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SCCA Welcomes New Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr. William P. Hammond


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and UW Medicine are pleased to announce that UW Physician Dr. William P. Hammond will join the SCCA oncology program based on UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus.   

11-27-2013 SCCA Welcomes New Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr. William P. Hammond (72kb)

SCCA Leads Nation in Innovative Lung Cancer Treatment Options


– Lung cancer steals more lives each year than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) experts are dedicated to reducing this alarming statistic by developing and offering breakthrough diagnostic tests and treatment options to patients through clinical trials.  

11-25-2013 SCCA Leads Nation in Innovative Lung Cancer Treatment Options (96kb)
Related Diseases: Lung Cancer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Recognized as Non-Profit of the Year by South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and its specialty gift and oncology services store, Shine, were recently recognized by the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the community. SCCA was honored as Non-Profit of the Year for offering outstanding benefits and contributions to the community and for providing a much-needed service with a measureable outcome of results.  

11-25-2013 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Recognized as Non-Profit of the Year by South Lake Union Chamber of Com (54kb)

SCCA Welcomes Two Additional Hematology Experts


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is proud to announce the recent hiring of two expert hematologists. Dr. David A. Garcia and Dr. Stephen Douglas Smith.  

11-25-2013 SCCA Welcomes Two Additional Hematology Experts (70kb)

SCCA Invites Men to Grow a ‘Mo’ for Movember


According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in six men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) urologic oncologist, Dr. Jonathan Wright aims to change this grim statistic and started a local team, MoDawgs to participate in the international Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.  

10-29-2013 SCCA Invites Men to Grow a ‘Mo’ for Movember (82kb)

SCCA Answers Call for Simplified Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines


Following recent debate over screening among the medical community, world-renowned breast cancer experts at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) recognized the need for simple answers for women confused about detection methods. SCCA’s doctors have answered the call and developed clear guidelines to simplify recommendations from the American Cancer Society on breast cancer prevention and screening.   

10-15-2013 SCCA Answers Call for Simplified Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines (83kb)

Tri-Cities Cancer Center Joins Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Affiliate Network


Tri-Cities Cancer Center has joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Network to become its ninth affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation will expand local access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care.  

10-03-2013 Tri-Cities Cancer Center Joins Affiliate Network (129kb)

Olympic Swimmers and Cancer Survivors Team Up to Make Waves in Lake Washington for Swim Across America


Swim Across America, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, will hold its fifth-annual Swim Across America – Seattle Open Water Swim. The charity event will take place Saturday, September 7, and is a rare opportunity for Seattle-area swimmers to help in the fight against cancer by taking the plunge into Lake Washington alongside past members of the US Olympic Swim Team.  

08-08-2013 Olympic Swimmers and Cancer Survivors Make Waves in Lake Washington for Swim Across America (72kb)

SCCA Physicians Recognized As Top Doctors


SCCA doctors were recently honored by a judging panel of their peers for providing outstanding cancer care. In the annual Top Doctors lists announced by Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine, 27 SCCA physicians were recognized as top-performing medical practitioners in the Puget Sound region.  

07-23-2013 SCCA Physicians Recognized As Top Doctors (85kb)

SCCA Recognized as National Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality


Today the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organization, recognized Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and UW Medicine’s four hospitals and as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013.  

07-11-2013 SCCA Recognized as National Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality (100kb)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Names New Associate Medical Director


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, has recruited two expert radiation oncologists from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramesh Rengan joins SCCA Proton Therapy as the new associate medical director and Dr. Smith “Jim” Apisarnthanarax as a practicing radiation oncologist.  

06-11-2013 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Names New Associate Medical Director (84kb)

Nathan Hale Teams up with SCCA and Whole Foods to Do One Thing


In an effort to encourage people of all ages to add one thing to their daily routine to improve their health, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and Whole Foods Market launched a new partnership with C89.5, Nathan Hale High School’s student run radio station. The “Do One Thing” campaign spotlights student generated messages about the importance of little steps towards a healthier lifestyle and extends across radio, social media, and events.  

06-05-2013 Nathan Hale Teams up with SCCA and Whole Foods to Do One Thing (95kb)

Six Steps to Preventing Skin Cancer


According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 82,770 Americans will be diagnosed this year with skin cancer, including melanoma. When left untreated, melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, accounting for more than 9,000 of the 12,000-plus skin cancer deaths each year. In observance of May’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has provided tips for prevention and early detection.  

05-01-2013 Six Steps to Preventing Skin Cancer (77kb)
Related Diseases: Melanoma

SCCA's Dr. Ben Anderson Honored


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Benjamin O. Anderson M.D., was recently recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) for his commitment to improving breast cancer treatment and quality of life at home and around the world.  

04-19-2013 SCCA's Dr. Ben Anderson Honored (147kb)

Fred Hutchinson Transplant Program Pioneers Treatment Options for Minority Patients


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is working with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to pioneer new lifesaving transplant procedures to reduce the need for matching bone marrow donors by providing bone marrow or blood stem cell transplants to patients who would not typically be candidates due to lack of a matching donor.  

04-18-2013 Transplants for Minority Patients (170kb)

How SCCA Implemented Washington’s Death with Dignity Act


By the end of 2011, most of the 255 Washington residents who received a prescription for lethal medication to end their lives under the state’s Death with Dignity Act had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Of those, 40 were patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, part of the Pacific Northwest’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

04-10-2013 How SCCA implemented Washington’s Death with Dignity Act (91kb)

New Halvorson Cancer Center Increases Access to Breakthrough Treatments


EvergreenHealth and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance today announced the grand opening of Halvorson Cancer Center, a bold collaboration that brings national-quality cancer care to patients, families and the greater community.  

03-29-2013 New Halvorson Cancer Center Increases Access to Breakthrough Treatments (150kb)

Breakthrough Gene Sequencing Test Improves Detection and Treatment of Cancer


The University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance introduce new UW-OncoPlex test to detect and treat cancers based on genes unique to each patient.  

03-13-2013 Breakthrough Gene Sequencing Test Improves Detection and Treatment of Cancer (80kb)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Honored for Leadership and Innovation in Health Care


Last week, SCCA’s Dr. Rainer Storb was awarded the 2013 Leaders in Health Care Award for Medical Research, sponsored by Seattle Business Magazine. SCCA had several other leaders recognized by Seattle Business Magazine, including Dr. Tony Back, who won a Silver Award for Health Care Practitioner; Dr. Paul O’Donnell, who won a Silver Award for Medical Research; and Norm Hubbard, who won a Silver Award for Health Care Executive.  

03-12-2013 FHCRC and SCCA Honored for Leadership and Innovation in Health Care (78kb)

Region’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens in Seattle


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, provides adult and pediatric cancer patients with next-generation treatment that minimizes radiation to healthy tissue  

03-07-2013 Region’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens in Seattle (78kb)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Unveils Steps to Ensure a Healthy Life in Honor of National Cancer Prevention Month


Each year more individuals worldwide die from cancer than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined. With research showing that many cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is working to raise awareness of preventive tactics in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month.  

02-25-2013 SCCA Unveils Steps to Ensure a Healthy Life in Honor of National Cancer Prevention Month (97kb)

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – Vaccinate Your Child against HPV


Preventable strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are linked to 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases. Adolescent vaccination dramatically reduces your daughter’s risk of transmitting or contracting cancer-causing HPV in adulthood.  

01-08-2013 Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – Vaccinate Your Child against HPV (91kb)


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