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  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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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.

March 12, 2013
Last week, SCCA’s Dr. Rainer Storb was awarded the 2013 Leaders in Health Care Award for Medical Research, sponsored by Seattle Business Magazine. SCCA had several other leaders recognized by Seattle Business Magazine, including Dr. Tony Back, who won a Silver Award for Health Care Practitioner; Dr. Paul O’Donnell, who won a Silver Award for Medical Research; and Norm Hubbard, who won a Silver Award for Health Care Executive. Read more.
March 07, 2013
SCCA and ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. announced the opening of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center today in Seattle, Washington. Located on UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus, the facility is the only proton therapy center in a seven-state region and the fourth in a nationwide network of proton therapy centers developed by ProCure. Read more.
February 26, 2013
Dr. Alessandro Fichera specializes in treating patients with colorectal cancer. In this video, Dr. Fichera considers the many new treatment options for colon cancer and why the connection to research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of the Washington makes getting treated at SCCA so unique. Watch the video.
February 25, 2013
Each year more individuals worldwide die from cancer than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV combined. With research showing that many cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices, SCCA is working to raise awareness of preventive tactics in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month. Read more.
January 31, 2013
This week SCCA published its Community Health Needs Assessment for 2012. What may surprise some is the overall impact of cancer on the citizens of Washington State. For example, the assessment reports that "cancer will likely strike 4 in 10 Washingtonians in their lifetimes." Read more.

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