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Dr. Bruce L. Dalkin Joins the Prostate Cancer Team at SCCA


Dalkin has over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and comes to Seattle after serving as director of Urologic Oncology at the Arizona Cancer Center.  
Related Diseases: Prostate Cancer

Promising Vaccine for Lung Cancer


SCCA's Dr. Keith Eaton is interviewed about a promising new lung cancer vaccine currently being tested in a clinical study at SCCA.  
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

Denosumab Protects Bone Density in Breast Cancer Patients


One side effect experienced by breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy is accelerated bone-loss and increased fracture risk. SCCA's Georgiana K. Ellis presented data at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that found that twice-yearly administration of denosumab led to significant increases bone mineral density.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Pioneering cord-blood study shared at ASH


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Colleen Delaney presents preliminary data on technique for increasing stem cells in cord blood for transplantation.  

New Statistical Model For Breast Biopsy Could Reduce Unneeded Tests


A new method of characterizing breast lesions found during an MRI exam could result in fewer biopsies of benign tumors with the benefits of reduced pain and expense for patients and providers, according to a paper that was presented on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

SCCA Website is a Gold Winner of 2008 eHealthcare Leadership Award


The SCCA Website wins a 2008 Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award.  

2008 Hutch Award


Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester, who came back from an off-season battle with lymphoma to pitch the winning game for the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, will receive the 2008 Hutch Award.  
Related Diseases: Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Detecting Cancer Early


The current issue of U.S. News and World Report includes and in-depth article about the early detection of cancer, including research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on identifying biomarkers that indicate the earliest presence of disease.  

SCCA House - Coming Soon!


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is building a new 80-unit housing facility with safe, comfortable and affordable housing for cancer patients and their caregivers.  

Boost for Colon-Cancer Screening


Colon-cancer screening will gain a higher profile among Washington residents thanks to a new partnership between the Hutchinson Center and the Washington Health Foundation.  

Breast MRI scan could determine need for radiation therapy


Researchers at SCCA and University of Washington Medical Center found that for women whose breast cancer has spread to their lymph nodes, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan could replace exploratory surgery as the method for determining whether those women need radiation therapy to treat their disease.  

Detecting Lung Cancer Early


A team of researchers led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center reports in the Journal of Clinical Oncology the validation of a potential "HIV-test" equivalent for the early detection of lung cancer.  
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

Glint of Hope Compels Brain Cancer

09-18-2008 Glint of Hope Compels Brain Cancer (162kb)
UWMC's Consult magazine features brain cancer team and new treatments for glioblastoma.
Related Diseases: Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

Blood Test for Breast Cancer & Other News


New research is ongoing at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a parent institution of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In the field of breast cancer research, efforts are underway to find a blood test for detecting breast cancer early, as well as discovering other early warning signs of breast cancer. They’re exploring the relationship between diet and cancer, and that of exercise in new and recurrent breast cancers.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Pregnant, With Cancer


SCCA's Drs. V.K. Gadi and Contance Lehman provide insight about the rising rate of pregnancy-associated cancer in a feature article that appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer


Hutchinson Center researchers find that women who breastfeed are at lower risk of breast cancer.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

CT Scans with a View


The Wall Street Journal looks at medical institutions that have appealing patient-centric facilities, including SCCA.   

Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy


Britain's Telegraph looks at advances in immunotherapy including the work of Hutchinson Center researcher Cassian Yee.  
Related Diseases: Skin Cancer, Melanoma

Lighting Up Cancer Cells


KOMO's Eric Schudiske reports on how Dr. Jim Olson, a researcher at the Hutchinson Center, is using the venom of scorpions to light up cancer cells.  
Related Diseases: Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

Skin cancer in Washington State among highest in nation


The sun is definitely a threat in the rainy Northwest, land of fleece and four-season down comforters. Washington state has become a poster child state for the EPA's SunWise program, a free outreach and educational teaching tool.  
Related Diseases: Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer, Melanoma

Exercise and Thrive


Puget Sound cancer survivors have access to a new strength and fitness program thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Seattle and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  

Celebrating Jean Enerson's 40th


SCCA helped celebrate Jean Enerson's 40th anniversary in broadcasting by providing free mammograms last Saturday.  

Statins Increase Prostate Cancer Risk for Overweight Men


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increase the risk of prostate cancer in overweight men.  
Related Diseases: Prostate Cancer

Breast Cancer Prevention


Dr. Connie Lehman and chaplain Debra Jarvis from the SCCA talk with KING 5's Joyce Taylor about breast cancer prevention in high-risk patients and cancer survivors.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Traditional vs. Digital Mammograms


SCCA's Dr. Peter Eby discusses the difference between traditional and digital mammograms.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Scorpion Venom as Therapy


Dr. Jim Olson, Hutchinson Center researcher, explains to KUOW's Dave Beck, how a deadly toxin holds promise for detecting brain cancer cells.  
Related Diseases: Brain & Spinal Cord Cancers

Interview with Rev. Debra Jarvin in MAMM Magazine


"A Spiritual Journey: The Minister's Story." Rev. Debra Jarvin, general oncology chaplain at SCCA, is interviewed by MAMM Magazine about her experience with cancer.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Patient's own infection-fighting T cells put late-stage melanoma into long-term remission


Led by Dr. Cassian Yee, researchers describe the first successful use of a human patient's cloned infection-fighting T cells as the sole therapy to put an advanced solid-tumor cancer into long-term remission.  
Related Diseases: Skin Cancer, Melanoma

New Drug Cocktail Extends Lives of Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer


Researchers using a new cocktail of cancer treatment drugs are reporting the best survival rate to date in patients with an aggressive type of advanced breast cancer.  
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Research explains how advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen-deprivation therapy


Findings suggest androgen production occurs within metastatic prostate tumors   
Related Diseases: Prostate Cancer

University of Washington School of Nursing honors profession’s leaders, including professor and SCCA


Four women will be recognized for their work as nurse-leaders and volunteers at the UW School of Nursing's annual Nurses Recognition Banquet today.  

Detecting ovarian cancer early


Two years ago this month, Kim Graham received a life-changing diagnosis: ovarian cancer. Like the majority of women diagnosed with the disease, the 36-year-old mother of two’s cancer already was well advanced.  
Related Diseases: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer

Cancer didn’t stop this doc (who received leukemia treatment at SCCA)


Cancer didn't stop this doc. Years after starting, Greg Lipski is graduating medical school  
Related Diseases: Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

UW gives us another reason to love our lattes


Caffeine just might help fight skin cancer, new research shows.  
Related Diseases: Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer, Melanoma

Small Retail: It's the inner glow that sells handblown glassybabys


Local business donates portion of glass baby proceeds to SCCA  
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

Prostate cancer seed therapy is growing. But not everyone agrees it's best option


SCCA doctors using transponders to target radiation  
Related Diseases: Prostate Cancer

Pact is near for $180M cancer therapy facility in Seattle (SCCA & Northwest Hospital)


Seattle is one step closer to hosting one of only a half dozen proton-beam cancer therapy centers in the nation -- a $180 million facility that can destroy cancer tumors with little or no damage to surrounding tissue.   

SCCA and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announces development of a new, state-of-the-art facili


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced the signing of a letter of intent to explore the development of a new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility offering proton beam radiation therapy.   

New lung disease clinic reaching out to current, former smokers


Weekly program hopes to raise awareness, focuses on early detection  
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

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