The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Last week SCCA awarded three junior nursing students with the first ever Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship. SCCA is striving to create a center of excellence in oncology nursing, and this new scholarship program is intended to inspire local nursing students to pursue a career in oncology. Read more.
Here's a list of clinical trials that have opened here at SCCA in the last few weeks. These trials are looking at new treatments for patients with melanoma, clear cell renal cell carcinoma, squamous cell head and neck cancer, patients 65 years or older with acute myelogenous leukemia, patients with myelodysplastic syndrome or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Read more.
Earlier today, Rita Wilson disclosed to People Magazine in an exclusive statement that she has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. This this post, SCCA’s Dr. VK Gadi provides a detailed discussion of Ms. Wilson’s underlying condition-– LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ)-–and what treatment options should be considered for women with this condition. Read more.
As you may have heard, Premera Blue Cross was recently the target of a sophisticated cyberattack. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance believes patient privacy is of the utmost importance. As a healthcare provider, we want to make sure that any patients who may have been impacted by the Premera cyberattack are aware of possible risks associated with breach and what resources are available to help. Read more.