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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.
SCCA Welcomes New Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr. William P. Hammond
– 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.
SCCA Leads Nation in Innovative Lung Cancer Treatment Options
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.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Recognized as Non-Profit of the Year by South Lake Union Chamber of Com
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is proud to announce the recent hiring of two expert hematologists. Dr. David A. Garcia and Dr. Stephen Douglas Smith.
SCCA Welcomes Two Additional Hematology Experts
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.
SCCA Invites Men to Grow a ‘Mo’ for Movember
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.
SCCA Answers Call for Simplified Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
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.
Tri-Cities Cancer Center Joins Affiliate Network
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.
Olympic Swimmers and Cancer Survivors Make Waves in Lake Washington for Swim Across America
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.
SCCA Physicians Recognized As Top Doctors
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.
SCCA Recognized as National Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
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.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Names New Associate Medical Director
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.
Nathan Hale Teams up with SCCA and Whole Foods to Do One Thing
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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