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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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