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Latest Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Stories

2009-10-30 10:28:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet Oncology this week published six cancer treatment guideline papers aimed at the resource-diverse nations of Asia, it used as its model the economic template developed by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It was an important affirmation that the BHGI's unique resource-stratification approach to cancer treatment guidelines for low- and...

2009-10-26 16:04:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the strengths of two institutions separated by nearly 9,000 miles over two continents - both renowned in their work in the fight against cancer - the United States Agency for International Development has awarded a $500,000 grant to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to aid in the construction of the first American cancer clinic and medical-training facility in Africa. "This is the first true collaboration between an African and a U.S....

2009-10-20 19:10:07

Treatment can take place in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients is very common, and has debilitating effects on their quality of life both during and after treatment. University of Washington (UW) researchers are showing that there are ways to better this situation. "Little is known about the optimal approach to treating depression in this population, and...

2009-10-19 07:31:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting adults. Noteworthy updates include the incorporation of risk stratification based on white blood cell count, the alternative to use cord blood in allogeneic stem cell transplants, and new treatment options for adults over the age of 60 with AML FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-10-09 14:52:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...

2009-10-05 12:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...

2009-10-01 10:38:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health. Unfortunately, many women over age 40 do not get the annual exams. Recent studies show that nationally the percentage of women over 40 who get annual mammograms has fallen below 70 percent. That's why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, University Village, and glassybaby are sponsoring the first annual Make a...

2009-09-17 17:18:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, a 281-bed full service acute care hospital, will expand its program agreement with UW Medicine to become an integral part of the UW Medicine health system. The University of Washington Board of Regents endorsed the expanded affiliation agreement at its Sept. 17 meeting. When the final documents are completed, Northwest Hospital will become the newest entity of UW Medicine, joining the current six entities...

2009-09-17 14:45:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCCA House, an 80-unit patient housing facility for cancer patients and their families and caregivers, was dedicated today during ceremonies at its South Lake Union location. The facility is the second such "home away from home" building that is operated by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Rooms are scheduled to be available to SCCA patients by the end of the month. The SCCA House will serve patients visiting general oncology clinics and post-stem...

2009-07-22 07:00:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is developing a methodology for the evaluation and application of the Comparative Effectiveness of health care technologies in cancer care. This work will culminate with the NCCN National Policy Summit on Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Care to be held in December 2009 FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers...