Cancer Classes, Events, Conferences

Cancer Classes, Events, Conferences

For Patients, Family Members and Friends

For Healthcare Professionals

For Patients/Family/Caregivers

Mercer Island Half Marathon

Join us at the Swedish Cancer Institute Mercer Island Half Marathon to promote colon cancer awareness and prevention. Events in addition to the half marathon include: 10K run, 5K run and walk, and a Kid's Dash. Not a runner? You can still help by volunteering or making a donation in support of colon cancer prevention.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

For more information and to register, please visit


Support Groups

The Swedish Cancer Institute offers a variety of support groups. The groups provide an opportunity to meet with others having experiences similar to your own. Each group is facilitated by an experienced Swedish Cancer Institute support group facilitator and are open to all people in the community.

See our Swedish Cancer Institute Cancer Support Groups brochure (PDF)

Support group members experience and receive:

  • Practical information
  • An understanding of diagnosis and treatment
  • A safe and caring place to share feelings and learn self-care skills
  • A place to develop coping skills and discover how one lives life fully in the midst of cancer

Cancer Education Classes

The Swedish Cancer Institute offers programs to assist you, your family and your caregivers in making treatment decisions, managing your symptoms and accessing complementary programs to help your mind, body and spirit to heal. Registration is required for all classes.

Call 206-386-3200 or visit to find upcoming classes and register  unless otherwise indicated. See also support group schedule and information or call 206-386-3228.

For Healthcare Professionals

Cancer Conference Series

12 sub-series | First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard

The series will provide a forum for case presentations and discussions of protocols and care pathways, as well as technology-related issues in the care of patients with cancer. You must be on staff at Swedish Medical Center to attend this series. This series consists of 12 sub-series across three campuses.

Cancer Conference Series

Upcoming Oncology CME Conferences

At the link below, view upcoming oncology-related CME events by month.  Search for topic "oncology".

Current CME Events

Past Oncology Educational Lectures

Previous CME lectures and conferences about oncology topics were recorded and are available on-demand. All archived recordings are available for informational purposes only and are only eligible for self-claimed Category II credit.  They are not intended to serve as, or be the basis of a medical opinion, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment for any particular patient. The information was current at the time of the presentation.

View archived CME lectures

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