The creation of the UW Medicine Center for Cancer Innovation (CCI), founded by C. Anthony (Tony) Blau, M.D., was inspired by the desire to give patients with advanced cancer access to the very latest research. Realizing that the firewall that separates cancer patients from scientific advances needed to be dismantled, the CCI has created a framework of like-minded leaders who are committed to fusing research and clinical care. The CCI includes more than 70 members from nearly a dozen institutions, including UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), Northwest Medical Specialties and other private oncology practices and data analytics companies. Together, these dedicated researchers and physicians plan to approach cancer treatment using an "all for one" approach.
The CCI will place world-class technology and expertise in the service of individual cancer patients and their oncologists. Our mission is "one for all" where by working with one patient at a time, the CCI will advance our collective understanding of how cancer works. In this new paradigm, patients with advanced cancer become heroic contributors to advancing cancer research - all for the benefit of others with cancer. This fusion of discovery-based research and patient care will take place in a highly monitored, responsive setting, and this approach will shorten the learning lag that currently separates basic sciences research and its applications in medical care.
We welcome your partnership in making our vision - a world in which all cancers can be effectively treated - a reality. You can make a difference. For more information about the UW Medicine Center for Cancer Innovation, please contact Olena Nyzhnykevych at UW Medicine Advancement at (206) 543-8427 or email@example.com.