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Jason C. Comer, MD

Physician
Fred Hutch
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Specialty:
Medical Oncology
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is simply being there for patients and families, helping them — even in a small way — through a difficult experience.”
— Dr. Comer
How has cancer affected you personally?

Cancer has touched my life in many ways. When I was eight years old, my older cousin died of cancer. I saw firsthand how this diagnosis can devastate a family; it was part of what propelled me into a career as an oncologist. Years later, when I was an adult, my father also died after a long struggle with cancer. I remember that we often felt helpless during his journey. Looking back, I think those experiences showed me how much families endure when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer and how important it is to support them.

Oncologist A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment, such as treating cancer with radiation. A physician who has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer. Some oncologists specialize in a particular type of cancer treatment. For example, a radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer with radiation.
What do you want patients to know about working with you?

I believe in a collaborative approach to medicine, a partnership where we work together to preserve your physical and mental well-being. Rather than following a one-size-fits-all philosophy of care, I believe that patients should be treated as individuals. Each person has their own unique needs; while two people may have the same illness, their disease trajectories, treatment plans and outcomes may be vastly different. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is simply being there for patients and families, helping them — even in a small way — through a difficult experience.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

General medical oncology, benign and malignant hematology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who cares for patients with a variety of cancers and blood disorders, from breast cancer to leukemia. Prior to joining SCCA at Overlake Medical Center, I completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology and practiced medicine in the Chicago, Illinois, area for 10 years. At Overlake’s cancer center, I work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists — including nurses, genetic counselors, palliative care experts and other staff — to help you reach the best possible outcome. Twice I have been the recipient of Seattle Met magazine’s Top Doctor Award.

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.

Benign Not cancer. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body. 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.
Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
George Washington University
Medical Degree
Drexel University
Residency
Wake Forest University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Loyola University Chicago, Hematology-Oncology
Languages
English
Awards
Seattle Met's 2019 Top Doctors Award

Dr. Comer has received this annual peer-nominated award from Seattle Met magazine multiple times.

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.

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.

Insurance

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.

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