For Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Director of Nursing Research, Education and Practice, a lifetime of continuing education and elevating the work of fellow nurses and physicians has helped define her career. Now, the American Academy of Nursing has put her in the spotlight, naming Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN, an Academy Fellow.
A new study coauthored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Director of Surgery, Dr. David Byrd, shows strong evidence that removing key sentinel lymph nodes leads to the same long-term survival for most patients diagnosed with early stage melanoma as fully removing additional lymph nodes. Removing only sentinel lymph nodes provides better outcomes and less post-treatment complications.
Debbie Berg, an IT Project Manager, had been working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for just four months when her world was turned upside-down with a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Debbie started at SCCA as a contractor in April of 2010 and decided to go in for a routine physical in July after being officially hired as a full-time employee.