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SCCA News

  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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October 19, 2012
Based on new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday, Dr. Fred Appelbaum, SCCA executive director and director of clinical research at the Hutchinson Center is recommending that the most common method of extracting cells from unrelated donors for patients needing a bone marrow transplant should change. The study showed that adult stem cells harvested from bone marrow rather than blood of unrelated donors are best for reducing the risk of graft-versus-host disease. Read more.
October 11, 2012
Dr. Jonathan Wright specializes in treating bladder cancer and other urologic diseases. In this video, Dr. Wright explains what makes bladder cancer treatment at SCCA so unique. Watch video.
October 08, 2012
Oncologists and researchers at SCCA are discovering that when it comes to treating breast cancer, “doing less does more” for patients. This approach kills the cancer while improving cure rates and decreasing the chance of the cancer returning. It also spares patients the damaging side effects of treatment caused by toxic chemotherapy, less-precise radiation therapy, unnecessary diagnostic radiology and surgery. Read more.
September 21, 2012
Dr. Ben Anderson is interviewed on KOMO News about the first annual Do the Puyallup Walk to Beat Breast Cancer that's happening tomorrow at the Puyallup Fair. Click here to view Dr. Anderson's interview and here for more information about the walk.
September 21, 2012
SCCA patient navigator Carmen Cunningham is interviewed on Univision Seattle KUNS about tomorrow's Do the Puyallup Walk for Breast Cancer and the services that multicultural communities can expect at SCCA. Watch the interview (in Spanish).
September 21, 2012
USA Today looks at how the publicity surrounding ABC's Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts' bone marrow transplant has raised awareness about the need for more blood donors. The paper also interviews SCCA's Colleen Delaney about alternative donor transplants, an option for those who can't find an exact match. Read more.

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