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Heather H.
Cheng
M.D.
Ph.D.

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Physician & Research Faculty
Pinned
Academic
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Adjunct Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, UW
Sites of Practice
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications

  • M.D., University of Washington, School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Molecular and Cellular Biology 
  • Residency, University of Washington, Internal Medicine 
  • Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, UW 
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer

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Publications

 

Research and/or clinical interests

Dr. Heather Cheng studies the inherited genetics of prostate cancer risk, the relationship to cancer-specific mutations and the genomics of prostate cancer (how sets of genes within a tumor behave).  As director of the Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dr. Cheng uses genetics to guide the care of prostate cancer patients, as well as their family members who may also be at high risk for developing prostate cancer.  The clinic serves as a clinical base for genetic counseling, testing, and matching prostate cancer patients with precision oncology clinical trials and therapeutic advances, and connecting family members with opportunities for cancer prevention, and early cancer detection as related to Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Lynch Syndrome and other genetic risk factors for cancer.  She also designs and conducts therapeutic clinical trials, particularly for men whose cancers have mutations in genes related to DNA repair, such as BRCA2, BRCA1.