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John Thompson grew up in Alabama. While still in high school he began to see medicine as an inspiring profession. Once John Thompson reached college, he became seriously interested in becoming a doctor. He followed his University of Alabama medical degree with a residency at the University Of Washington Medical Center, finishing up as chief resident at Providence Medical Center.

Dr. Thompson has worked together for 15 years. They know each other’s strengths, abilities, and styles of care. Thompson, John is providing top quality care with a positive attitude. John Thompson provides Clinical Specialty in Medical Oncology.

John Thompson became interested in medical oncology during his internal medicine residency; he says he was inspired by the work of oncologists and the science of cancer and treatment. His UWMC fellowship in medical oncology helped Dr. Thompson develop the level of expertise his patients benefit from today.

He is respected as an exceptional medical oncologist and has accomplished a great deal while working hard at his overall professional goal: to develop better approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and kidney cancer. He is passionately committed to providing leading edge care to his patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Dr. Thompson is deeply moved by his patients’ courage during this period in their lives. They often have to fight a long and painful battle and they do it with determination and dignity. They usually don’t give up. He has seen many situations where a positive attitude and sense of humor have helped his patients and families feel hopeful and less stressed by this incredibly difficult experience.

He lead clinical research efforts focusing on novel therapies such as cancer immunotherapy, specially activated lymphocytes and cytokines, and the use of stem cell transplants for kidney cancer and melanoma.

Dr. Thompson is very clear about his clinical goals. His major goals with patients are to assist in establishing a clear diagnosis, educate them about the natural history of melanoma as it affects them, and develop a treatment plan based on good science that is agreeable to my patients.

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