Listed below are clinical trials that have opened at SCCA in the last several weeks. These trials are looking at new treatments for patients with graft versus host disease, colorectal cancer, and myelodysplastic syndrome. For more information about these trials, click on the links below. Check our website to learn about the more than 200 ongoing clinical trials at SCCA. And follow us on Twitter at @SCCA_Trials for information about recently opened trials.
If you want to save the world (quick nod to C89.5 fave Swedish House Mafia), you’re gonna have to get your hands dirty. That’s the theory behind SCCA’s latest video for C89.5’s Do One Thing initiative.
In our third video, Nathan Hale seniors Sierra McArthur and Maddie McGriff explain why they chose gardening for their Do One Thing thing. Growing your own produce is a great way to eat healthier food, reduce your grocery bill and, hopefully, cut down on the amount of bee colony destroying pesticides entering the environment.
This video is another example of how parental involvement can play a positive role in the choices young people make. Both Maddie and Sierra’s mothers are into gardening, so it was natural for them to follow suit. Two high school girls willing to get muddy, break nails and battle slugs. Pretty cool, if you ask us.
We’ll check back with the girls in September to see if they can really grow ripe, full-sized tomatoes in Seattle.
This Saturday night is The Madhouse Project’s Night Out for a Cure 2013 at Fremont Studios. Madhouse was formed by a group of University of Washington alumni determined to make a difference in the fight against cancer and since 2005, they’ve raised over $600,000 for cancer research and patient support at SCCA. Night Out for a Cure is an entertaining evening of cocktails, appetizers, and a live and silent auction–you can still register to attend here. Former SCCA patient and current UW women’s basketball star Katie Collier will be the featured speaker of the evening (checkout this Slam Magazine documentary about Katie). Learn more about The Madhouse Project at their website and see you Saturday night.
Earlier this week Dr. Heidi Gray, a gynecologic oncologist at SCCA, was interviewed on KIXI’s Chat With Women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer has been long thought to be a silent killer whose symptoms are non-existent. Dr. Gray, however, points out that most women who have ovarian cancer do have symptoms, it’s just that they are “vague” and often confused with something else. In the interview Dr. Gray spells out what women should watch for and also speaks to treatment options for patients who have been diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. You can listen to Dr. Gray’s interview here (it’s in the “Chat With Women 04-23-13” archive—Dr. Gray’s segment starts at 32:00 minutes).
For more information about the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer, see the SCCA website.
Glassybaby has just released a new votive in a new color for SCCA. Ten percent of the sale of each ‘goodness’ votive will be donated to SCCA. Glassybaby has not only been a long-time supporter of SCCA, it’s donated over $1.3 million to organizations dedicated to healing, among them are Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medical Center. You can read more about glassybaby giving and see their announcement of SCCA’s new ‘goodness’ (post dated April 25, 2013) on the glassybaby blog.
The ‘goodness’ glassybaby is available at all three of glassybaby’s stores in the Seattle area. You can also order it online. And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is just around the corner.