Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP

Medical Director, SCCA Affiliate Network, Community Sites and Research Integration
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Specialty:
Medical Oncology
“I want to engage you as an active participant in your health care and ensure the services you receive at SCCA address your physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs.”
— Dr. Crews
What do you want patients to know about you?

As an oncologist, I may be meeting you and your family for the first time during the most stressful period of your lives. The personal and professional relationships we can form are so meaningful to me, and they often last beyond the time when I’m an active member of someone’s care team. I love hearing from former patients and caregivers!

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How can we keep improving care for cancer survivors?

There is a growing number of cancer survivors in this country, which speaks to the excellent care we’ve provided to cure their disease or manage it as a long-term illness. As patients are living longer — with or without active cancer — they face a number of issues. Some of these are physical, like side effects from treatment; some are psychosocial or emotional. Having dedicated survivorship programs to focus on the needs of these patients is critical. I’d like to see greater focus on wellness and well-being. I also hope that we can use technology to engage you more in your care and enhance care delivery in the community where you live.

Provider background

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Survivorship

I’ve always had a love for science and initially saw myself going into a career in basic research. But I missed interacting personally with people who are directly impacted by the advances in care that research brings. Working in cancer care gives me the opportunity to have that connection between the science and those who benefit from it. I spent over 20 years doing acute oncology care, mainly breast cancer treatment. Now, as a provider in the Survivorship Clinic, I get to focus on coaching a wide variety of patients after treatment — about topics like how to engage in wellness, how to return to their lives and make the most out of their experience, how to cope with potential late and long-term side effects of treatment and how to overcome any barriers, real or perceived, to having a healthy lifestyle.

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
Medical Degree
Duke University School of Medicine
Residency
Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center, Medical Oncology
Board Certification
Medical Oncology, 1995, 2015, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other
Master of Medical Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Languages
English

Stories

Community sites extend SCCA’s world-class care closer to home
Community sites extend SCCA’s world-class care closer to home

SCCA's main campus offers advanced, leading-edge cancer care, but patients and caregivers outside Seattle may find access to our community sites reduce the burden of travel. Our established community sites across the Puget Sound region offer SCCA's world-class care closer to where patients live.  Providers and patients can expect seamless coordination with our South Lake Union campus when patients need more extensive treatment. 

Research

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.

Publications

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.

Press

SCCA providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this SCCA provider.

Bringing Clinical Trials in Cancer Closer to Home

SCCA’s Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, was quoted in an article in Cure Today highlighting SCCA’s clinical trials program and how it serves its surrounding community and offers an opportunity for underserved communities to participate in clinical trials.

Telehealth: Its current and future role in your health

SCCA’s Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, spoke with 1150 AM KKNW about SCCA’s the expansion of telehealth services. 

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

Insurance

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.

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