THOMPSON STUDIES GROUP

Welcome to the Thompson Studies Group

Throughout the United States and globally, different populations contract cancer at different rates, and have different survival rates from this disease. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Thompson Studies Group, investigators are working to uncover the reasons why. Our goal is to understand why these disparities exist, help determine the precursors to cancer, and build the capacity of community-based researchers to investigate, educate and treat local populations in order to improve early detection and survival rates.

The Thompson Group is also supporting efforts to reduce other health disparities in minority communities here and abroad, including diabetes. The group’s team members come from a variety of research backgrounds, and include sociology, clinical work, community advocacy and project management.


Research Overview

Throughout the United States and globally, different populations contract cancer at different rates, and have different survival rates from this disease. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Thompson Research Group, investigators are working to uncover the reasons why. Our goal is to understand why these disparities exist, help determine the precursors to cancer, and build the capacity of community-based researchers to investigate, educate, and treat local populations in order to improve early detection and survival rates. The Thompson Lab is also supporting efforts to reduce other health disparities in minority communities here and abroad, including diabetes. The Thompson Group’s 12 team members come from a variety of research backgrounds, and include medical doctors, clinicians, scientists and technicians.

We welcome your inquiries. For research collaboration proposals, please contact Beti Thompson at bthompso@fhcrc.org. For internships and other staffing inquiries, contact Jennifer Anderson at janderso@fhcrc.org.

Dr. Beti Thompson
Dr. Beti Thompson