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SCCA News

  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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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.
September 20, 2012
For years the Calypso system has been successfully used to more precisely apply radiation to prostate cancer patients. Recently, the system has been approved  for treating breast cancer. KOMO News talks to SCCA's Dr. Janice Kim and others about the benefits of this treatment option. Read more.
September 19, 2012
Targeted therapy is helping more and more women survive breast cancer without the need for chemotherapy. KOMO News interviews SCCA's Dr. Julie Gralow about how patients, such as Jeanette Woldseth, can beat their cancers and avoid chemotherapy and it's toxic side effects. Read more.
September 12, 2012
SCCA's Dr. Barbara Goff concurs with the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation on screening for ovarian cancer and offers advice about what symptoms women and their physicians should look for in lieu of routine screening. Read more.
August 27, 2012
Plan extra time if you're travelling to the SCCA clinic this week as Stage 3 of the Mercer Corridor Project begins today. While Mercer Street is now accommodating three lanes of east- and west-bound traffic, restrictions on Fairview and Valley Streets will impact your trip to the clinic. View recommended routes to the clinic and visit the Seattle Department of Transportation website for more information. 
August 02, 2012

The Seattle Times reports on the positive results of a study for metastatic breast cancer treated with a combination of two estrogen-blocking drugs. The study, co-authored by SCCA's Dr. Julie Gralow, involved nearly 700 women and marks "the first time such improvement in overall survival has been seen in trials of first-line hormonal therapy for hormone-receptive metastatic breast cancer." Read more.

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