Oncology Sound Byte
Oncology Sound Byte is a podcast designed to offer "byte-sized" audible oncology education from one of the top treatment centers in the nation. Medical professionals can tune in to learn from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center providers about disease-specific advancements and treatment techniques with the collective goal of improving cancer care regionally and beyond.
Chemotherapy and surgery for pancreatic cancer have improved markedly over the past decade. One of the latest advancements is the modified Appleby procedure, a technique that removes two-thirds of the pancreas, the spleen and the celiac axis. This procedure – originally created for locally advanced gastric cancer – gives new options for treatment for a disease that is seeing rapid improvements in outcomes.
Treatment for metastatic kidney cancer is evolving rapidly, as providers move away from performing upfront cytoreductive surgery and navigate a growing number of new therapies and combined drug regimens. SCCA’s Kidney Cancer Multispecialty Clinic (KCMC) offers multidisciplinary consultations and care to help community oncologists and their patients understand and access the latest treatment options.