Gideon Steinbach

Appointments and Affiliations

University of Washington
School of Medicine
Medicine, Gastroenterology
Associate Professor, Appointed: 2001
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Division
Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Member, Appointed: 2001
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medicine, 1981.
Ph.D., Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, Literature.

Research Interests

Dr. Steinbach's research is focused on gastrointestinal cancer prevention, including genetic and clinical predisposition, chemoprevention, and early detection. The work is based on multidisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations. Recent collaborative studies investigated the role of aspirin in the prevention of colorectal adenomatous polyps in persons with previous colorectal tumors and the effect of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition on colorectal adenomatous polyps in patients with FAP (an inherited predisposition to colorectal adenomas). The latter was the first clinical trial to investigate the effect of COX-2 inhibition on a human tumor. Demonstration of efficacy on adenomatous polyps in FAP provided support for initiating trials of COX-2 inhibition for the control of sporadic colon tumors and other tumors that express COX-2.


Recent Publications

Provenzale D, Jasperson K, Ahnen DJ, Aslanian H, Bray T, Cannon JA, David DS, Early DS, Erwin D, Ford JM et al..  2015.  Colorectal Cancer Screening, Version 1.2015.. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 13(8):959-68. Abstract
Burt RW, Cannon JA, David DS, Early DS, Ford JM, Giardiello FM, Halverson AL, Hamilton SR, Hampel H, Ismail MK et al..  2013.  Colorectal cancer screening.. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 11(12):1538-75. Abstract
Lord JD, Hackman RC, Gooley TA, Wood BL, Moklebust AC, Hockenbery DM, Steinbach G, Ziegler SF, McDonald GB.  2011.  Blood and gastric FOXP3+ T cells are not decreased in human gastric graft-versus-host disease.. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 17(4):486-96. Abstract

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