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SCCA News

  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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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.
January 08, 2013

Preventable strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are linked to 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases. Adolescent vaccination dramatically reduces your daughter’s risk of transmitting or contracting cancer-causing HPV in adulthood. Read more.

December 18, 2012
Earlier this month representatives from Swim Across America Seattle presented SCCA with a $180,000 check, raised from September's swim on Lake Washington. The funds will support the Pancreas Cancer Specialty Clinic and research conducted through SCCA’s Cellular Therapy Lab, which helps physicians improve their ability to treat blood cancers. Read more.

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