Many patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center receive promising therapies by taking part in clinical trials. These research studies are done by physician-scientists from Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. They test new treatments or new ways to use current treatments.
Every advance in cancer treatment in recent years has come out of clinical trials. We offer more active clinical trials than anywhere else, which means more treatment options for patients like you.
For some people, taking part in a clinical study may be the best treatment choice. Access to clinical studies by researchers at both Fred Hutch and UW Medicine is one reason many patients come to us for care.
For someone who’s been wrestling with a rare and aggressive cancer for eight years, Keith Lang is a very upbeat guy. “I'm a firm believer in being positive and happy,” says Lang. “If you can’t do that, you can’t fight a good fight.”