Category Archives: General

A Remedy for Chemo Mouth

One problem for many cancer patients undergoing treatment is that chemotherapy can change the taste of food. Patients often complain that food loses its flavor or worse–tastes like metal. The condition, known variably as chemo mouth or metal mouth, causes many patients to lose their appetite at a time when they need it the most. […]

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How to Talk to Your Doctor

Seeing and talking with a new doctor for the first time–especially after a cancer diagnosis–can be a little intimidating. In addition to being a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Tony Back is an expert in improving communication between physicians and their patients. Dr. Back believes cancer patients need doctors who understand what […]

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141 Days Until Obliteride

Today is officially the first day of spring, which also means there are only 141 days left until this year’s Obliteride, a bike ride benefitting our partner organization Fred Hutch. Take advantage of the season’s increasing daylight, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers by grabbing a bike, getting outside, and preparing for this year’s ride, which […]

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Dragonslayer Walk for Sarcoma

The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation’s Dragonslayer Bike, Hike, or Trike event is coming up on Saturday, April 5 at Green Lake Park in Seattle. The SCCA Sarc Sharks! team already has more than 25 participants, including SCCA sarcoma doctors, nurses, and staff members, led by Team Captain Dr. Robin Jones. The Dragonslayer event provides an opportunity for SCCA staff, […]

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SCCA Bone Marrow Transplant Program Achieves Better-Than-Expected One-Year Survival Rate

Recently the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA was recognized as one of 13 stem cell transplant programs nationwide that outperformed its expected one-year survival rate for patients undergoing “allogeneic” transplants. These results were published by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), which analyzed the National Marrow Donor Program’s […]

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