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



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

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

In the News

  • Synthetic scorpion venom aims to help WA cancer patients
    5.26.2016 – KING 5
    Overlake Medical Center has started a Phase 1 clinical trial in Blaze Bioscience Tumor Paint BLZ-100 Clinical Trials on adult patients. Dr. Jim Olson developed the Tumor Paint technology.
  • Biden Brings Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Talks to Fred Hutch
    3.21.2016 – The Seattle Times
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden brought his cancer “moonshot” listening tour to Seattle on Monday, holding a roundtable discussion with the region’s top scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Others joining the talk included Dr. Julie Park of Seattle Children’s.
  • Exon Skipping Offers Potential for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    3.15.2016 – Institute of Translational Health Sciences
    Dr. Susan Apkon has dedicated her career as a rehabilitation physician to caring for boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now Apkon, is at the forefront of finding a possible treatment for the disease.