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ASH Honors Rainer Storb with Mentor Award and Instates Janis Abkowitz as President


American Society of Hematology honors physician-scientist Rainer Storb with Mentor Award and instates Janis Abkowitz as President.  

12-10-2012 ASH Honors Rainer Storb with Mentor Award and Instates Janis Abkowitz as President (94kb)

Shop for a Cause at Shine


Shine will be participating in “Fa La La Friday’s,” where merchandise will be reduced by 20 percent on Fridays in December. Products include clothing options, a variety of books, jewelry, magazines, greeting cards and sundries. Proceeds from purchases will go supporting unique patient programs at SCCA.  

11-29-2012 Shop for a Cause at Shine (77kb)

Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives


Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in the United States, despite the fact it is largely preventable. For people at high risk of developing lung cancer, such as current or former longtime smokers, screening for the disease with low-dose CT scans is now a viable option that has been shown to significantly reduce mortality rates.  

11-08-2012 Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives (46kb)

Ultrasound Is Better Detecting Cancer in Women Under 40


A research study led by SCCA's Dr. Constance Lehman found that ultrasound has a far higher sensitivity for cancer detection than mammography for women between the ages of 30 to 39 who have symptoms of possible breast cancer  

10-22-2012 Breast-Cancer-Detection-for-Women-Under-40 (136kb)

When it comes to treating breast cancer, ‘doing less does more’ October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Oncologists and researchers 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.  

10-08-2012 Doing Less Does More For Breast Cancer (64kb)

Three SCCA Network Member Hospitals to Join New Collaborative Research Project


Three community hospitals in Washington and Montana that are members of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network are among the first sites qualified by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to join the NCCN’s new Affiliate Research Project.  

07-12-2012 Three Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network Member Hospitals to Join New Collaborative Research Proje (83kb)

CT Scan for High Risk Patients


Middle-aged and older current and former longtime, heavy smokers – a group at high risk of lung cancer –can now be screened to detect possible early signs of the disease through a new program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that uses a type of low-dose CT scan called helical computed tomography.  

04-19-2012 CT Scan for High Risk Patients (49kb)
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

Five-Year Survival Rates Of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patients Are Highest Among Most Cancer Programs Nationwide


Five-year survival rates among patients treated by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for eight types of cancer are higher than for patients treated at other academic medical centers, as well as large and small community cancer centers nationwide, according to data compiled by the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).  

02-02-2012 Five-Year Survival Rates Of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Patients (86kb)

Columbia Basin Hematology Oncology joins the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Columbia Basin Hematology Oncology, a medical practice specializing in cancer and blood diseases based in the Tri Cities, has joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network. The network provides a structured program for supporting community-based oncology services such as continuing medical education, access to clinical trials for local patients through qualified community researchers and patient management collaboration.  

01-10-2012 Columbia Basin Hematology Oncology joins the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (49kb)


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