Dr. Hartmut Stecher, Ph.D., is the Principal Scientist and Founder of Cancer Treatment Navigator. This Oncology Healthcare Consulting Firm was formed by melding his interest in science and medicine with his drive to use that knowledge to help people. During Dr. Stecher’s academic research career, he studied processes in cell biology, signal transduction, and medical genetics – important biochemical research areas that help to understand the underlying molecular basis for cancer and how to develop targeted medicines. Dr. Stecher's work during his tenure at major biotechnology companies has focused on cancers of the prostate, ovaries, breast, soft tissue, as well as multiple myeloma and different lymphomas. The idea of developing Cancer Treatment Navigator is partially based on Dr. Stecher’s history of helping friends and family members over the years who have faced and coped with a cancer diagnosis. He would gather information and discuss the diagnosis and its implications with them, as well as research the best available treatment options for them. He provided these cancer patients with solid scientific input to better help them to make their own informed treatment decisions. This has been made possible due to Dr. Stecher's skills and passion to teach complex medical issues in easy to understand language. His detailed knowledge of cancer and history of working with respected experts in cancer research enabled him to optimally represent and support people in getting the best care for their illness. Through Cancer Treatment Navigator, Dr. Stecher feels fortunate to be able to take his passion for biomedical science and help more people who are confronted with cancer.
TRAINING & RESEARCH
Doctorate degree (Ph.D., biochemistry)
Masters degree (biochemistry, microbiology)
Four years post-doctoral training as Senior Research Fellow at University of Washington Medical Center
Multiple Publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals
Certified in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (University of Washington)
Certified in Clinical Trial Management (University of Washington)
Staff Scientist at General Clinical Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center
Scientist at Dendreon Corporation with a focus on immunotherapy for cancer
Clinical Science Liaison at Centocor (Johnson & Johnson) with a focus on immunology
Medical Director and Director of Clinical Communication at Ortho Biotech Canada (Johnson & Johnson) with a focus on prostate cancer, ovarian cancer & multiple myeloma
Senior Director and Head of Medical Affairs at Seattle Genetics with a focus on lymphoma
ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)
ASH (American Society of Hematology)
ASGCT (American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy)
EHA (European Hematology Association)
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Cancer Treatment Navigator strives to ease the burden of constant worries about what to do next. We work to provide a scientifically sound and promising list of options. During our initial consultation we will discuss your medical history, treatment preferences, and the scope of your goals.
Our Dedicated Team
Sherry grew up in the Midwest and relocated to Seattle to expand her career in the science of oncology. She completed her schooling in Minnesota, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Winona State University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Saint Mary’s University. She joined Cancer Treatment Navigator after 8 years working as a scientist in numerous laboratories, including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, and most recently at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Sherry's interest in collaborative and personalized healthcare extends into her role as a Clinical Scientist, as she is passionate about helping cancer patients along their path to finding the best potential treatment options.
SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
M.A., Healthcare Administration
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Cell & Molecular Biology and a minor in Biochemistry
Activities & Affiliations
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Qualification in Cytometry (QCYM)
The study of collaborative medicine in increasing the quality of patient care.
Scientific Communications Strategist
Mahima started her career as a scientist in research and development in the Biotechnology industry. Scientific communications turned out be a passion and she transitioned from patents and publications to developing disease awareness, product communications and educational programs for physicians and patients. Prior to joining Cancer Treatment Navigator, Mahima was involved in bringing specialty therapeutics and diagnostics to market in areas such as Autoimmune diseases and Cancer. The difficulties encountered by patients in navigating complex treatment choices were apparent despite efforts by drug companies, hospitals and patient organizations. Rapid advancements in genetic sequencing, targeted therapeutics and immunotherapy, presented opportunity only to those that got the right help at the right time. Resolving misinformation and access issues, and the willingness to help on a case by case basis to deliver the promise of personalized medicine inspired her to join the Cancer Treatment Navigator.
MBA, Finance & Marketing
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Activities & Affiliations
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Digital and social Media communications for cancer treatments.
Peg graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She assisted with the start-up of Cancer Treatment Navigator and has stayed on as their Operations Manager. Her previous experience has included Executive Director for a large non-profit agency in Ohio, Fiscal Director for a Bellevue non-profit, and Office Manager for a Seattle law firm.
B.B.A., Business Administration with a major in Accounting
Activities & Affiliations
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators (PSALA)
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)
Assisted in the zoning reclassification of an old dormitory to office space through the state of Ohio.