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SCCA News

  The latest news and information about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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June 06, 2012
Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer. SCCA's Daniel Lin, MD, disagrees with the Task Force's recommendation, and says that PSA screening, while not perfect, has its place. Dr. Lin was recently interviewed about PSA screening on Patient Power. Watch the interview here.
May 30, 2012
If you've ever smoked, consider SCCA's Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Clinic. Mike Dudley did and is breathing easier today. A former smoker, Mike got a low-dose CT scan to screen for lung cancer and received good news. Read more.
May 16, 2012
In an op-ed in The Wenatchee World, SCCA patient Karen Allen speaks out about the importance of government-funded research in the battle against cancer. Allen, who is in a clinical trial here at SCCA, was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008.
May 15, 2012
Qualis Health presented Quality Awards of Excellence at the 2012 Northwest Patient Safety Conference at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. SCCA won an Innovation award for Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Infection Control for Construction, Remodel and Maintenance Policy in an Ambulatory Oncology Setting.
May 08, 2012
Dr. Pillarisetty specializes in pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. In this videohe talks about the coming improvements in treating pancreatic cancer, including better surgical techniques and immunotherapy. Watch video
May 01, 2012
Every day, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance turns cancer patients into cancer survivors. But it’s best not to become a cancer patient at all. Learn about the six ways you can reduce your risk of cancer. And during the month of May, check out the SCCA blog for even more cancer prevention tips.

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