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  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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March 06, 2014
An estimated 90% of all colon cancer cases could be prevented if people over the age of 50 were regularly screened. Yet over a third of Americans between 50-75 have NOT been screened, which is the main reason why colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. That's why we at SCCA produced this infographic to remind everyone what a colonoscopy can do for you or some you know. View the infographic.
February 13, 2014

According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate from cancer in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past two decades. This decline translates into more than 1.3 million lives saved.  Despite these encouraging gains, approximately 1.66 million Americans be diagnosed with cancer and more than 585,000 will die from the disease in 2014. Experts at SCCA are committed to reducing these statistics further through advanced prevention tactics. Read more.

January 06, 2014

Alarmingly, more than 200,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and nearly 160,000 people will die of the disease. SCCA experts are committed to reducing these lethal statistics and have developed tools to simplify lung cancer prevention and screening recommendations. The Breath of Fresh Air infographic offers guidance on smoking cessation and the Breaking News infographic provides risk factors and screening recommendations for those who believe they are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Read more.

December 16, 2013
In this open letter, SCCA's Executive Vice President Norman Hubbard talks about the Affordable Care Act and its potential shortcomings for consumers here in Washington State, especially, when it comes to accessing quality cancer care. Read the letter.
December 06, 2013
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was recognized as having a Web site of distinction in the Best Care/Disease Management Site category at the the 14th Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards. This award recognizes health care organizations that have made a strong commitment to the online communication of quality measures, outcomes, and satisfaction data. Read more.
November 25, 2013
Lung cancer patients are currently benefitting from SCCA’s next-generation genetic testing and revolutionary immunotherapy treatments, leading to improved cure rates while decreasing damaging side effects from traditional treatments. Read more.

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