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About the Lab + Patient Care

Dr. Nghiem leads research at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus and provides patient care at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

At the lab, collaborative efforts are maintained as research fellows, scientists, medical students, and other labs are brought together to learn more about Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Research efforts put forth by the lab aim to better understand and optimize the treatment of MCC.

Dr. Nghiem sees patients on Tuesdays at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He helps coordinate the care of patients with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of radiation oncologists, surgeons, and radiologists. This highly collaborative team works together to determine an optimal treatment plan that is individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Patient Care and SCCA


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA 98109

For new patients

Appointments with Dr. Nghiem at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) can be scheduled with our new-patient intake team. Please call: 206-606-1062

For returning patients

Appointments with Dr. Nghiem at SCCA can be made with our patient scheduling team. Please call: 206-606-1762

Driving Directions to the Clinic

Directions from freeways

From I-5

  • Take exit 167, Mercer St./Seattle Center. (If you are northbound on I-5, you will exit I-5 from the far left lane. If you are southbound, you will exit I-5 from the far right lane.)
  • As you exit, move to the far right lane.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Fairview Ave. N.
  • Veer right at the light, staying on Fairview Ave. N. (Do not turn right onto Valley St.) Travel one block to Aloha St.
  • Turn right onto Aloha St., and travel two blocks to the SCCA clinic. The clinic is on your right.
  • The underground parking garage entrance is just before the clinic circle driveway, between Yale Ave. N. and Eastlake Ave. E.

From the east via 520

  • Take 520 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 south.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

From the east via I-90

  • Take I-90 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 north.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

Directions from UWMC

  • Head west on NE Pacific St. (This is the street that runs in front of UWMC. UWMC is located at 1959 NE Pacific St.)
  • Turn right onto 15th Ave. NE.
  • Turn left onto NE Campus Pkwy.
  • Veer left on NE Campus Pkwy, pass through the tunnel, and cross the University Bridge. At this point, the street you are on becomes Eastlake Ave. E.
  • Follow Eastlake Ave. E to Aloha Street. (Do not bear right at Fairview Ave. N.)
  • Turn right onto Aloha St. The SCCA clinic is on your left.
  • The SCCA clinic parking garage entrance is located on the left

Lab Research

850 Republican Street
Box 358050
Seattle, WA 98109

Lab phone: 206-221-4594
Lab fax: 206-221-4364

E-mail: or

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