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Institute for Research & Innovation

About Us

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MultiCare has been involved with clinical research studies for over 25 years, initially focusing on the area of oncology. Over time, the research program expanded into a portfolio of Phase I - IV clinical studies spanning a diverse base of diseases and medical conditions. The MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, formed in 2010, has gathered all of the research efforts in our health care system into a single program.

The Institute conducts both clinical trials and outcomes-based research with MultiCare-employed physicians, as well as physicians practicing independently in the community. We participate in research through a number of mechanisms including federal, industry, and investigator-initiated studies. MultiCare also performs clinical studies in conjunction with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

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The mission of the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation is to promote, foster, and sustain the highest quality, cutting edge research within the medical center, thereby advancing the quality of patient care.  


Our vision is to promote world-class research throughout the MultiCare Health System, conducted by renowned researchers in the south Puget Sound area. Through groundbreaking research, MultiCare will provide its patients access to cutting-edge treatments not otherwise available through clinical trials in a wide variety of disease states. Patients will seek out MultiCare’s facilities and providers because of their research expertise, access to studies, and trust that they are cared for at a facility where the most recent advancements in medical science are available.