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  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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November 19, 2012
Dr. V.K. Gadi specializes in treating breast cancer. In this video, Dr. Gadi explains why the connection to research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of the Washington makes breast cancer treatment at SCCA so unique. Watch the video.
November 14, 2012
The Washington State Insurance Commissioner has implemented new rules for patients who participate in clinical trials. Starting November 8, insurance companies cannot “restrict coverage of routine patient costs for enrollees who participate in a clinical trial.” Read more.
November 08, 2012
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States, despite the fact it is largely preventable. For people at high risk of developing lung cancer, such as current or former longtime smokers, screening for the disease with low-dose CT scans is now a viable option that has been shown to significantly reduce mortality rates. 
October 23, 2012

USAToday's Liz Szabo writes about BCSM (breast cancer social media, hash tag #BCSM), a Twitter group that focuses on issues unique to breast cancer patients and survivors. Past guests include SCCA's Dr. Julie Gralow as well as other prominent physicians in the breast cancer community. Every Monday, BCSM hosts a live chat, including one this coming Monday, October 30 at 1pm (Eastern)--go to hash tag #abcDrBchat.

October 22, 2012
A research study led by SCCA's Dr. Constance Lehman found that ultrasound has a far higher sensitivity for cancer detection than mammography for women between the ages of 30 to 39 who have symptoms of possible breast cancer. Read more.
October 20, 2012
Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, who pioneered bone-marrow transplantation to cure leukemias and and other blood cancers, died Saturday. His groundbreaking work is among the greatest success stories in cancer treatment and resulted in his winning the Nobel Prize in 1990. Learn more about Dr. Thomas and his career.

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