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Swedish Cancer Institute Social Worker to Receive National Award from the American Cancer Society for Exemplary Care and "Warm Hand of Service"

SEATTLE, April 13, 2007 – Leah deRoulet, MSW, LICSW, a 20-year medical social worker with the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) and a resident of Issaquah, recently learned she is one of just 13 cancer-care providers from across the country to receive the 2007 American Cancer Society (ACS) Lane...

Swedish Cancer Institute Study Finds Patient-Detected Breast Cancer Has Higher Recurrence, Mortality Risk than Mammography-Detected Breast Cancer

SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2007 – A recent study by Drs. Henry Kaplan of the Swedish Cancer Institute and Judith Malmgren of HealthSTAT Consulting Inc. found that patient-detected breast cancer appears to be a more virulent form of breast cancer than mammography-detected breast cancer with a higher ra...

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...

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...

Landmark Study Reveals that Lung Cancer 10-Year Survival Dramatically Improves with Annual CT Screening and Prompt Treatment

SEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2006 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time – Lung cancer can be detected at its very earliest stage in 85 percent of patients using annual low-dose CT screening, and when followed by prompt surgical removal the 10-year survival rate is 92 percent. These results, to be reported in the ...

Swedish's Quality-Improvement Efforts, Involvement in 100K Lives Campaign to be Featured in Upcoming, Nationally Broadcast, Four-Part Series on PBS TV

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2006 -- On Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 pm Pacific Standard Time, PBS Television (channel 9: KCTS TV in the Greater Seattle area) will begin airing the first part of a four-part series titled Remaking American Medicine. The first hour-long segment, which is titled ‘Silent Killer,...
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