The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Research Integration Associate Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Research Integration department in partnership with the Associate Director of Clinical Research Business Office and the Director of Research Integration. They serve as SCCA representative and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic priorities and projects within the broader Cancer Consortium that impact research. They effectively lead and manage Research Integration teams to support the safe, compliant and efficient conduct of clinical research throughout the research lifecycle (from implementation through closure/archiving) across all SCCA sites of practice and at SCCA network affiliate sites. They communicate and collaborate across multiple levels of Leadership to support SCCA strategic initiatives and continuously improve the safe, compliant and efficient conduct of clinical trials at all SCCA sites of practice and at SCCA network affiliate sites.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.