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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.  

NEW 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.   

NEW 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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