Bruce E. Clurman, MD, PhD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor, Medical Oncology Division; Adjunct professor of Pathology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Member, Clinical Research and Human Biology Divisions
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical expertise
Bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies
What is your approach to care?

I strive to create active partnerships with my patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Provider background

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
Cornell University Medical College, 1989
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Department of Medical Oncology
Cornell University Medical College, PhD, 1988


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.


Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

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)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.


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.