Integrating healthcare and research to transform the lives of people with cancer and organ transplants.
In order to catalyze multidimensional research related to cancer and organ transplant, Dr. Christopher Blosser and team members established the Center for Innovations in Cancer & Transplant in October 2021 at the University of Washington, in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington.
The goals of the Center are:
To provide outstanding multidisciplinary clinical care for pre- and post-transplant patients with cancer.
To lead exceptional patient-focused research of cancer before and after organ transplant through a robust bioregistry and collaborative research network.
December 2, 2021
Transplant Visionaries Challenge Finalist
Dr. Christopher Blosser was chosen as one of five finalists for the American Society of Transplantation Transplant Visionaries Challenge for the creation of CICT and its potential to improve the lives of patients with cancer before and after transplant. He will compete in the Challenge in April 2022. As part of the competition, CICT has the opportunity to produce a short video outlining how we will improve outcomes in the field of transplantation.
November 17, 2021
Strategic Vision Retreat
The CICT team convened a group of experts from the Seattle area to discuss and review the CICT vision, programmatic structure, and goals at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. Attendees included transplant patients and members of the scientific community, with disciplines ranging from big data to medicine to ethics. Approximately half of the group attended by Zoom and half in person, and an engaged and dynamic discussion resulted.