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Dr. V.K. Gadi

Dr. V.K. Gadi

Dr. Gadi is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for women with breast cancer. In this video, Dr. Gadi outlines some of the qualities that makes SCCA unique. The true value at SCCA is research. We integrate new ideas and new ways of thinking about old problems and build on old tools to come up with better outcomes for our patients. To make meaningful impacts on cancer treatment, scientists and physicians are needed. SCCA provides a level of cooperation between researchers and physicians taking care of patients that's not possible at a lot of places. Our multi-disciplinary approach means that all doctors and physicians involved in patient treatment meet to discuss every case and then meet with the patient on that same day.

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Dr. Ben Anderson

Dr. Ben Anderson is a surgical oncologist who treats women with breast cancer. In this video Dr. Anderson discusses SCCA's multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. Everyone at SCCA is able to specialize, making everyone at the SCCA Breast Health Clinic ?super breast specialists? and not just cancer specialists. The SCCA is the academic leader in breast health for the Pacific Northwest. Our advantage at SCCA is our multidisciplinary team. Our surgeons, physicians, nurses and staff work together in an integrated way that minimizes the chance of missing disease. Oncoplastic surgery is where we combine techniques used by plastic surgeons for breast lifts and breast cosmesis with cancer surgery. Together, our team has developed cutting edge techniques for working together in the same operating suite, ideal for patients looking to cure their disease and maintain their body image.

Dr. David Byrd

Dr. David Byrd is a UW professor of surgery, the section chief of surgical oncology. In this video, he talks about how he focuses on the patient. Dr. Byrd understands the impact on patient lives when given a cancer diagnosis. Everything at SCCA has the patient in mind. From the moment a patient walks into the building, SCCA's treatment teams are there to support patient goals, including follow up plans and survivorship plans. SCCA personalizes treatment plans by taking what is known at an evidence-based level and tailoring it to patient goals.

Dr. Janice Kim

Dr. Janice Kim is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating breast cancer. In this video she discusses radiation treatment at SCCA. We know from studies that after surgery there are microscopic cells left behind. Radiation eradicates those cells and reduces the risk of reoccurrence. Our treatment process is designed to be effective and still have minimal impact to the patient. Most of our patients maintain active lifestyles throughout their treatment. The SCCA multi disciplinary approach means that all your treatments are done at one facility making treatment much more convenient for our patients. We take a group approach to reviewing all patient pathology and imaging. The patient team reviews each case weekly to coordinate findings and treatment efforts. Having our entire team under one roof streamlines communication with the team and patient.

Dr. Julie Gralow

Dr. Julie Gralow is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating women with breast cancer. In this video she describes SCCA's approach to patient care. According to Dr. Gralow, SCCA understands that you can?t treat patients without taking the time. Because we have so much to offer in terms of education, research and the best clinical tools, we are able to give the patient everything she needs. Patients that seek us out really want to be an active participant in their care and we strive to make them a full-time member of the team. We also want to be there to care for the whole family. You need your whole team behind you and that includes your family support team. We understand that each patient is variable and comes with her own unique background and genetics. We take all her life circumstances, genetics and genetics of the tumor and create an individualized treatment plan that is more specific and less toxic for our patients.