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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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Researchers eye altered radiation schedule as way to improve brain cancer treatment

Fred Hutch’s Dr. Eric Holland collaborates with Dana-Farber on promising mouse study

Feb. 6, 2014 | By Kristen Woodward

An altered radiation treatment schedule for the most common and lethal form of brain cancer has been shown to extend the survival period of mice with the disease, which suggests that some alteration in schedule may be able to do the same for human patients.

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Amanda Paulovich wins $2.2 million for rapid radiation diagnostic

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center clinical researcher is working to develop a biomarker test that could screen many people quickly for radiation injury after nuclear accident; could also screen patients for cancer treatment toxicity

Aug. 27, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

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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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