Latest Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Stories

2014-06-13 12:24:51

Boeing is first employer to sign on with the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network SEATTLE, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UW Medicine announced today that it has formed an accountable care network with other healthcare organizations in Puget Sound and has entered into an agreement to offer healthcare services to certain employees of Boeing beginning in January, 2015. "This is a very exciting time for UW Medicine," said UW Medicine CEO Paul Ramsey, M.D. "Working with a large employer...

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...

2013-04-11 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...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.