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John A.

Physician & Research Faculty
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Medical Director, Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program, Fred Hutch
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union

Photo: Fred Hutch

Education, Training, Board Certifications 

  • M.D., University of Alabama 
  • Residency, UW 
  • Fellowship, UW 
  • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine 

Clinical Expertise

  • Skin cancer 
  • Kidney cancers 



Research and/or clinical interests  

Dr. John Thompson has devoted his career to developing better ways to treat kidney cancer and melanoma. His clinical research efforts focus on novel therapies such as cancer immunotherapy using activated lymphocytes, cytokines, and antibodies. Dr. Thompson leads the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program at Fred Hutch. Researchers in this program work with biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms to develop novel therapies for patients with cancer. Dr. Thompson’s goal is to speed the translation of experimental approaches into clinically useful therapies to improve the lives of patients.