Even though Sean Cryan was born with a blood disorder called thrombocytopathia-A, he never imagined that his 12-year-old daughter, Louisa, would be diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and that a few years later he would be diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease that often leads to AML.
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.
Conner Opie will be participating in the 12th Annual Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Dragonslayer Walk in Seattle this Saturday. Conner, diagnosed with Stage 3 Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, met with SCCA and shared his story. Like every boy my age, I spent my days running around and playing soccer. Then the pain started.