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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.

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.

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.

2009-05-29 23:01:00

A pilot study of a new productivity tool developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) shows potential in measuring the impact of mid-level oncology providers in outpatient oncology settings.

2009-05-27 07:29:30

Non-invasive imaging can measure how well patients with the most common form of breast cancer - estrogen receptor positive type - respond to standard aromatase inhibitor therapy after only two weeks and shows similar findings that more invasive needle sampling identifies, according to a poster presentation to be presented at the ASCO annual meeting next week.

2009-05-18 08:00:00

NCCN recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers.

2009-04-29 08:00:00

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) nears the $20 million mark in total funding and enhances its current model to include funding for therapeutics in development as well as those already FDA-approved.

2009-03-17 09:29:00

SEATTLE, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer treatment leaves patients with weakened immune systems.

2009-03-13 13:34:00

New updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma were announced on March 12 at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference.

2009-03-13 08:00:00

Minimally-invasive oncologic surgery procedures can be beneficial, but physicians need to be prudent when recommending the option to their patient according to Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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