TOGETHER, OUTSMARTING BREAST CANCER

Together, Outsmarting Breast Cancer

As you know, a woman in the United States has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. But what if breast cancer could be…

  • prevented with a vaccine?
  • detected in its earliest stages?
  • targeted with tailor-made therapies?

Discoveries by our cancer researchers and specialists are already resulting in longer, healthier lives for many patients.

With your generosity we can rapidly transform breast cancer from a life-threatening diagnosis into a preventable, treatable condition. Will you help us outsmart cancer?

You Can Help Us Outsmart Breast Cancer

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Your Impact

Thanks to generous donors like you, we have:

Become a top destination for breast cancer care. In partnership with SCCA, we are ranked in the top 5 in the nation for cancer care.

Demonstrated that breast cancer can be inherited due to mutations in the BRCA1 gene, thanks to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Mary-Claire King.

Pioneered usage of molecular imaging to significantly alter the way in which some advanced breast cancers are diagnosed, treated and monitored.

Developed a novel oral therapy (currently in clinical trials) for advanced HER2 positive breast cancer that causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

The Path to Outsmarting Breast Cancer

Working across the UW Medicine system and with our Seattle Cancer Care Alliance partners, our breast cancer specialists are rapidly advancing new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat breast cancer and its recurrence. Your generosity powers their research, improves outcomes and quality of life for patients today, and helps train the next generation of breast cancer researchers and physicians.

A Smart Investment in
Cancer Research, Care and Education

Your support helps us outsmart cancer, including breast cancer, by accelerating promising research, providing exceptional care and training the next generation of cancer specialists.

What makes us a smart investment?

WORKING POWERFULLY TOGETHER

UW Medicine brings together our region’s top cancer researchers and specialists in multidisciplinary teams to care for patients and collaborate on cutting-edge research. We are proud partners of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, along with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s. And, as a leading academic research institution, we share the latest discoveries with the broader medical community to benefit patients worldwide.

GETTING LIFE-SAVING DISCOVERIES TO PATIENTS, FAST

Our patients are benefiting today from the cancer treatments of tomorrow. Because we do both research and patient care, we can rapidly apply the latest discoveries in cancer research to help our patients live better, longer, healthier lives.

ACTIVELY UNDOING INEQUITIES

We’re addressing the systemic inequities that increase cancer risk and mortality among underserved communities. This includes research on disproportionate cancer mortality rates and projects to increase cancer screening in underserved populations.

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Breast Cancer Heroes
Making cancer treatable, even avoidable: that’s what Kristi Blair, a mother of five, wants, too. And she and Dr. Nora Disis hope it might happen over the next decade.
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The Tree of Knowledge
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No Time for Cancer
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Join Us

Breast cancer doesn’t have to be a life-threatening disease. Our scientists and clinicians are closer than ever to making this cancer a preventable, treatable condition. But they can’t do it without your generous and visionary support.

Learn more about our work in other cancer specialties or contact us with questions at 206.543.5686 or writemed@uw.edu.