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The University of Washington Medical Center, located in Seattle, Washington is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine that first opened in 1959. In 1998, the University of Washington Medical Center partnered with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s to form the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which today is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest and one of the top-funded cancer centers in the country. The Alliance seeks to provide state-of-the-art patient- and family-centered care while advancing clinical research and working with the community to prevent cancer.

The University of Washington Medical Center has remained a leader in medicine in the Pacific Northwest, the country and the world. More than 5,500 new cancer patients are treated at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every year for a variety of cancers, including colon, breast and lung cancers. Mesothelioma patients can seek treatment at the Thoracic Surgery Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center. The center also offers extensive screening and preventive options, like genetic counseling and lifestyle and health education.

Specialists at the University of Washington Medical Center work as a care team alliance, bringing together doctors from different disciplines to discuss each patient’s individual case and create a personalized treatment plan. Throughout a patient’s cancer journey, they offer treatment navigation to ensure the patient understands all their options, as well as potential benefits and risks. At the center, patients may be treated with standard options like surgery and chemotherapy, as well as partake in clinical trials with emerging treatments like immunotherapy. The specialists at the center pride themselves on being among the most experienced in the country at performing minimally invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

The University of Washington Medical Center also offers mesothelioma patients and their loved ones various support options, like help finding lodging for treatment stays, support groups, counseling services, spiritual care and more. Additionally, patients of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance may be treated at any of several outpatient clinics located throughout the Seattle area. If overnight stays are required, adult patients are treated at the University of Washington Medical Center. For those seeking treatment far from home, the 80-unit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) House can provide an affordable and convenient alternative to a lengthy hospital stay.

Specializations:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
  • Robotic-assisted technology
  • Car T-cell therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Accreditations:

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital
  • American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award
  • Joint Commission Certification for Advanced Palliative Care

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at University of Washington Medical Center

The following clinical trials are in progress or actively recruiting participants at University of Washington Medical Center:

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