Latest Swedish Cancer Institute Stories

2014-04-28 20:22:06

Richard Sherman, Swedish donors support new program that combines genomic medicine, supportive care SEATTLE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) today announced its new Personalized Medicine Program that combines advanced medical treatments based on the unique, molecular signature of a patient's cancer with supportive care that is designed to serve each individual's physical and emotional health. "Patients diagnosed with cancer often find themselves...

2011-03-08 15:00:00

SEATTLE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the most advanced tools for precise, radiotherapy-based treatment are now under one roof in Seattle. Swedish Medical Center this month became the first facility in the Pacific Northwest - and one of only a handful in North America - to open a unit that incorporates both CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technologies. The 3,950-square-foot Swedish Radiosurgery Center, formerly known as the Seattle CyberKnife Center, is located on the "A" Level of the...

2011-02-02 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The prospect of dramatically increasing radiation therapy treatment speed using dynamic, arc-based radiation therapy is capturing the imagination of Indian clinicians, if Dr. Vivek Mehta's recent experience is any indication. Dr. Mehta, a radiation oncologist at Swedish Cancer Institute (Seattle, Wash., USA) gave three lectures on Elekta VMAT at the 32nd National Annual Conference of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India Conference...

2011-01-18 00:00:39

Secure Medical Network Enables Breast-Screening Program on Wheels, Provides Women Everywhere with State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Tool Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 17, 2011 GCI ConnectMD (ConnectMD), the premier provider of telehealth connectivity and services throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, has partnered with Swedish Medical Center (Swedish) on The Swedish Cancer Institute's Mobile Mammography Program. The program was created to deliver potentially...

2010-12-14 15:18:00

SEATTLE and AVENTURA, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) has embarked on a bold approach to rapidly restore community-based radiotherapy cancer treatment in the Ballard community utilizing state-of-the-art building technology that is swift and green. The patented factory fabricated radiotherapy treatment vault and clinic by RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD) will enable SCI to cut traditional building schedules in half while constructing a facility in...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

SEATTLE and ATLANTA, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Cancer Institute (Seattle) and Elekta recently finalized a strategic partnership to launch a major new cancer-care initiative to transform radiation oncology delivery for cancer patients. This unique, multi-year, multi-product collaboration covers the spectrum of cancer management - from treatment planning and delivery to workflow and connectivity - and enhances Swedish Cancer Institute's ability to provide patients access to...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'