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2014-04-07 16:25:44

Largest-ever gift to the Hutch promises to save lives by broadening the application of immunotherapy to lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single...

2014-03-19 16:23:31

- Nationally renowned, Seattle-based Oncologist and Hematologist tapped to head nation's leading patient advocacy organizations - HAMPTON, Va., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) named F. Marc Stewart, MD as Incoming President of the organizations' Board of Directors. As President, Stewart will help both PAF and NPAF build upon their exponential growth and progress in solving health care...

2014-01-27 08:27:54

Trial to evaluate ID-G100 in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Design, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based therapies for cancer and other chronic conditions, today announced treatment of the first patient in a Phase 1 clinical trial of ID-G100 in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/SF87058LOGO)...

2013-09-19 23:34:20

CancerConnect, America’s leading social network for cancer patients and their loved ones, today proudly announced the addition of a new member to its growing team. Jamie Reno, the longtime Newsweek correspondent and three-time survivor of Stage IV cancer, has joined the online network as a consultant, feature writer and patient advocate. Ketchum/Sun Valley, ID (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 CancerConnect, America’s leading social network for cancer patients and their loved ones, today...

2013-09-17 20:21:28

He steps into new role after 20 years at the helm of the Fred Hutch Clinical Research Division SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., a world expert in the research and treatment of blood cancers who for the past two decades has served as senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named executive vice president and deputy director of Fred Hutch. His appointment is effective...

2013-08-12 16:25:58

Cambia Health Foundation awards $697,106 to pilot a new interdisciplinary curriculum SEATTLE, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Palliative care programs are growing across the United States as the demand for this specialized form of medical care increases, creating an equally pressing need for a well-trained workforce that can provide high quality care. One such training program is about to get underway at the University of Washington, thanks to a grant from the Cambia Health Foundation....

2013-06-05 08:26:52

SEATTLE, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage people of all ages to add one thing to their daily routine to improve their health, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and Whole Foods Market launched a new partnership with C89.5, Nathan Hale High School's student-run radio station. The "Do One Thing" campaign spotlights student-generated messages about the importance of little steps towards a healthier lifestyle and extends across radio, social media, and events. Through...

2013-04-11 13:03:56

Study details SCCA's plan to honor both patients' wishes and voters' mandate By the end of 2011, most of the 255 Washington residents who received a prescription for lethal medication to end their lives under the state's Death with Dignity Act had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Of those, 40 were patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, part of the Pacific Northwest's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Because several states are considering...

2013-03-26 20:22:24

EvergreenHealth and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Announce Grand Opening of Halvorson Cancer Center KIRKLAND, Wash., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) today announced the grand opening of Halvorson Cancer Center, a bold collaboration that brings national-quality cancer care to patients, families and the greater community. Located on the EvergreenHealth campus in Kirkland, Wash., the new 26,000 square-foot state-of-the-art center...

2013-03-25 16:24:50

SEATTLE, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program and its directors, K. Scott Baker, M.D. and Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., have been selected to lead a nationwide study that aims to improve long-term health outcomes for cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 39. Under way this spring, the study will involve the Livestrong Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, a collaborative research group of seven National Cancer...