Daniel J. Moore, MD

Fred Hutch
Medical Oncology
“I partner with patients by first getting to know them as individuals. Working together, I take the time to discuss their condition, understand their prognosis, and develop the best treatment plan alongside the expert care teams at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Halvorson Cancer Center and EvergreenHealth. ”
— Dr. Moore
Why do you practice oncology?

Dr. Daniel Moore lost his grandfather to prostate cancer when he was four years old. While in high school, he began to learn how biology research was unraveling mysteries of cancer. And from TV, he learned how researchers at the National Institutes of Health were hoping that "tumor infiltrating lymphocytes" would someday cure some cancers. His personal impact with cancer at a young age and his later scientific curiosity as a student both inspired Dr. Moore to pursue medicine, specifically cancer care.  "I understand how cancer affects the lives of patients and their loved ones," Dr. Moore says. "Now I am a cancer doctor prescribing immune therapies to my patients, including those like my grandfather suffering from prostate cancer." Following three years of his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Dr. Moore spent an extra year at the university working with patients who participated in early phases of chemotherapy drug development. Since completing the fellowship in 2005, now as a cancer doctor practicing in the community, Dr. Moore continues helping to develop new and better therapies by offering patients an opportunity to participate in later phase clinical trials.  "Patients are able to receive exciting new therapies that may soon be FDA approved and are helping the next generation of cancer patients to determine the best therapies," he says. Dr. Moore hopes to see newer innovative technologies to help diagnose cancer earlier and discover the mechanism of how cancer occurs and persists.  When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Moore can be found kayaking, cycling, or hiking. 

Chemotherapy Treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. It may be given alone or with other treatments. Treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Chemotherapy may be given by mouth, injection, infusion or on the skin, depending on the type and stage of the cancer being treated. It may be given alone or with other treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy or biologic therapy. Lymphocyte A type of immune cell that is made in the bone marrow and is found in the blood and in lymph tissue. The two main types of lymphocytes are B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes. A type of immune cell that is made in the bone marrow and is found in the blood and in lymph tissue. The two main types of lymphocytes (white blood cells) are B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes. B lymphocytes make antibodies, and T lymphocytes help kill tumor cells and help control immune responses.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Community Oncology

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trails and expertise in treating a variety of cancers.

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Rice University
Medical Degree
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Georgetown University, Lombardi Cancer Center
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 2004; Hematology, 2004; Internal Medicine, 2012, American Board of Internal Medicine


Clinical trials

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.

Study ID:
Testing the Addition of an Antibody to Standard Chemoradiation Followed by the Antibody for One Year to Standard Chemoradiation Followed by One Year of the Antibody in Patients With Unresectable Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Complete title
Randomized Phase III Trial of MEDI4736 (durvalumab) as Concurrent and Consolidative Therapy or Consolidative Therapy Alone for Unresectable Stage 3 NSCLC

Your care team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care 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 doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.


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.