Clinical Trials

You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinic trial as part of your breast cancer treatment. 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has one of the most active clinical trial programs in the world – and you will have access to these promising new treatments thanks to our partnership with SCCA.

Even better, the trials are administered by SCCA right here at EvergreenHealth’s Halvorson Cancer Center…eliminating the need to battle traffic into SCCA’s Seattle headquarters.

It’s always up to you whether to take part in a clinical trial. An SCCA clinical trials coordinator is on-site every day at the Halvorson Cancer Center to answer any questions you might have, and to help determine if you're eligible for a study.

What do clinical trials accomplish?

Clinical trials turn cancer research into real-world treatments and cures. They are key to helping determine whether new treatments are safe and effective, or better than existing treatments. 

Every advance in cancer treatment has resulted from clinical trials. Bone marrow transplantation, among the most significant cancer fighting advances of the 20th century, was developed by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, an SCCA partner in Seattle.

How does an SCCA clinical trial benefit me?

One potential benefit is that you may be among the first to get access to a promising new treatment. 

Because of SCCA’s commitment to developing advances in treatment and our reputation as a hub for research, they attract the best and most experienced doctors, who can offer you access to the latest treatment options.

SCCA is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington state.

These links can help you find general information about clinical research as well as specific clinical studies. [ADD LINKS]

For more information, see the list of clinical trials available at EvergreenHealth [link to SCCA works, but now trials show for EH].

Learn about other breast cancer treatment options:


Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology