Bladder Cancer Overview
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Learn More


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) bladder cancer doctors are nationally known experts who take a multispecialty approach to treating this disease. From accurate staging to the newest therapies, you can expect personalized, state-of-the-art treatment for your cancer as well as outstanding follow-up care. Research has shown that bladder cancer patients have better outcomes if they receive care at centers like SCCA that treat large numbers of people with this disease.

Experienced, Multispecialty Approach

Our doctors, also UW Medicine physicians, specialize in treating bladder cancer and other genitourinary cancers. In fact, SCCA’s Kenneth J. Russell, MD, pioneered the use of radiation therapy for bladder cancer; it’s now an important treatment for the muscle-invasive form of the disease. Our focus on precision medicine—understanding more about the unique characteristics of your cancer—means our team of doctors, nurses, and other care providers will customize your care. As a patient here, you will benefit from the breadth and depth of our experience and from our multispecialty approach, including our Bladder Cancer Multispecialty Clinic, which brings together experts from surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and research to provide comprehensive care to patients with muscle-invasive and locally metastatic bladder cancer.

Nationally Recognized Expertise

SCCA, Fred Hutch, and UW Medicine form the only National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest. Together, our scientists and clinicians provide hope for men and women with bladder cancer from this region and from around the world.