Welcome to the Washington Student
Cancer Awareness Association

Our goal is to collaborate with students from around Washington state to become involved in helping the cancer community.

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  • WASCAA+ Tutoring Program
  • Merchandise
  • WASCAA and GRAIL Seminar

    We had the amazing opportunity to partner with GRAIL to hold a free virtual forum over Zoom on January 26, 2021. GRAIL’s focus is simple: To detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL, a collaborative medical initiative, is poised to detect cancer early by combining high-intensity sequencing of unprecedented breadth and depth with the techniques of modern data science. Through what they believe to be one of the largest clinical study programs ever pursued in genomic medicine, GRAIL is creating vast datasets to develop evidence supporting their products. The Zoom forum offered a chance to hear more about these critical developments in cancer research as well as information about STEM research and careers.

    Dr. Jennifer Poitras, a leading researcher, shared her unique perspective about STEM careers and her journey to GRAIL. Suzanne Pak, the director of Community and Behavior Health for the Korean Women's Association (serving over 10,000 patients in Washington), also joined us to share her extensive experience with community health with cancer screenings, especially throughout the pandemic.

    Visit GRAIL’s website to learn more today, or watch a recording here.

    Introducing WASCAA+

    WASCAA+ is Washington Student Cancer Awareness' new initiative that is based on the premise of providing quality tutoring services. Not only do all students receive quality services for great value, all tutoring fees directly contribute to our goals as a nonprofit.

    Become a WASCAA+ Tutor

    Apply to become a WASCAA+ tutor today! Get paid to teach and help students in your local community while directly raising money for a nonprofit.

    Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Cancer is something that has touched all of our lives. Learn more about the goals that guide WASCAA.

    WASCAA Sweatshirts

    WASCAA sweatshirts are now on sale! Fill out our order form now to buy our custom lavender sweatshirts. Proceeds go towards supporting WASCAA.

    Meet the Team

    Meet the students that are involved in WASCAA behind the scenes.

    Donate Today

    Please consider donating today to support our cause. Your money goes directly into supporting our future events and initiatives. Another great way to support us (for free) is by using smile.amazon.com for your future Amazon purchases. Amazon will automatically donate part of your purchase to any nonprofit of your choosing, at no extra cost to you.

    To donate, you can use the donation form below, click on the donate link on our website's menu, or text WASCAA to 44-321 in order to get a link to our donation page.

    Local Nonprofit

    WASCAA is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the Puget Sound Area.


    WASCAA seeks to find ways to work with local community members and organizations.

    Community Involvement

    WASCAA hosts community oriented events in hopes to further raise awareness.

    Student Run

    WASCAA is a fully student run organization.