Ellen Chuang, MD
Like many families, I’ve lost relatives to cancer. Those experiences have helped me to empathize with what my patients are going through. I do my best to communicate with them, listen to them and show compassion during this very difficult time. I have a strong connection with my patients. I try to understand their values and preferences, and together, we come up with the best plan for them.
Early in my career I was a basic science researcher. I was drawn to breast cancer because it was really one of the first diseases where life-saving therapies were developed based on the science. I wanted to be able to administer those therapies and help give people their lives back. While cancer treatment is complex, it doesn't always follow an algorithm. At SCCA we provide a patient with the most up to date, nuanced care plan with the goal of achieving the best outcomes.
Specialty: Medical Oncology
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.
Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.
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SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.