About us

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As the premier medical oncology program in the Pacific Northwest, we balance the twin aims of innovative, life-saving research and knowledge-driven, patient-focused cancer care.

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UW Division of Medical Oncology

Faculty

130+ faculty members specializing in every facet of cancer detection, treatment, survivorship, research, and mentorship.

 

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Research

Innovative and timely research, well funded by $58+ million from the National Institutes of Health, grants from other organizations, contracts with industry, and philanthropy.

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Patient care

Patient care sites spread out in Washington State, from the Olympic Peninsula to the foothills of the Cascades. Patients come from all around the world.
 

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Fellowship program

Fellowship program, developing the next generation of cancer researchers and patient care providers.
 

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Diversity

UW Medicine is committed to fostering and sustaining a working, learning, and healing environment that is diverse, equitable and welcoming of all people.

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Leadership

Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.Nancy Davidson

Head, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Senior Vice President, Director and Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Raisbeck Endowed Chair for Collaborative Research, Fred Hutch
President and Executive Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

HistoryE. Thomas Davidson

The Division of Medical Oncology was founded in 1963 by Nobel Laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., who also founded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Dr. Thomas developed bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for leukemia and other hematologic malignancies.

Former Division Heads

  • F. Marc Stewart, M.D., 2013-2016
  • Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., 1998-2013
  • Robert B. Livingston, M.D., 1986-1998
  • E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., 1963-1986

Employment

Open Positions for Faculty in the UW Division of Medical Oncology.

 

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