Nancy E. Davidson

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Nancy E. Davidson
Alma mater
Scientific career

Nancy E. Davidson is the Executive Director and President of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Senior Vice President, Director of Clinical Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Head, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine.[1][2][3] She focuses her research on breast cancer treatments and the genes that are mutated in various forms of breast cancer.[4] She was president of American Association for Cancer Research from 2015–2016 and president of American Society of Clinical Oncology from 2007-2008.[5]

Davidson received her BA from Wellesley College in 1975 and her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1979. She did a medical internship at University of Pennsylvania Hospital followed by a residency in internal medicine from 1980-1982. She then worked as a medical staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute from 1982 to 1985.[6]

She was director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute from March 2009 to December 2016,[7] when she became executive director of clinical oncology at the Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium, senior vice president, member and director of the Clinical Research Division, and professor and head of the Division of Medical Oncology at University of Washington School of Medicine.[8]



  1. ^ "Nancy E. Davidson, MD - physician profile, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance".
  2. ^ "Nancy E. Davidson, MD - researcher profile, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center".
  3. ^ "Division of Medical Oncology - Department of Medicine - University of Washington School of Medicine".
  4. ^ "Nancy E. Davidson, MD - Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh".
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  7. ^ "Nancy E. Davidson appointed new director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute". Cancer Biology & Therapy. 8: 199. doi:10.4161/cbt.8.3.8101.
  8. ^ "Dr. Nancy Davidson of U Pitt to lead clinical oncology for Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium".