Medical & Scientific Advisors

Rachel Ceballos, PhD

Rachel M. Ceballos, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Ceballos’ research interests include understanding the psychosocial mechanisms (i.e.,…

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Rachel M. Ceballos, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Ceballos’ research interests include understanding the psychosocial mechanisms (i.e., the psychological and social environment) that contribute to cancer-related health outcomes, primarily focusing on health outcomes in underserved communities. She works with community partners to develop culturally-appropriate interventions that will help reduce unjust social and emotional burdens of the underserved and is also interested in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate cancer survivorship programs.

Stacey Cohen, MD

Stacey A. Cohen, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at University of Washington School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Clinical Research Division at Fred…

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Stacey A. Cohen, MD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at University of Washington School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and a gastrointestinal oncology physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Cohen’s research focuses on inherited genetic syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome, that put people at high risk of developing colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers and on molecular markers of disease risk and outcomes. Dr. Cohen is a member of the SWOG GI and survivorship committees.

Nancy Davidson, MD

Nancy E. Davidson, MD is the Senior Vice President of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, President and Executive Director at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance,…

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Nancy E. Davidson, MD is the Senior Vice President of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, President and Executive Director at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Head of the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research has spanned laboratory research in the role of epigenetic modifications through to clinical trials of new treatments for breast cancer. Dr. Davidson is Past President of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Julie Gralow, MD

Julie R. Gralow, MD is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Professor in the Clinical…

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Julie R. Gralow, MD is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Professor in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Clinical Director of Breast Medical Oncology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Gralow received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Humanitarian Award in 2018 for her work in empowering women cancer patients and survivors. Her main area of research specialization is in understanding the relationship between breast cancer and the bone environment. Dr. Gralow is co-founder and team physician of Team Survivor Northwest and is also founder of the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN), a group dedicated to empowering women cancer patient advocates in low- and middle-income countries.

Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD

Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD is a Professor in the Cancer Prevention Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is the Associate Director in the Public Health Sciences Division. She…

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Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD is a Professor in the Cancer Prevention Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is the Associate Director in the Public Health Sciences Division. She is a Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Core Faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Using controlled dietary interventions in humans, Dr. Lampe’s research focuses on how individual variation in biochemical response to diet may explain differences in cancer risk. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and American Association for Cancer Research.

Renato Martins MD, MPH

Renato G. Martins MD, MPH is the Medical Director of Outpatient General Oncology and Hematology-Oncology at University of Washington Medicine and the Medical Director of Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology…

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Renato G. Martins MD, MPH is the Medical Director of Outpatient General Oncology and Hematology-Oncology at University of Washington Medicine and the Medical Director of Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Martins’ research interests include immunotherapy, targeted therapies for cancers of the head, neck, lung and thyroid, and value in oncology care.

Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND

Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND is the Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Kerry is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO) and…

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Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND is the Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Kerry is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). She has worked at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for over 20 years. Kerry’s research focuses on the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant population, the impact of lean body mass/weight status in oncology patients and the influence of Registered Dietitians in oncology outcomes.

Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD

Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RD is a Professor and Program Head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Core Faculty…

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Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RD is a Professor and Program Head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Core Faculty in Nutritional Sciences and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Neuhouser’s research focuses on the role of nutrition and energy balance (obesity) in the prevention and survivorship of breast and prostate cancers and other diet-related chronic diseases. She serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Nutrition and is a Member the American Society of Prevention Oncology (ASPO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and American Society for Nutrition (ASN), where she was President from 2016-2017.

Veena Shankaran, MD, MS

Veena Shankaran, MD, MS is the Co-Director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, an Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the…

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Veena Shankaran, MD, MS is the Co-Director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, an Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a Physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Shankaran’s research interests include studying the out-of-pocket costs that patients with gastrointestinal cancers experience as well as the cost-effectiveness of cancer therapy and how great care can be delivered without wasting resources.

Rachel Yung, MD

Rachel L. Yung, MD is the Director of Breast Prevention and Wellness of the Women’s Wellness Clinic at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the…

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Rachel L. Yung, MD is the Director of Breast Prevention and Wellness of the Women’s Wellness Clinic at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Yung’s research interests include the effect of lifestyle on cancer, quality of care, patient reported outcomes, prevention, and survivorship.