Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. On average, leukemia cancer patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) have better survival rates than those who started treatment elsewhere.
SCCA patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) receive state-of-the-art care from a team of specialists who focus on treating blood cancers.
If your condition requires a bone marrow transplant, you should know that the Fred Hutchinson Transplant Program at SCCA ranked among to top centers in survival rates in a multi-year study by the National Marrow Donor Program that measured one-year survival rates of patients at 122 transplant centers in the United States. The Hutchinson Center pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants as a treatment for blood diseases more than 40 years ago. Since then thousands of patients with leukemia have come here from around the world to receive bone marrow transplants. Bone marrow transplants have transformed leukemia and related cancers, once thought incurable, into highly treatable diseases.
SCCA was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For CML patients, this means more treatment options than they might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one or more of the 50 ongoing leukemia clinical studies conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.