Peter S. Nelson, MD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor, Medical Oncology Division
University of Washington School of Medicine
Professor, Division of Human Biology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical expertise

Provider background

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of Kansas
Medical Degree
Univ. of Kansas, School of Medicine
Univ. of Kansas Medical Center
UW - Dept. of Medical Oncology
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, 1989; Medical Oncology, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine


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.

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.