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 at Seattle Children’s to help those who would otherwise have no treatment option for 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.

Participate in Research

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 and how you can participate.

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


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In the News

  • Why Teens Have More Trouble Waking Up in Summer
    06.23.2015 – KING 5 News
    More and more research is showing sleep is important for our health and that's also true if you're a teenager. In this video, Dr. Maida Chen discuses teenage sleeping habits.
  • Preserving Hope for Young Cancer Patients to Have Families in the Future
    07.27.2015 – On the Pulse
    A new study led by Dr. Margarett Shnorhavorian found a need for increased awareness of fertility preservation for young cancer patients.
  • Dye derived from scorpion venom will target brain cancer in kids
    06.03.2015 – The Seattle Times
    A dye derived from scorpion venom that lights up cancer cells so surgeons can see and remove deadly brain tumors will be tested for the first time in children. Dr. Sarah Leary is the principal investigator for the trial. The move follows FDA approval last fall of the first U.S. clinical trial of the drug pioneered by Dr. Jim Olson.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope
    05.26.2015 – WebMD
    A new combination of medications can successfully treat the underlying cause of the most common form of cystic fibrosis. Dr. Bonnie Ramsey was one of four lead authors on the trial.
  • Doctor and patient ‘Brave the Shave’
    03.19.2015 – KING 5 News
    Dr. Doug Hawkins agreed to change his appearance and go bald like many of the cancer patients he treats to raise money for childhood cancer research.