Human Biology Division

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Integrating fundamental, applied and translational scientists to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases.

Human Biology researchers come together to form a multidisciplinary team that is influenced by individual advances. Their diverse expertise include molecular and cell biology, genomics, genetics, virology, infectious disease, computational biology, pathology and clinical research. Grounded in high-quality basic science, the research performed in Human Biology blends fundamental, applied, and translational research performed in model organisms and in vitro systems.


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Revolutionizing solid tumor treatment - Dr. Eric Holland became a renowned surgeon and researcher by taking on brain cancer's toughest challenges.
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A paper co-authored by Brian Reid and published in August 28, 2013 issue of JAMA is #31 on Altmetric 2013 Top 100 academic papers list.
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The Divison's 2013 Retreat at the Westin Downtown Seattle showcased over 40 posters. Attendees voted on the best posters.
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Together Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and SCCA are working to develop the most precise treatment options for patients with solid tumor cancers.
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Prostate Cancer Foundation funds $1.5M Movember-PCF Challenge Award
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