The Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute
For decades, oncologists have treated patients based on their type of cancer. But no two tumors are the same.
It’s time to tailor treatments specifically to the genetic and molecular makeup of each patient and their tumor. The budding field of multi-omics is set to birth exciting, targeted therapies that provide patients more hope with fewer debilitating side effects.
We are excited to offer that new approach to care at the forthcoming Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute.
Grateful for the care he received the late philanthropist Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, made a personal bequest of $20 million to Swedish. The gift, made in 2018, supports the formation of the Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) and funds research that will change how we treat and care for patients with cancer.
A new era in care
Mr. Allen’s gift builds upon Swedish Cancer Institute's legacy – nearly 90 years strong – of giving our physicians and researchers the latest tools and technology to transform our understanding of cancer, its treatment and ultimately, its prevention.
The center’s multi-omics approach to research will be driven by a broad and detailed collection of clinical and genomic data, as well as comprehensive information about how individual patients respond to treatment. One data point can tell us very little; however, when combined with data from tens of thousands of patients over time, patterns will emerge that can potentially unlock the secrets of how cancer forms and grows—and reveal new, more effective ways to treat it.
The center's multi-pronged approach centers around three physician-led pillars:
Join us in building the next generation of cancer care
Through Mr. Allen’s generosity and visionary spirit, we're inspired to reimagine what the future of care will look like for patients with cancer. Launching this ambitious expansion of our research efforts that will fundamentally change cancer care in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
We invite you to join and be a part of that change. We look forward to partnering with you to make this vision a reality at the Paul G. Allen Research Center.