Evan T. Hall, MD, MPhil

Physician
Fred Hutch
Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutch
Specialty:
Medical Oncology
“I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine; my goal is to work with you to find the best treatment for you.”
— Dr. Hall
Has cancer touched your life personally?

Both of my parents have been diagnosed with cancer. As I have watched them navigate the medical system, I have realized just how disruptive the whole process can be for patients and family members, even when treatments are successful. There can be a lot of anxiety, particularly in the time between the diagnosis and the formation of a treatment plan. Our goal at SCCA is to organize the next steps as efficiently as possible, so patients feel less adrift as they make sense of what is happening and what their treatment may entail.

Treatment plan A detailed plan with information about a patient’s disease, the goal of treatment, the treatment options for the disease and the possible side effects and expected length of treatment. A detailed plan with information about a patient’s disease, the goal of treatment, the treatment options for the disease and the possible side effects and expected length of treatment. A treatment plan may also include information about how much the treatment is likely to cost and about regular follow-up care after treatment ends.
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How do you like to work with patients?

My philosophy of practicing medicine is informed greatly by the question: What’s causing you the most distress, and how can I help make that better? Often, it’s about more than just alleviating physical symptoms or treating the cancer. Are you able to pursue the activities in life that bring you joy while undergoing treatment? Maybe that’s playing with your grandkids, going to concerts or perfecting your golf swing. The more that I know about the fabric of your life, the better guidance I can offer and the better decisions we can ultimately make together.

Symptom A physical or mental problem that a person experiences that may indicate a disease or condition. Symptoms cannot be seen and do not show up on medical tests. A physical or mental problem that a person experiences that may indicate a disease or condition. Symptoms cannot be seen and do not show up on medical tests. Some examples of symptoms are headache, fatigue, nausea and pain.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Area of clinical practice

Kidney cancer, skin cancers

Skin cancer, kidney cancer

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating skin cancers (including melanoma) and kidney cancer. The treatment of these cancers has changed significantly over the past decade. Now they are commonly treated with novel therapies, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy, instead of traditional chemotherapy. My research focuses on how to measure and improve quality of life for patients with cancer. For example, one study I led found that the instruments we currently use to analyze how patients feel during cancer treatment do not account for the unique side effects of immunotherapy. We need to develop new tools to better measure patients’ quality of life while receiving this type of treatment. My other areas of interest include physician-patient communication, the health economics of cancer and the benefits of novel modes of patient and caregiver social support, such as online communities.

Caregiver A person who gives care to people who need help, such as children, older people or patients who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. A person who gives care to people who need help taking care of themselves, such as children, older people or patients who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. Caregivers may be health professionals, family members, friends, social workers or members of the clergy. They may give care at home, in a hospital or in another health care setting. 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. Immunotherapy A type of therapy that uses substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer, infection and other diseases. A therapy that uses substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer, infection and other diseases. Some immunotherapies only target certain cells of the immune system. Others affect the immune system in a general way. Types of immunotherapy include cytokines, vaccines, bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and some monoclonal antibodies. Medical oncologist A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist is often the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists. Melanoma Cancer that begins in the melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), but it can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye or the intestines. Side effects A problem that occurs when treatment affects healthy tissues or organs. Some side effects of cancer treatment are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, pain, decreased blood cell counts, hair loss and mouth sores. Targeted therapy A type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific types of cancer cells while causing less harm to normal cells. A type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific types of cancer cells while causing less harm to normal cells. Some targeted therapies block the action of certain enzymes, proteins or other molecules involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells. Other types of targeted therapies help the immune system kill cancer cells, or they deliver toxic substances directly to cancer cells and kill them. Targeted therapy may have fewer side effects than other types of cancer treatment. Most targeted therapies are either small molecule drugs or monoclonal antibodies.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Pomona College
Medical Degree
University of California-San Diego
Residency
Stanford University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 2015, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other
Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Languages
English
Awards
Jonathan K. Cho, MD, and Cora Y. Cho Endowed Merit Award

Sponsored by the Conquer Cancer Foundation, this award supported Dr. Hall in the presentation of his research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2019. His research examined the economic impacts of different immunotherapy dosing strategies.

Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award

The Merit Award supported the presentation of Dr. Hall’s research at the 2017 ASCO annual meeting. His work explored the clinical outcomes of patients with inherited cancer mutations.

Research

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:
NCT05119335
A Study of NKT2152, a HIF2a Inhibitor, in Patients With Advanced Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
Complete title
A PHASE 1/2, OPEN LABEL DOSE-ESCALATION AND EXPANSION TRIAL OF NKT2152, AN ORALLY ADMINISTERED HIF2α INHIBITOR, TO INVESTIGATE SAFETY, PHARMACOKINETICS, PHARMACODYNAMICS AND CLINICAL ACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED CLEAR CELL RENAL CELL CARCINOMA
Study ID:
NCT04243499
First-in-Human Study of ICT01 in Patients With Advanced Cancer (EVICTION)
Complete title
A first-in-human, two-part, open-label, clinical study to assess the safety, tolerability and activity of intravenous doses of ICT01 as monotherapy and in combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor, in patients with advanced-stage, relapsed/refractory cancer

Publications

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Press

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Your care team

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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.

Insurance

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