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‘Message of love’: Nurse pens kids’ book inspired by cancer patients

Former SCCA nurse writes about profound lessons in living, dying, healing

Feb. 19, 2016 | By Bill Briggs

As both an oncology nurse and an author, Susan Horn-Cherry aims to “let people know how beautiful they are, just the way they are." What started out as a letter to her own kids became a book for all children — and for all the cancer patients she's cared for over the years.

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‘Close to criminal’

A Fred Hutch researcher speaks out on the human cost of the ‘unfettered, unbridled greed’ within our health care system

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Lyman, as told to Diane Mapes

As an oncologist, I've had patients delay or actually stop treatment because of the high cost. They're stopping and they're dying as a result. That's why I've taken a stand with many of my colleagues around the country to call attention to these pricing issues and how unsustainable and devastating they are to our patients.

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It’s not cheating: Why oncologists want you to get a second opinion

Second (or third or fourth) opinions don’t always change cancer treatment, but they’re still important, experts say

Feb. 10, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Second (or third or fourth) opinions don’t always change cancer treatment, but they’re still important, experts say. Most oncologists want patients to get another opinion.

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Lower income cancer patients less likely to join clinical trials

Joseph Unger-led study finds poor patients stymied by financial, logistical concerns, blocking representation and access to latest therapies

June 4, 2012

According to a large study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s SWOG (formerly the Southwest Oncology Group) cancer research cooperative group, cancer patients with annual household incomes below $50,000 were less likely to participate in clinical trials than higher income patients and were more likely to be concerned about how to pay for clinical trial participation.

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Back honored for palliative care leadership

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.

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Pillows for Pete Gross House

Soaring Heart volunteer team makes and donates natural wool pillows to housing complex for patients and their families

Oct. 10, 2011 | By Christi Ball Loso

Employees of Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company in Seattle spent an afternoon making 70 pillows and then delivering them to cancer patients and families at Pete Gross House. The project, part of the Sept. 16 United Way Day of Caring, was the brainchild of Soaring Heart owner and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center supporter Mike Schaefer.

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