The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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
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April 19, 2013
SCCA’s Dr. Ben Anderson was recently recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) for his commitment to improving breast cancer treatment and quality of life at home and around the world. Read more.
April 18, 2013
Patients from ethnic minority and mixed-racial backgrounds are less likely to receive a lifesaving bone marrow transplant than Caucasian patients with the same disease due to lack of matching donors. SCCA is working with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to pioneer new transplant procedures to reduce the need for matching bone marrow donors. Read more.
April 10, 2013
By the end of 2011, most of the 255 Washington residents who received a prescription for lethal medication to end their lives under the state’s Death with Dignity Act had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Of those, 40 were patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, part of the Pacific Northwest’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more
March 29, 2013
EvergreenHealth and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) today announced the grand opening of Halvorson Cancer Center, a bold collaboration that brings national-quality cancer care to patients, families and the greater community. Read more
March 13, 2013
The University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) partnered to launch UW-OncoPlex – an advanced gene sequencing test to help clinicians treat cancer. The new diagnostic tool is a significant milestone in the development of precision medicine and empowers doctors to predict which treatment therapies will be most effective for an individual patient’s cancer.