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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.
Six Steps to Preventing Skin Cancer
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.
SCCA's Dr. Ben Anderson Honored
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.
Transplants for Minority Patients
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.
How SCCA implemented Washington’s Death with Dignity Act
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.
New Halvorson Cancer Center Increases Access to Breakthrough Treatments
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.
Breakthrough Gene Sequencing Test Improves Detection and Treatment of Cancer
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.
FHCRC and SCCA Honored for Leadership and Innovation in Health Care
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
Region’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens in Seattle
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.
SCCA Unveils Steps to Ensure a Healthy Life in Honor of National Cancer Prevention Month
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.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – Vaccinate Your Child against HPV
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