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When home for the holidays means a cancer treatment center

A patient’s wise advice: Accept that Christmas won’t be the same, but skip the pity party

Dec. 24, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A patient’s wise advice: Accept that Christmas won’t be the same, but skip the pity party.

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center opens for tours March 9

Celebrate the arrival of proton therapy in the Northwest; attend an open house and tour the 60,000-square-foot facility and its cyclotron

Feb. 25, 2013

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Heavyweight cancer-fighter arrives at SCCA proton center

The 220-ton cyclotron will offer the most precise form of cancer therapy available today

March 26, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

The weekend marked the delivery of the cyclotron for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, a ProCure Center, located on Northwest Hospital & Medical Center's campus. The cyclotron is the core piece of equipment used in proton therapy, an alternative to standard X-ray radiation for the treatment of cancer. It can accelerate protons to nearly the speed of light in order to create a beam of energy that will deliver targeted and effective treatments to cancer patients. SCCA Proton Therapy will open in spring 2013.

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SCCA breaks ground on region's first proton therapy center

Construction begins on radiation treatment facility; opens 2013 on Northwest Hospital campus

March 24, 2011

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, together with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc., held a ceremonial groundbreaking March 22 on a new proton therapy center in north Seattle that will provide a first-of-its-kind treatment option for cancer patients throughout the Northwest. When it opens in early 2013 on the campus of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, the 60,000-square-foot facility will be among only a handful of centers in the nation to offer proton therapy.

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SCCA launches radiation oncology center at Northwest Hospital

Northgate clinic location, future home to proton therapy center, offers latest technology, access to expanded radiotherapy services

Feb. 28, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recently opened a new radiation oncology center at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in hospital’s north Seattle medical office building.

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SCCA, ProCure seal deal on proton center

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance facility will be first in Pacific Northwest to offer the advanced form of radiation therapy

Dec. 5, 2009

The development of a proton therapy center in the Pacific Northwest has taken a significant step forward with the signing of a letter of intent between the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. The SCCA and ProCure are working to bring this advanced form of radiation therapy to adult and pediatric cancer patients.

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