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Obesity Tops Cancer As Biggest Health Concern In SCCA Survey

Puget Sound-area adults are much more knowledgeable about cancer than they were a decade ago. However, when asked to choose which health issue they feel is of most concern respondents overwhelmingly chose obesity over cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and aging.  

12-29-2011 SCCA-2011-Health-Survey-12-27-11.pdf (47kb)

SCCA's Dr. Tony Back Honored for Palliative Care Leadership

The Regence Foundation selected Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Tony Back to receive a Sojourns Award for his leadership and innovation in advancing palliative care in Washington state.  

PET Scans Confirm Effectiveness of Estrogen-blocking Drugs in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

For the first time, researchers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have demonstrated the feasibility of using serial positron emission tomography (PET) scans to confirm the relative effectiveness of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The results of the research are published online in Clinical Cancer Research  

08-18-2011 Linden FES PET Study Press Release (42kb)
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Drug Found to Prolong Lives of Melanoma Patients Is Approved

Yervoy, the first drug shown to prolong the lives of people with the skin cancer melanoma recently won approval from the FDA. Yervoy is an example of an emerging class of treatments known as immunotherapy that harness the body’s own immune system to fight tumors  
Related Diseases: Melanoma

SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance announced today that it has opened a new radiation oncology center at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center The new service is located in Suite G-16 of the hospital’s Medical Office Building at 1560 N. 115th St. in Seattle  

Safeway Donates $1 Million, Supports Breast Cancer Research and SCCA MammoVan

With a recent gift of more than $1 million, Safeway, Inc., has extendeds the company’s longtime support of breast cancer research and care at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine  

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