Patient and caregiver education classes and events
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers wellness classes and programs to support patients and caregivers in all aspects of living with cancer.
Following the merger of long-time partners, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the organization was renamed to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that also serves as UW Medicine's cancer program.
Patient education events
Upcoming Patient Education Events
Below are upcoming patient education events sponsored or supported by Fred Hutch.
Northwest Melanoma Patient Symposium: Science to Survivorship
May 20, 2023
More details coming soon
Ocular Melanoma Patient Education Symposium
April 1, 2023
More details coming soon
Sarcoma Patient and Caregiver Education Program
March 25, 2023
More details coming soon
Past patient education events
Below are past patient education events sponsored or supported by Fred Hutch. Materials from the events are provided in case you missed an event but want to learn more.
2017 Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
Video presentations from the Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference are available for viewing, courtesy of Komen Puget Sound.
2022 Kidney Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium
2021 Kidney Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium
2019 Kidney Cancer Patient Education Events
Video presentations from the program are available for viewing:
2018 Kidney Cancer Patient and Survivor Conference
View video presentations from the conference:
- Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, Is the cure of metastatic kidney cancer close?
- Jing Zeng, MD, Immuno-radiation therapy
- John Gore, MD, MS, Clinical staging in localized and advanced kidney cancer
- Petros Grivas, MD, PhD, Recent updates in the management of upper tract urothelial cancer: Focus on biomarkers and clinical data
- Meredith Hullar, PhD, Microbiome and the kidney disease
- Kathleen Sanders, ARNP, Integrative Medicine: Being your healthiest self
2022 NW Melanoma Symposium
2021 NW Melanoma Symposium
2019 NW Melanoma Symposium
2018 NW Melanoma Symposium
2017 NW Melanoma Symposium
Video presentations from the symposium as well as PDF downloads of the presentation content is available for viewing.
2022 Sarcoma Patient and Caregiver Education Program
2021 Sarcoma Patient and Caregiver Education Program
2017 Sarcoma Patient and Caregiver Education Program
Presentations from the Sarcoma Patient and Caregiver Education Program are available for download:
- Eleanor Chen, MD, PhD, Pathology of Sarcoma
- Gabrielle Kane, MD, Radiation Oncology Treatment of Sarcoma
- Kate Hammer, PharmD, Medications Used in Sarcoma Treatment
- Debra Loacker, RN, Survivorship After Sarcoma
- Darin Davidson MD, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery
- Venu Pillarisetty, MD, Surgical Advancements in Sarcoma
- Seth Pollack, MD, Sarcoma Immunotherapy
2018 Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Patient Education Program
Video presentations from the program are available for viewing as well as PDF downloads of the presentation content:
Community events and classes
For information or questions regarding local and national support organizations, groups, and retreats, contact the Patient & Family Resource Center at email@example.com or (206) 606-2081.
Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through free events, materials, and resources.
The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals before, during, and after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
This class is geared towards transplant patients and some general oncology patients with decreased immunity due to illness or cancer treatment. The class includes guidelines for safe food handling, from grocery shopping to food preparation and storage are discussed. Immunosuppressed diet guidelines and information on maximizing intake of safe foods are also reviewed. Safety hints for eating outside the home are also provided. Contact your team dietitian for a one-on-one nutrition consult.
This class is pre-recorded and can be found on the Fred Hutch Patient Education YouTube page, under “Food Safety."
This class is held virtually for transplant patients and their families. If you are a transplant patient, contact your Team Coordinator to sign up for this class on Zoom.
Managing Care at Home is held weekly on Tuesdays, from 1-2pm. Classes on Zoom are live and give you the opportunity to ask the instructor questions, just like an in-person class.
If you have any problems accessing the videos or written material for this class, please call Transition Services at (206) 606-7008.
Look Good Feel Better Live! virtual workshops provide valuable information and connection for women undergoing cancer treatment. This online experience offers live instruction and tips for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during one-hour, online workshops.
The Cancer Legal Resource Center provides information, outreach programs and community activities to educate and support cancer patients their families. This organization also provides information for healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave, and estate planning.