At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), our sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. To deepen our commitment to delivering the highest-quality, most advanced cancer care we have evolved our structure and partnerships to create the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. This unified adult cancer care and research center brings together Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center into a single, independent, nonprofit organization that is also a clinically integrated part of UW Medicine and UW Medicine’s cancer program.
What this means for your care
- We expect these changes will have minimal immediate impact on you or your loved ones, and the superior care you have come to expect from us will continue uninterrupted. For example, there will be no changes to your doctor or care team as part of this transition. Over the longer term, this update to our structure will enable us to improve patients’ care experiences and increase integration across your care team.
- As a unified organization, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center will accelerate the development, evaluation, and use of new cancer discoveries and treatments and will offer patients greater access to clinical trials, bringing research and clinical care closer together.
The unified organization will focus on integrating teams and operations over the coming weeks and months. A new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center brand will be introduced later this year, and SCCA’s eight clinical care sites will eventually be rebranded as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center sites. Until then, you will continue to see the SCCA name and logo.
During the transition and afterward, high-quality patient care, research and operations will continue uninterrupted. UW Medicine physicians will provide cancer care to their current and future patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and University of Washington Medical Center. Seattle Children's, an original SCCA alliance partner, will work in close partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center to advance breakthroughs in adult and pediatric oncology.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is proud to be recognized as the top cancer hospital in the Pacific Northwest for more than 10 years by U.S. News & World Report.
SCCA combines innovative research with exceptional care. We provide state-of-the-art, patient- and family-centered care; run hundreds of clinical trials that advance the standard of care; support education; and enhance access to improved cancer interventions.
Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Washington state. SCCA has eight treatment centers in the greater Seattle region encompassing hematology/medical oncology, radiation oncology and infusion services, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states.
Important facts about care at SCCA
- One of the nation’s top-ranked cancer centers — U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked SCCA as a top cancer hospital, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated SCCA as one of only 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country — and the only one in Washington state.
- Higher survival rates for nearly every kind of cancer — Patients come from around the world to receive their care at SCCA because our people are pioneers in the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. We combine leading-edge research with exceptional clinical care to offer the best chance of success.
- More state-of-the-art therapies than any other medical center in Washington state — Excellent cancer care is our sole focus. We offer more state-of-the-art therapies than any other medical center in the state of Washington.
- Specialized treatment plans for your particular cancer — A talented and compassionate multi-disciplinary team of specialists works together to create a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan designed specifically for you.
- More groundbreaking clinical trials than any other medical center in the Northwest — SCCA has more than 300 active clinical trials, or research studies, with more than 125 new clinical trials initiated every year. These trials lead directly to improvements in cancer care by assessing the potential of hopeful new treatments.
- Commitment to your mental, physical and spiritual well-being — Our care teams include nutritionists, social workers, therapists, spiritual health clinicians, and natural medicine specialists who will work side-by-side with you and your loved ones to ensure your quality of life is the best it can be before, during and after treatment.
Helpful information for patients
Contact us directly with our online form if you have a question or would like more information.
Our patients have several choices on where to receive their care within the Puget Sound area. You can be seen at one of our SCCA clinics or one of our community sites.
When you come to SCCA for cancer treatment, you will be cared for by a team of specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, fellows and advanced practice providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Find a provider in our directory.
At SCCA, one of our greatest strengths is our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. You do not need a referral from your physician to join one of our multidisciplinary programs, and anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer can have a consultation at SCCA.
Learn more about SCCA
Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of values — operating principles — in everything we do. Together.
SCCA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation governed by an 18-member board of directors. Meet our board as well as our executive management team.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Network Program connects community-based physicians with the latest cancer research and treatment options from our world-renowned physicians, scientists, nurses, counselors and more.
Across SCCA, we are working hard to end health disparities within our patient population. Together, we can identify, address and eliminate health inequities, unlocking better care for our patients, their families and our community as a whole.
Every day, we strive to offer health care and treatment that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. Our commitment has earned us The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, an accreditation that serves as the gold standard of health care in the U.S. and the global community.
SCCA offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, a diverse and dynamic work environment and an opportunity to make a difference.
Learn more about the accreditations and licenses SCCA holds.
SCCA houses several laboratories which support clinical treatment not only at SCCA and its parent organizations, but also at local, regional and national health care facilities.
SCCA seeks to advance the standard of care, both through innovation and the quality of our patient care.View our annual reports, including nursing annual reports.
By engaging with our community, through partnerships with local organizations, education and prevention programs for community members and financial assistance for our patients who need support, SCCA aims to make our care and expertise accessible to the broader population.
The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day, wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve and throughout their careers.
You can contribute to fulfilling our purpose of fully caring for our patients and their families when you become involved with SCCA. Learn about volunteer opportunities, donations and other ways to help.
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