Early detection, better treatments contributed to 23 percent decline in two decades, report shows
Jan. 7, 2016
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
Heightened health habits and better medicine are curbing cancer’s killing force in America as the nation’s death rate from all malignancies dropped 23 percent during the past two decades, a new analysis shows. But declining rates of heart disease have made cancer the top cause of death in 21 states.
Regence Foundation pays tribute to SCCA physician for his pioneering efforts with end-of-life patient communication, decision making
Nov. 14, 2011
The Regence Foundation selected Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Tony Back to receive a Sojourns Award for his leadership and innovation in advancing palliative care in Washington state. Back will receive the award, which includes a $50,000 grant, at a Nov. 30 ceremony in Portland, Ore.