January 2007
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Swedish Cancer Institute First in the World to Offer GPS for the Body to Assist with Precision-Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2007 – Swedish Cancer Institute today announced it is the first cancer-care program in the world to provide prostate cancer patients commercial access to the Calypso® 4D Localization System for precision-guided radiation therapy delivery to the prostate with continuous, o...

Swedish's New Hereditary Cancer Program Helps Identify Who's at Highest Risk for Certain Cancers

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2007 – Imagine if a simple blood test could determine gene mutations and predict who in a family is most likely to develop cancer.That's now possible for some forms of genetically linked cancers and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has established a new Hereditary Cancer Pro...

Swedish Names Executive from Major East Coast Health System as New President and CEO

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2007 – Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., has been selected as the new president and CEO of Swedish, according to Swedish's board chairman, Kirby McDonald. McDonald announced the news this afternoon to the organization's employees, medical staff and volunteers.Hochman is currently exec...

U.S. Cancer Deaths Drop for Second Year in a Row; Swedish Cancer Institute Executive Director Interviewed for Related AP Article

ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2007 (Associated Press) -- The tide has turned in the nation's battle against cancer.Cancer deaths in the United States dropped for the second year in a row, health officials reported Wednesday, confirming that the trend is real and becoming more pronounced, too.In Washington...

Seattle Times Article about King County Project Access Features Charity-Care Efforts of Swedish's Mother Joseph Clinic, Specialists who Volunteer There

SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2007 -- The Mother Joseph Clinic at Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus is a clinic for uninsured and low-income patients who need specialty care. It's part of an ambitious and expanding plan -- King County Project Access -- that makes it easier for specialty doctors to...

Swedish's Deep Brain Stimulation Program for Parkinson's Featured in KPLU Radio Series on Therapeutic Uses of Electricity in the Brain

SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2007 -- The human brain is squishy; it's wrinkled; it's mysterious. It's also more electrical than you may realize. All over your body, cells use electricity to communicate and to stimulate muscles, but the brain takes this to another level. If the brain was a battery, and you...

Work Begins on Dedicated, Leading-Edge Orthopedic Facility at Swedish Medical Center/First Hill Campus

SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2007 – Swedish Medical Center this month starts construction of an innovative $130 million dedicated orthopedic facility on Seattle's First Hill at the site of the former Swedish Annex building at 601 Broadway between Cherry and James streets. Once completed, the new 372,000 ...
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