Alexandre Barsoukov, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate
University of Washington School of Medicine
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
UW Medicine
“Individual approach to every patient based on the best medical knowledge.  ”
— Alexandre
Why do you practice oncology?

I became interested in medicine, because I was inspired by the Russian movie The Open Book, describing the life of Russian microbiologist, Zina Ermolyeva, who was a “mother of Soviet antibiotics.”  Cancer is one of the biggest threats affecting people’s physical, emotional and social life. I would like to help people to live longer with good quality of life. I specialize in bone marrow transplantation and have previously been involved in research studying new, less toxic conditioning regiments for bone marrow transplants.  I personally believe that cancer could be eradicated through manipulation with immunological memory and/or correction of damaged repertoire of immunocompetent cells. I also hope to see if oncolytic virus therapy that utilizes genetically engineered viruses will help us to fight cancer. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling. 

Bone marrow The soft, spongy material in the center of your bones that produces all your blood cells, such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Bone marrow transplant The process of treating disease with high doses of chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells are given after treatment to help the body make more blood cells. The process of treating disease with high doses of chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Because this treatment destroys the bone marrow’s ability to produce blood cells, bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells are given after treatment to help the body make more blood cells. Conditioning Treatments to prepare patients for stem cell transplantation. May include chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and radiation. The treatments used to prepare a patient for stem cell transplantation (a procedure in which a person receives blood stem cells, which make any type of blood cell). A conditioning regimen may include chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and radiation to the entire body. It helps make room in the patient’s bone marrow for new blood stem cells to grow; prevent the patient's body from rejecting the transplanted cells; and kill any cancer cells that are in the body.
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Provider background

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Perm State Medical Institute, Perm, Russia
Medical Degree
University of Washington
Board Certification
Nurse Practitioner, 2008, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Languages
English
Russian

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.