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20th Anniversary

20 years ago, SCCA was formed with an ambitious vision: 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. Our alliance partners, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine established this guiding principle when we opened our first outpatient clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and it inspires our work today.

That vision has led us to great achievement: 

  • SCCA named the top cancer hospital in the Pacific Northwest for more than 10 years by U.S. News & World Report
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Washington state

That vision will lead us into the future as we work every day to advance the standard of cancer care and expand access to the most effective interventions across our region and beyond. Whether it’s through our nine treatment centers in the greater Seattle region encompassing hematology/medical oncology, radiation oncology and infusion services, through our  Network affiliations with hospitals in five states or through sharing the results on our clinical trials to cancer specialists everywhere. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2021 return to this page to learn more about how Seattle Cancer Care Alliance partners with oncologists, families and individuals to help our patients live longer, healthier lives.