller, Administrative Coordinator, HICOR

Mailing address: Fred Hutch Cancer Center, HICOR, 1100 Fairview Ave. N., M3-232, Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Phone: 206.667.3701
Work Location: Arnold Building on the Fred Hutch campus in Seattle.