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Adding the monoclonal antibody Avastin to Taxol when initially treating metastatic breast cancer doubled progression-free survival and response rates, but not overall survival, compared to treating patients with Taxol alone, according to a study to be published in the Dec. 26 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Murray Leads Delegation in securing $2.1 million for proton therapy center Leading-edge radiation treatment facility will be Pacific Northwest’s first
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has received $2.1 million in federal funding to help develop a state-of-the-art proton-beam therapy center. Proton therapy uses an external beam of precisely-targeted, high-energy protons. It is considered one of the major advances in radiation therapy to treat cancerous tumors. There are only five full-scale proton beam centers currently operating in the United States, and the closest to Seattle is in southern California.
Capital Medical Center in Olympia has become the fourth community hospital in Washington to join the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network.
Dr. Constance D. Lehman and Dr. Barbara Goff to Receive Health Breakthrough Awards from Ladies’ Home Journal
Two of nine honorees are from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance & University of Washington, recognized for their work in early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.
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