Jamie Froman had been suffering stomach pains for six months when his physician sent him for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. The endoscopy revealed duodenal cancer, an aggressive form of colorectal cancer — yet a routine colonoscopy at age 40 had showed no signs of trouble. “It was metastatic from the get-go, so that was a big shock,” he says.
Dr. Nancy Davidson, a world-renowned physician-scientist in cancer biology and treatment, begins her new role as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's president and executive director, effective today. The following story highlights her many accomplishments and one she's most proud: providing quality care to people with cancer. For Dr. Nancy Davidson, the spark that ignited a career was, at first, just a summer job.
You’ll notice a new friendly face at the Patient and Family Resource Center. It's Erin Paschall, our new Resource Center coordinator. And, she’s no stranger to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as she previously worked in patient intake as a patient care coordinator. We recently took some time to get to know her and learn more about what the resource center has to offer. What is your role as the resource center coordinator? My job is to help patients and families find any information that they are looking for, whether we have it in our library or helping them find something through websites, like the American Cancer Society or the NIH, because finding them credible information is important.