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Olympic Swimmers and Cancer Survivors Unite for the Sixth-Annual Swim Across America Benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Swim Across America (SAA), a non-profit dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention, and treatment through swimming-related events, will host its sixth annual Seattle Open Water Swim on Saturday, September 6. All proceeds from the event will benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and its mission to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) doctors were recently recognized by their colleagues for providing exceptional cancer and patient care. In the annual Top Doctors lists announced by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met, 70 SCCA physicians were recognized as outstanding medical practitioners in the Greater Seattle Area.
Today, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish helped support the educational and career advancement of young women of color through a visit to the SCCA campus.
Patients in north Seattle and north King County communities can receive expert cancer care closer to home from SCCA at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital & Medical Center campus. The new clinic joins SCCA Radiation Oncology, which has provided services at Northwest Hospital for the past several years.
SCCA Medical and Radiation Oncology Expands at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital
Spokane Valley Cancer Center joined the SCCA Network to become its 12th Member in the Northwest this month. This relationship will expand access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care in the greater Spokane community.
Spokane Valley Cancer Center Joins SCCA Network
Today, the Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) expanded their early lung cancer detection program (ELCD) for high risk construction workers in Western Washington. The BTMed program provides CT scans to help screen for early stage lung cancer in people who may have been exposed to hazardous substances while working at the nation's nuclear defense sites. The existing program, which has served at-risk workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Eastern Washington, has already made a meaningful impact through the early detection and timely treatment of several individuals.
Lung Cancer Screening Program Expands to Offer Early Detection for High-Risk Construction Workers
To help people adopt healthier habits that can reduce their risk of developing cancer, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) launched a new mobile app and website, SCCA DoOneThing.org. The campaign encourages people to start by picking one healthy change and doing it every day until it becomes a habit.
Mobile App Encourages People to Form Healthier Habits One Step at a Time
In observance of May’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is focusing on helping teens keep their skin safe this spring with a new infographic.
Looks Really Can Kill You
While many cancers of the head and neck are curable, patients face a number of challenges due to the complex location of these tumors. Physicians are tasked with preserving healthy surrounding structures such as the optic nerves, eyes, brain stem, and spinal cord while also treating a patient’s malignant tumor. SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center provides patients with an advanced and highly precise form of radiation treatment that can help improve tumor control while minimizing the side effects from treatment.
Proton Therapy Provides Innovative Treatment Options for Head and Neck Cancer
Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) has joined the SCCA Network to become its tenth affiliate in the greater Northwest. The affiliation will expand local access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care in Central Oregon.
Bend Memorial Clinic Joins SCCA Affiliate Network
Screening Can Prevent More Than 90 Percent of Colon Cancer Cases. So Why Are Only 63 Percent of Americans Having Colonoscopies?
Colon cancer will take more than 50,000 American lives in 2014 making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet more than 90 percent of colon cancer cases can be prevented by screening. So why have only 63 percent of Americans aged 50 to 75 been screened for colon cancer?
Screening Can Prevent More Than 90 Percent of Colon Cancer Cases. So Why Are Only 63 Percent of Amer
The Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was recently recognized by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) for outperforming its expected one-year survival rate for allogeneic transplant patients.
Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA Recognized For Its One-Year Survival Rates
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) were recognized in several categories of Seattle Business Magazine’s 2014 Leaders in Health Care Awards, including the publication’s Lifetime Achievement Award, given to Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., executive vice president and deputy director of Fred Hutch and president of SCCA.
Fred Hutch, SCCA researchers receive Leaders in Health Care Awards
Despite these encouraging gains, approximately 1.66 million Americans be diagnosed with cancer and more than 585,000 will die from the disease in 2014. Experts at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) are committed to reducing these statistics further through advanced prevention tactics.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Encourages Adopting Simple Cancer Prevention Tactics
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Appoints Dr. Ramesh Rengan as Medical Director
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, has named Dr. Ramesh Rengan as the center’s new medical director. In this role, Dr. Rengan will provide guidance and leadership while overseeing all cancer programs, research, projects and activities within the proton therapy center. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in radiation treatment for lung cancer and melanoma patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Appoints Dr. Ramesh Rengan as Medical Director
Past and present patients, families, friends, staff and physicians of SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center gathered this week to commemorate the milestone of treating 100 adult and pediatric cancer patients.
Alarmingly, more than 200,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and nearly 160,000 people will die of the disease. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer takes more lives each year than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) experts are committed to reducing these lethal statistics and have developed tools to simplify lung cancer prevention and screening recommendations. The Breath of Fresh Air infographic offers guidance on smoking cessation and the Breaking News infographic provides risk factors and screening recommendations for those who believe they are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer.
SCCA Shares Simplified Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening Guidelines
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