The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
June 14, 2013
Yesterday the Supreme Court unanimously decided to invalidate patents for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Dr. Colin Pritchard, who oversees UW-OncoPlex
, reflects on the decision and what it means for cancer research and patients. Read more
June 12, 2013
Jesse Jones at KING 5 News reported about a 36-year-old woman who was denied coverage for a mammogram that her doctor recommended because of her high risk for developing breast cancer. The story included an interview with SCCA’s Dr. Lehman about screening for women at a high risk for breast cancer, and resulted in the health care plan reviewing their mammogram policy. Read more
June 11, 2013
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, has recruited two expert radiation oncologists from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramesh Rengan joins SCCA Proton Therapy as the new associate medical director, and Dr. Smith “Jim” Apisarnthanarax joins as a practicing radiation oncologist. Read more.
June 05, 2013
In an effort to encourage people of all ages to add one thing to their daily routine to improve their health, SCCA and Whole Foods Market launched a new partnership with C89.5, Nathan Hale High School’s student run radio station, to Do One Thing. Read more
May 29, 2013
Phytonutrients play a significant role in optimizing the natural anti-cancer mechanisms in your body. Kim Jordan, Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at SCCA, shows you how to incorporate phytonutrients in your diet in a new series on the SCCA Blog
called Phyt Back! Read more
May 01, 2013
In observance of May’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has provided tips for prevention and early detection. “While SCCA doctors have developed successful and innovative methods to treat skin cancer, the true fight against melanoma starts with the simple routines each of us do daily to protect our skin,” says Dr. Kim Margolin
. Read more