Center for Clinical and Translational Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) plays an integral role in transforming scientific discoveries into real-world therapies that prevent and treat childhood illness and improve the quality of children’s daily lives. Learn more about the CCTR.

Programs and Resources for Researchers

CCTR’s programs, facilities and services help ensure researchers within the center – and throughout Children’s – have the means and the opportunity to conduct safe, efficient, and ethical research involving children.

Featured Research

Clinical Trial Offers Only Treatment Option for Girl with Hepatitis B

A clinical trial was the only hope for Esmee, a little girl adopted from China. Read her story and the innovative research being done to help those with chronic hepatitis B.

Better Care for Soft Tissue Cancer

A study led by Dr. Doug Hawkins shows that a new chemotherapy protocol greatly reduces side effects for patients with rhabdomyosarcoma. Read more.

  • Standardizing Appendicitis Care

    Our surgeons helped create new guidelines to improve diagnosis and treatment for hundreds of children across Washington every year.


The CCTR creates an environment where families, researchers and doctors work together to find new treatments and therapies for children and advance medical knowledge. Learn more about our research programs.

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. Learn more.


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