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Julie R. Gralow, MD

Professor, Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine Member, Clinical Research Division,  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Julie R. Gralow is Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, specializing in breast cancer. She majored in biologic sciences at Stanford University, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her medical oncology fellowship training was at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Dr. Gralow’s career includes patient care, clinical trials research, and teaching. She is Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, as well as the Associate Program Head of the Breast Cancer Program and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee at the Fred Hutchinson Center. Dr. Gralow’s clinical research activities focus on breast cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. She is co-chair of the Breast Cancer Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), one of the largest nationwide oncology clinical trials cooperative groups funded by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Gralow’s primary expertise is in the area of bone metastases and bisphosphonates

Dr. Gralow has had more than 250 abstracts and articles published in leading medical journals. She was awarded the Statesman Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)  in 2008, The Helen H. Jackson "Women of Valor" Award for Medicine and Health Care in Washington State in 2006, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2008. Dr. Gralow is co-author of the book Breast Fitness: An Optimal Exercise and Health Plan for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer. She is Medical Director, Team Physician, and co-founder of Team Survivor Northwest, an exercise and fitness program for women cancer survivors.

Dr. Gralow has a strong interest in international breast cancer education and advocacy, particularly in developing and emerging nations. She has been involved in training physicians and patient advocates about breast cancer around the world. She serves as co-secretariat of the Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries, and is co-editor of the book version of their report: Closing the Cancer Divide: A Blueprint to Expand Access in Low and Middle Income Countries.

​​Dr. Julie R. Gralow, MD is our friend and generous supporter of Wings of Karen.​

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