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The standard of care for cancer patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) optimally involves a multidisciplinary team approach. The translation of laboratory discovery to clinical application is facilitated by multidisciplinary Disease Oriented Working Groups (DOWGs) and Clinical Research Groups (CRGs). DOWGs/CRGs are embedded in specific UWCCC Scientific Programs and provide a multidisciplinary translational infrastructure which fosters inter- and intra-programmatic interactions that address programmatic goals and also disease specific interests. Each DOWG/CRG has a designated leader and participants include UWCCC Scientific Program members, research staff and other UW faculty.

The DOWGs/CRGs meet regularly and interested laboratory research faculty are encouraged to actively participate. In this manner, the multidisciplinary patient care activities and their associated clinical trials research are integrated into the Scientific Programs in several meaningful and functional ways through UWCCC faculty participation and UWCCC administrative support.


The DOWGs/CRGs review and prioritize their respective clinical research activity and provide ongoing planning for new investigator-initiated studies. Proposed studies must have the support of the DOWG/CRG prior to submission to the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC). 

Contact the DOWG/CRG leader or program manager for more information.


(Scientific Program)
Leader(s) Program Manager(s)
Brain (XT) Dr. John Kuo Diana Trask
Breast Cancer (XT) Dr. Mark Burkard
Dr. Lee G. Wilke
Tammy Koehn
Chemoprevention (CP) Dr. Howard Bailey Jaime Bauman
Endocrine (XT) Dr. Herb Chen Sarah Schaefer
Gastrointestinal Cancers (XT)

Dr. Clifford Cho
Dr. Noelle LoConte

Rachel Crawford
Genitourinary Cancers (XT) Dr. David Jarrard
Dr. Glenn Liu
Mary Jane Staab
Gynecological Cancers (XT) Dr. Lisa Barroilhet Sarah Stewart
Head and Neck (XT) Dr. Paul Harari
Diana Trask
Hematologic Malignancies (XT) Dr. Mark Juckett Erica Barnstable
Lung (Thoracic) (XT) Dr. Ticiana Leal Elise Volkmann
Lymphoma (XT) Dr. Brad Kahl TBA
Melanoma (XT) Dr. Mark Albertini Jennifer Collins
Palliative Medicine (CC)

Dr. James Cleary

Dr. Kris Kwekkeboom

Renae Quale
Pediatric Oncology (XT) Dr. Kenneth De Santes Jenny Kimball
Cancer Therapy Discovery and Development (CTD2) Clinical Research Group (XT)

Dr. Glenn Liu

Dr. George Wilding

Dr. Jill Kolesar

Jennifer Heideman

Skin/nonmelanoma (XT) Dr. Gary Wood Diane Bock
Translational Imaging Research Working Group (IR)   Dr. Robert Jeraj  OTRS Office


Scientific Programs

CC: Cancer Control 

CP: Chemoprevention

IR:  Imaging and Radiation Sciences

XT: Experimental Therapeutics