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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Named Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality


Today Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was recognized as a ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in its 2014 Healthcare Equality Index. The annual survey encourages equal care for LGBT Americans, and recognizes health care institutions doing the best work. SCCA earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.  

NEW 10-16-2014 Leaders-in-LGBT-Healthcare-Equality-Press-Release-SCCA-FINAL.pdf (80kb)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Welcomes New Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations, Angelique L. Richard, PhD, RN


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is proud to announce the addition of Angelique L. Richard, PhD, RN. She joins SCCA as Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations, bringing nearly 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. In her new role, she will lead patient care delivery, ensure staff accountability for providing a patient-centered clinical practice environment, and oversee general clinical quality and patient safety.  

09-04-2014 Angelique-L-Richard-New-Hire-Press-Release-Final.pdf (69kb)

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.   

08-19-2014 Swim-Across-America-Press-Release-FINAL.pdf (77kb)

SCCA Physicians Honored as Top Doctors


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.  

08-06-2014 SCCA-Top-Doctors-Press-Release-2014.pdf (89kb)

Growing a Healthcare Workforce One Young Woman at a Time


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.  

07-31-2014 YWCA-GirlsFirst-Press-Release-72914.pdf (72kb)

SCCA Medical and Radiation Oncology Expands at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital


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.  

06-19-2014 SCCA Medical and Radiation Oncology Expands at UW Medicine’s Northwest Hospital (72kb)

Spokane Valley Cancer Center Joins SCCA Network


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.  

05-28-2014 Spokane Valley Cancer Center Joins SCCA Network (145kb)

Lung Cancer Screening Program Expands to Offer Early Detection for High-Risk Construction Workers


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.  

05-08-2014 Lung Cancer Screening Program Expands to Offer Early Detection for High-Risk Construction Workers (57kb)

Mobile App Encourages People to Form Healthier Habits One Step at a Time


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.  

05-05-2014 Mobile App Encourages People to Form Healthier Habits One Step at a Time (70kb)

Looks Really Can Kill You


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.   

05-01-2014 Looks Really Can Kill You (49kb)

Proton Therapy Provides Innovative Treatment Options for Head and Neck Cancer


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.  

04-23-2014 Proton Therapy Provides Innovative Treatment Options for Head and Neck Cancer (58kb)

Bend Memorial Clinic Joins Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Affiliate Network


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.   

04-04-2014 Bend Memorial Clinic Joins SCCA Affiliate Network (91kb)

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?  

03-11-2014 Screening Can Prevent More Than 90 Percent of Colon Cancer Cases. So Why Are Only 63 Percent of Amer (77kb)
Related Diseases: Colon Cancer

Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA Recognized For Its One-Year Survival Rates


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.   

03-06-2014 Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA Recognized For Its One-Year Survival Rates (76kb)

Fred Hutch, SCCA researchers receive Leaders in Health Care Awards


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.  

02-25-2014 Fred Hutch, SCCA researchers receive Leaders in Health Care Awards (71kb)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Encourages Adopting Simple Cancer Prevention Tactics


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.  

02-13-2014 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Encourages Adopting Simple Cancer Prevention Tactics (78kb)

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.  

01-29-2014 SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center Appoints Dr. Ramesh Rengan as Medical Director (184kb)

Region’s First Proton Therapy Center Helps 100 Patients in the Fight Against Cancer


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.   

01-23-2014 SCCA-Proton-Therapy-Graduation-Milestone-01-23-14.pdf (251kb)

SCCA Shares Simplified Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening Guidelines


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.   

01-02-2014 SCCA Shares Simplified Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening Guidelines (79kb)


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