The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) have expanded their early lung cancer detection program (ELCD) for high-risk construction workers in Western Washington. The BTMed program provides CT scans to help screen for early stage lung cancer in people who may have been exposed to hazardous substances while working at the nation's nuclear defense sites. The existing program has already made a meaningful impact through the early detection and timely treatment of several individuals. Read more.
Bend Memorial Clinic has joined the SCCA Network to become its tenth affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation will expand local access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care in Central Oregon. Read more.
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.