SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's form the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest. This group of organizations is one of the top-funded cancer centers in the country.
In 2011, over 300 oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and many other clinicians treated over 5,500 patients for many types of cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer. SCCA patients have access to the latest cancer treatments including stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, gene therapy, high-dose chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and other specialized therapies. SCCA patients may be seen at the SCCA outpatient clinics at Lake Union, UW Medical Center, EvergreenHealth, and Northwest Hospital. Pediatric patients may be seen at the SCCA outpatient clinic and Seattle Children’s. If overnight hospital stays are necessary, adult patients go to UWMC and pediatric patients go to Seattle Children’s.
Last year the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA performed over 500 bone marrow transplants. In 2008, the program was ranked first in outcomes in a five-year study by the National Bone Marrow Donor Program that measured one-year survival rates of patients among 122 transplant centers in the United States.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s in one world-class treatment center. SCCA was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that includes the cancer programs of the three partners. Each partner has equal ownership of SCCA. Dr. Fred Appelbaum is the Executive Director of SCCA. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.
We continually strive to provide the highest level of quality patient care. SCCA holds accreditations and licenses from several agencies, including The Joint Commission and the Washington State Department of Health.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment provides an overview of the impact of cancer in Washington State.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 2012 Annual Report
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 2011 Annual Report