When Bill Eberhart relocated to Sequim, Wash., from Hawaii, several years ago, he needed to find new doctors. Eberhart made an appointment with a new primary care provider, who asked if he was a smoker. “I used to be,” Eberhart responded, “but I haven’t smoked in over five years.” Still, when the doctor heard that Eberhart, 71, had smoked for more than 40 years before that, he immediately recommended lung cancer screening.
We opened our first outpatient clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood 20 years ago to lead the world in translating scientific discovery into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer so that our patients can live longer, healthier lives.
It's the same vision that inspires our work today.
SCCA brings together the skilled providers and scientists of our alliance partners, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine, to combine leading-edge research with exceptional clinical care for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
It's important for our patients to be connected to resources and have access to their care team. As of March 27, MyChart is SCCA's new patient portal. Patients will have access to communicate with their care team, view their medical records and other resources.
Our patients' health and safety are our top priorities. We have thorough safety measures in place to protect you, your caregivers and our staff. Please visit our vaccine page for important updates about vaccine availability and scheduling.
Starting on December 6, we will require that all visitors accompanying patients to any SCCA clinic location provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within the past 72 hours. Please note, patients do not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
The goal of this new policy is to make our health care locations safer for our patients, who may have limited responses to vaccines or may not be eligible to be vaccinated due to their ongoing treatment.
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Whether it is before, during or after your treatment, we have services and support for you and your family no matter what stage you are in.
Read stories about our patients, their caregivers and providers.
In 2016, Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar was in a unique position. As a primary care physician (PCP) at University of Washington Medicine, he knew he needed to act quickly when he started experiencing ongoing and worsening shortness of breath. An X-ray showed that his lungs were full of fluid, and a pathology report confirmed what he had already started to suspect: lung cancer. Within a month of his diagnosis, he was taking a targeted oral treatment, an option he was eligible for due to the ALK (Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase) gene found during his initial testing.
As the owner of a steel fabrication company, Cade Marshall gets dozens of requests for quotes every day. When he spotted one from GLY, the contractor for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new clinic building, he called the contractor with a simple message: “I owe everything to SCCA,” he told them. “What do I need to do to make this happen?”
In the spring of 2012, Maria Pearson was grooming one of her horses when he tossed his head to dispel flies and knocked Pearson in the chest, causing her left breast to swell up. A few months later, she fell off that same horse, broke her hand and tore her rotator cuff. It was a rough few months, to say the least.
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Nearly 90 SCCA physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners recognized for excellence in patient care.
MyChart is SCCA's new patient portal, as of March 27. Patients will have access to communicate with their care team, view their medical records and other resources.
The King County Board of Health recently passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. SCCA is committed to doing the work required to addressing institutional and systemic racism in health and cancer care.
UW Medicine urologists with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) possess a mechanism that makes the tumors glow bright pink – all the better to see them.