Swedish Cancer Research

Clinical cancer research is a vital component of the Swedish Cancer Institute. The Swedish Cancer Institute’s research division works closely with other medical and research organizations, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We offer clinical trials through a variety of organizations and Swedish’s own physician-initiated research.

Leading the Way

Swedish Cancer Institute physician investigators and research partners are at the leading edge of the clinical trials stage of the research process. Swedish is one of the leading clinical trial sites in the western United States and is actively involved in hundreds of ongoing clinical trials involving most types of cancer. Swedish is often the only site in the Pacific Northwest—and sometimes the first in the world—to participate in many clinical trials.

Our cancer research is focused on:

  • Finding new treatments and/or more effective combinations of treatments
  • Identifying new methods of detecting cancer in its earliest stages
  • Discovering new ways to improve the quality of life of cancer patients
  • Testing new approaches to preventing cancer

Shaping the future of cancer care

As part of your treatment at the Swedish Cancer Institute [link to cancer service page], you may be eligible to participate in a clinical-research trial. A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and careful cancer-research process. Clinical trials give patients access to promising new medications and procedures before they are widely available. Such trials are also the primary way that progress is made in finding better approaches to treatment and cure. Learn more by downloading the Cancer Clinical Trial Brochure.