Heather Cheng, MD, Oncology, Seattle, WA, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

HeatherChengMDPhD

Oncology Seattle, WA

Cancer Genetics/Cancer Risk Assessment, Genitourinary Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

Associate Professor, Medicine/Oncology, University of Washington; Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center; Director, Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Overview of Dr. Cheng

Dr. Heather Cheng is a medical oncologist in Seattle, WA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice 10 years. She specializes in prostate cancer, cancer genetics and medical oncology.

Education & Training

  • University of WashingtonFellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2009 - 2014
  • University of WashingtonResidency, Internal Medicine, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Washington School of MedicineClass of 2007
  • University of WashingtonPh.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2000 - 2005
  • Princeton UniversityB.A., Molecular Biology, 1994 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Young Investigator Award Prostate Cancer Foundation, 2015
  • Merit Award ASCO/ASTRO/SUO, 2014
  • Merit Award ASCO, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Association of Clonal Hematopoiesis in DNA Repair Genes with Prostate Cancer Plasma Cell-Free DNA Testing Interference  
    Michael T Schweizer, Petros Grivas, Heather H Cheng, Evan Y Yu, JAMA Oncology
  • Role of maximal endoscopic resection prior to cystectomy for invasive urothelial bladder cancer  
    James, A.C., Lee, F.C., Izard, J.P., Harris, W.P., Cheng, H.H., Zhao, S., Gore, J.L., Lin, D.W., Porter, M.P., Yu, E.Y., Wright, J.L., Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, 1/23/2014
  • Circulating microRNA Profiling Identifies a Subset of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients with Evidence for Cancer-Associated Hypoxia  
    Cheng, H.H.*, Mitchell, P.S.*, Kroh, E., Dowell, A.E., Chéry, L., Siddique J., Nelson, P.S., Vessella, R., Knudsen, B.S., Chinnaiyan, A.M., Pienta, K.J., Morrissey, C...., PLoS ONE, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Inherited Mutations in DNA Repair Genes in Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
    Nelson, P.S., Mateo, J., Beltran, H., De Sarkar, N., Elemento, O., Rubin, M.A., Vinson, J.N., Filipenko, J., Robinson, D.R., Chinnaiyan, A.M., Van Allen, E.M., Garofal..., ASCO Annual Meeting, 1/1/2016
  • Impact of prior definitive therapy on survival outcomes in men with new hormone sensitive metastatic prostate cancer (mHSPC)
    Alex, A., Stenehjem, D.D., Twardowski, P., Cheng, H.H., Gill, D.M., Buckley, T.H., Patel, S.B., Kessler, E.R., Chittoria, N., Vaishampayan, U.N., Agarwal, N., Genitourinary Oncology Symposium; American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015, 1/1/2016
  • Screening men at increased risk for prostate cancer diagnosis
    Gulati, R., Cheng, H.H., Lange, P.H., Nelson, P.S., Etzioni, R, 38th Annual North American Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Vancouver, Canada, 1/1/2016
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Lectures

  • The GENTleMEN study: Genetic testing for men with metastatic prostate cancer in Washington state and beyond. 
    2018 ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - 06/2/2018
  • Genomics Versus Genetics and Implications for Prostate Cancer Care 
    2018 ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - 06/1/2018
  • Emerging Therapies in Cancer: Cancer Genetics 
    Mount Vernon, WA - 1/29/2016
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Press Mentions

  • ASCO Annual Meeting to Highlight Clinical Oncology Findings from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
    ASCO Annual Meeting to Highlight Clinical Oncology Findings from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)May 21st, 2020
  • What to Know About the Latest in Prostate Cancer Treatment
    What to Know About the Latest in Prostate Cancer TreatmentSeptember 23rd, 2019
  • AUA2019 013IC Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer
    AUA2019 013IC Genetic Testing in Prostate CancerMay 21st, 2019
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations