publication date: Oct. 14, 2016

Conversation with The Cancer Letter

Davidson Moves to Seattle Cancer Consortium

By Paul Goldberg

Nancy Davidson was named executive director of the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium effective Dec. 1. For nearly eight years, Davidson has served as director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

In the new role, Davidson, will coordinate cancer treatment, clinical and translational research programs of consortium members Fred Hutch, UW School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the cancer treatment arm of Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s.

“I look at myself as someone who has the great fortune to come into a group that is already functioning at the highest levels  and is incredibly productive, and being able to add my previous experience at a couple of large medical schools, my interest in basic, translational and clinical research,” Davidson said to The Cancer Letter.I “It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to contribute to a really vibrant team.”

Davidson, this year’s president of the American Association for Cancer Research and a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, will serve in several leadership roles at the Hutch/UW consortium institutions:

• At Hutch, she will be senior vice president, member and director of the Clinical Research Division.

• At UW School of Medicine, she will be professor and head of the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine.

• At SCCA, Davidson will serve as president and executive director and be responsible for directing and managing the organization’s affairs, including planning, organizing and coordinating cancer care, clinical research and education.

She will also care for patients with breast cancer … Continue reading 42-38 Davidson Moves to Seattle Cancer Consortium

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