Dr. William I. Bensinger is a Professor of Medicine of the Division of Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Dr. Bensinger earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois. His postdoctorate training included a fellowship in Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Bensinger is the Director of the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. His previous appointments include editorial board membership to the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
I think it is important to understand patients' needs and goals during the management of their disease. Once I understand this, I feel I am better able to suggest appropriate therapies designed to minimize symptoms and achieve their wishes. Above all I value a patient's autonomy with regard to the management of their illness; the patient has to undergo any proposed treatments and thus must have the last word with regard to therapy choices.