Andrew C. Hsieh, MD
Several years ago, before I even knew what kind of career I wanted, I volunteered at an infusion center. It was my first experience working with patients who have cancer, and it changed my life. I witnessed the best in people who were facing a tough situation; I was in awe of their resolve, and I knew then that I wanted to work in oncology. As a physician-scientist, I get to experience the best of both worlds — walking with patients through their illness while also conducting research to find better ways to treat cancers. I also get to engage with trainees who are wide-eyed about the science of oncology. Every day presents a new challenge, a new question to ask and new ways to solve problems.
A walk may begin with one step, but it requires thousands of steps to get where you’re going. What makes this work meaningful for me is the opportunity to accompany you as you go through the process of cancer diagnosis and treatment. I believe that your needs come first and that my role is to help you navigate the complex world of modern-day cancer medicine. I do this by first listening to your story — your concerns and your vision for your life — then using state-of-the-art therapies and informing you about innovative clinical trials that may be a good fit.
Specialty: Medical Oncology
I am a board-certified oncologist who treats patients with prostate and bladder cancers. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, I also lead a lab that studies how the protein-making factories of normal cells are hijacked to drive cancer growth. Our goal is to develop new drugs that can selectively target these changes and improve outcomes for patients.
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch 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.
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Fred Hutch 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.