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New Breast Screening Guidelines Draw Opposition; Swedish Cancer Institute Breast Program's Position; Links to Related Info, Various Opinions

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SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2009 -- Upending one of the most widely followed medical directives for women, an influential panel of experts is recommending that women 50 and older get screened for breast cancer only once every two years and that most women in their 40s skip the test altogether. The panel...

Swedish Esophageal Cancer Program Surgeon Interviewed for Seattle Times Article on Local High-School Volleyball Player Facing Adversity

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SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2009 -- The Seattle Times published a story in today's issue about Kennedy Catholic high-school volleyball standout -- and Seamount League MVP candidate -- Jennica McPherson, who is scheduled to have surgery next week to remove a cancerous tumor in the 16-year-old's lung.Luck...

Swedish Cancer Institute First in the U.S. to Treat Patients with New Radiation Therapy

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SEATTLE, June 10, 2009 – Very few areas of medicine are changing faster than cancer care and Seattle physicians and researchers are leading the way.A patient with pancreatic cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) recently became the first person in the United States to be treated with a ...

Swedish's Annual Auction Raises Record-Setting $6.2 million for New Women's Cancer Center, Charity-Care Program

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SEATTLE, April 24, 2009 – Almost 800 people attended Swedish Medical Center's annual gala dinner auction, Celebrate Swedish, the evening of April 18 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and helped raise a record-setting $6.2 million – $5.4 million of which will be used to help the non-profit health...

Second Swedish Mobile Mammography Coach Hits the Road

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SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2008 – Swedish today added a second mobile mammography center to its fleet. The new Breast Care Express, a self-contained trailer, features the latest in full-field digital mammography equipment. And it is the first unit to incorporate a wireless broadband communications syst...

Swedish Receives $1 Million from The Norcliffe Foundation for Women's Cancer Center

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SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2008 – Swedish Medical Center has received a $1 million grant from The Norcliffe Foundation in support of a new Women's Cancer Center. When completed, the center will be the largest, most comprehensive clinical cancer center for women in the Northwest, delivering multidiscipl...

Puget Sound Business Journal Profiles Saul Rivkin, M.D., Founder and Board Chair of the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2008 -- Swedish Cancer Institute Medical Oncologist Saul Rivkin, M.D., who is founder and board chair of the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research (MRCOCR), was profiled in this week's issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ).The MRCOCR, which is a joint...
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