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SCCA News

  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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December 10, 2012
Congratulations to SCCA’s Rainer Storb, MD, and Janis Abkowitz, MD, for recognition at the 54th Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting. At the conference, which began Saturday, ASH awarded SCCA physician-scientist Rainer Storb for his mentorship of more than 150 trainees, and officially inducts Janis Abkowitz as the Society’s President. Read more.
November 29, 2012
SCCA's Shine Specialty Store will be participating in “Fa La La Friday’s,” where merchandise will be reduced by 20 percent on Fridays in December. Products include clothing options, a variety of books, jewelry, magazines, greeting cards and sundries. Proceeds from purchases will go supporting unique patient programs at SCCA. Learn more about Shine.
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.

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