Immunotherapy

Care team

Patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are taken care of by doctors, advanced practice providers, and registered nurses who specialize in immunotherapy and are among the best in the nation. Through SCCA, you have access to the latest therapies and treatments. Our team of doctors, advanced practice providers and specialists meets regularly to discuss each patient’s treatment options.

What each team member does

Advanced practice provider (APP)

These health care professionals work closely with your medical oncologist in the clinic. There are two types: physician assistants (PAs) and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). They help provide and coordinate your treatment and can see you independently from your physician. They also help manage the effects of your disease and treatment.

Hematologist-oncologist

This physician oversees your medicine-based treatments. Most people begin treatment by getting chemotherapy. Some people get targeted therapy or immunotherapy. If watchful waiting is right for you, you see this doctor on a regular schedule to check your health and, if needed, start treatment.

Your hematologist-oncologist:

  • Sees you during your first visit. They evaluate you and order any tests you need to diagnose or stage your disease.
  • Explains what your diagnosis and stage mean, and answers your questions.
  • Recommends medicine-based treatments to match your specific case. They select the medicines, doses, schedule and sequence. They also talk with you about the benefits and risks.
  • Sees you on a regular schedule to check how your cancer responds to treatment and how you are overall.
  • Offers you ways to prevent, relieve and cope with side effects of treatment — like medicine to help with nausea.
  • Coordinates with the rest of your care team if you need other types of treatment.
Infusion nurse

You receive any infusions in a dedicated area of the clinic. Cancer nurses who specialize in infusions give these treatments. They also check you during each infusion. They respond to any medical issues that come up and help keep you comfortable.

Medical oncologist

This physician oversees your medicine-based treatments. Most people receive chemotherapy. Some people get targeted therapy or immunotherapy. If watchful waiting is right for you, you see this doctor on a regular schedule to check your health and, if needed, start treatment.

 Your medical oncologist:

  • Sees you during your first visit. They evaluate you and order any tests you need to diagnose or stage your disease.
  • Explains what your diagnosis and stage mean, and answers your questions.
  • Recommends medicine-based treatments to match your specific case. They select the medicines, doses, schedule and sequence. They also talk with you about the benefits and risks.
  • Sees you on a regular schedule to check how your cancer responds to treatment and how you are overall.
  • Offers you ways to prevent, relieve and cope with side effects of treatment — like medicine to help with nausea.
  • Coordinates with the rest of your care team if you need other types of treatment.
Registered nurse (RN)

Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician.. They also assist with procedures and treatments. Nurses are resources for you and your caregiver. They answer questions and help with a wide range of topics, like how to cope with side effects or get other services you need at SCCA.

Supportive care services

Many types of supportive care team members are here to help you and your family. They include dietitians, physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, psychologists, social workers, spiritual health staff, palliative care specialists, a naturopath and an acupuncturist.

Supportive care services

Team coordinator

Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician. They serve as your scheduler.

Find provider profiles

Meet the caring, dedicated people who take care of you and your family at SCCA.

Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD
Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Shailender  Bhatia, MD
Shailender Bhatia, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Marie E. Bleakley, MD, PhD, MMSC
Marie E. Bleakley, MD, PhD, MMSC
Physician
Medical Oncology
Paul A. Carpenter, MBBS
Paul A. Carpenter, MBBS
Physician
Medical Oncology
Ryan D. Cassaday, MD
Ryan D. Cassaday, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Andrew  Coveler, MD
Andrew Coveler, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Elihu H. Estey, MD
Elihu H. Estey, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Jordan  Gauthier, MD, MSc
Jordan Gauthier, MD, MSc
Physician
Medical Oncology
George E. Georges, MD
George E. Georges, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Ajay K. Gopal, MD
Ajay K. Gopal, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Damian J. Green, MD
Damian J. Green, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD
Leona A. Holmberg, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Hans-Peter  Kiem, MD, FACP
Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, FACP
Physician
Medical Oncology
Teresa S. Kim, MD
Teresa S. Kim, MD
Physician
Surgery
Elizabeth F. Krakow, MD, MSc
Elizabeth F. Krakow, MD, MSc
Physician
Medical Oncology
Sylvia M. Lee, MD
Sylvia M. Lee, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Michael L. Linenberger, MD
Michael L. Linenberger, MD
Physician
Hematology, Medical Oncology
Jason  Lukas, MD, PhD
Jason Lukas, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
David G. Maloney, MD, PhD
David G. Maloney, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH
Renato G. Martins, MD, MPH
Physician
Medical Oncology
Robert B. Montgomery, MD
Robert B. Montgomery, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD
Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD
Physician
Dermatology
Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD
Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD
Physician
Pathology
Jennifer M. Specht, MD
Jennifer M. Specht, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Whitney D. Thomas, PA-C
Whitney D. Thomas, PA-C
Physician Assistant
John A. Thompson, MD
John A. Thompson, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Brian  Till, MD
Brian Till, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Cameron J. Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Cameron J. Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Physician
Medical Oncology
Scott S. Tykodi, MD, PhD
Scott S. Tykodi, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Chaitra S. Ujjani, MD
Chaitra S. Ujjani, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Joshua  Veatch, MD, PhD
Joshua Veatch, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Michael J. Wagner, MD
Michael J. Wagner, MD
Physician
Medical Oncology
Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD, MS
Roland B. Walter, MD, PhD, MS
Physician
Medical Oncology
Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD
Edus H. Warren, MD, PhD
Physician
Medical Oncology