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.
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
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.
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.