Tag Archives: Patients

Melanoma meeting set for May 12

Patients and caregivers can attend an all-day event about melanoma May 12 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Both breakfast and lunch are served during this event, and registration is encouraged at the Melanoma Research Foundation page. Among the featured speakers from SCCA are David Byrd, MD, and Kim Margolin, MD.  You can read more […]

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Avenues for hope in pancreatic cancer

“The cells themselves behave differently than other cancer cells,” explains Venu Pillarisetty, MD, SCCA doctor who sees pancreatic cancer patients. While this form of cancer typically has had few treatments – there is new hope. “We are pushing all of those fronts,” he explains on this video, about pushing toward immunotherapy answers and minimally invasive […]

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New study for follicular lymphoma

A new chemotherapy-free treatment for newly diagnosed patients with follicular lymphoma is being studied by SCCA. The RELEVANCE trial is evaluating lenalidomide (Revlimid) with rituximab to improve the response rates and progression-free survival. Lenalidimide helps the bone marrow produce normal blood cells and kills cancer cells; it is currently used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome and […]

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Program for lung cancer screening debuts

Perhaps you smoked for many years but quit. That doesn’t mean you are safe from lung cancer. If you fit a certain profile, new screening at SCCA may be of benefit in reducing your risk of lung cancer death. “People think it is a death sentence and they don’t want to think about it,” said […]

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End Colon Cancer Now!

Did you know? Colon cancer is preventable. Colon-cancer screening saves lives- if all colon-cancer cases were detected at their earliest stages, five-year overall survival rates would jump from 65% to 95% Colon-cancer screening is cost-effective and safe. Legislation in Washington state ensures that colon-cancer screening is covered by insurance. Community leaders across Washington joined forces […]

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