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Obesity Tops Cancer As Biggest Health Concern In SCCA Survey

Puget Sound-area adults are much more knowledgeable about cancer than they were a decade ago. However, when asked to choose which health issue they feel is of most concern in the U.S. today and 10 years from now, respondents overwhelmingly chose obesity over cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and aging. Those are some of the key results of a survey commissioned by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  

Shine Opens

09-15-2011 SCCA Opens Shine (46kb)
"Shine,” a unique store for cancer patients no matter where they receive their care, has opened in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Owned and operated by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the 2,000-square-foot store includes breast prosthetics and bras, hair alternatives, certified mastectomy and compression fittings, skin care products and complimentary head shaves.

PET Scans Confirm Effectiveness of Estrogen-blocking Drugs in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

For the first time, researchers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have demonstrated the feasibility of using serial positron emission tomography (PET) scans to confirm the relative effectiveness of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The results of the research are published online in Clinical Cancer Research  

08-19-2011 Linden FES PET Study (42kb)

Promising Breast Cancer Vaccine Trial for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

Now enrolling patients with HER2-positive breast cancer for a study using a HER2 vaccination with Ampligen as an adjuvant (substance added to a cancer vaccine to boost its effectiveness).  

08-03-2011 Ampligen Press Release (39kb)
SCCA Ampligen trial press release
Related Diseases: Breast Cancer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Welcomes Group Health Medical Centers

Group Health Medical Centers has joined Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network to become its 10th affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation focuses on expanding access to cancer treatment options and helping foster advances in cancer care.  

05-18-2011 SCCA Welcomes Group Health Medical Centers (28kb)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Procure Break Ground On Northwest’s First Proton Therapy Center to Treat Cancer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, together with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc., today held its ceremonial groundbreaking on a new proton therapy center in north Seattle that will provide a first-of-its-kind treatment option for cancer patients throughout the Northwest. When it opens in early 2013 on the campus of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, the 60,000-square-foot facility will be among only a handful of centers in the nation to offer proton therapy.  

03-22-2011 SCCA and Procure Break Ground on Proton Center (121kb)

SCCA Radiation Oncology at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance announced today that it has opened a new radiation oncology center at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. The new service is located in Suite G-16 of the hospital’s Medical Office Building at 1560 N. 115th St. in Seattle.  
Related Diseases: Radiation Oncology

SCCA Marks Its 10th Anniversary

SEATTLE – “Ten years. Thousands of lives saved.” Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is using this tagline to help celebrate its official 10th anniversary. It was in January 2001 that SCCA – the patient care arm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s – opened its new outpatient building and headquarters on Lake Union. The result today is the Pacific Northwest’s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center.  

01-26-2011 SCCA Marks Its 10th Anniversary (77kb)

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