Videos by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.
It's #RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay, not to mention #NationalNutritionMonth! We got together with our Medical Nutrition Therapy Supervisor, Kerry McMillen, to have her show us how to make one of our clinic's most popular meals, the Groovy Green Smoothie. As Kerry says, "it's a great, easy recipe that's fast and healthy, with fruit, veggies and probiotics. Drink up!"
Here's what you'll need:
1 Banana, cut in chunks
1 cup grapes
1 (6 ounce) tub vanilla yogurt
1⁄2 apple, cored and chopped
1 1⁄2 cups fresh spinach leaves
(400 calories; 12 grams protein; 7 grams fiber)
National Smoothie Day 2017
It's National Smoothie Day! To celebrate, we met with one of our nutritionists, Paula Macris, to learn how to make the "Rocking Rainbow Bowl", a delicious and healthy smoothie to ring in summer! To learn more about our nutrition services, click here: http://bit.ly/2tudsjA
Dr. Shailender Bhatia on Stage IV Melanoma trial
Dr. Shailender Bhatia talks about a clinical trial he presented at ASCO looking at treatment for people with stage IV melanoma. To learn more about melanoma clinical trials at SCCA, click here: http://bit.ly/2sMj6Aw
Holger Herbert shares his cancer experience
For Father's Day, we're sharing Holger Herbert's story. Holger underwent treatment at SCCA and had concerns regarding fertility post treatment. Together, we were able to ensure that fatherhood would be an option for him. He and his wife are thrilled to now have a son. Learn more about Holger and other patient stories here: https://www.seattlecca.org/stories
Dr. Kelly Paulson on FDA approved MCC therapy
SCCA fellow Dr. Kelly Paulson talks about the FDA approved immunotherapy treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma, Avelumab, and how it's working to treat more people with MCC than standard chemotherapy. To learn more about immunotherapy at SCCA, click here: http://ow.ly/BFnF30cx1eX
Dr. V.K. Gadi on anti-estrogen medication
SCCA's Dr. V.K. Gadi discusses work he presented at ASCO looking at whether anti-estrogen medication being administered for more than five years is better or worse for most breast cancer patients. "There's some indication that doing more can be beneficial, but what's also clear is the vast majority of people don't need it." To learn more about breast cancer trials at SCCA, click here: http://ow.ly/51gn30cruts
Dr. Nancy Davidson, President of SCCA, shares what she feels are the big themes emerging from this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Damian Green on new multiple myeloma trial
Dr. Damian Green explains his latest research, soon to be a clinical trial at SCCA, looking at a new treatment for multiple myeloma through radioimmunotherapy. This treatment has been made possible through partnership with UW Medicine and Fred Hutch, as well as a $3.2M grant awarded by the NCI. To read more about Dr. Green's latest research into multiple myeloma, click here: http://ow.ly/hLtm30bKqLI
Singing at Carnegie Hall: A throat cancer survivor's story
Lydia Miner was diagnosed with throat cancer. She turned to groundbreaking treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance where Dr. Eduardo Mendez was pioneering a novel treatment in robotic surgery. Learn more about head and neck cancer treatments: http://ow.ly/dVRI308R6pd
Incorporating healthy smoothies in our diet
Only one in ten Americans get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Smoothies are a great way to up the intake of these phytonutrient rich foods that aid in cancer prevention and healing. We sat down with SCCA nutritionist Mary Rasmussen to learn how we can better incorporate smoothies into our everyday meal planning, as well as which veggies make for interesting blends. Learn more about our nutrition services: http://ow.ly/W8GC30apA21
Immunotherapy clinical trials
Dr. Evan Yu discusses the novel treatment option clinical trials provide at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, particularly those in immunotherapy. Learn more about clinical trials active at SCCA: http://ow.ly/LGQo30ajoDD
Eating more fruits and veggies
Fruits and vegetables contain powerful phytonutrients that help prevent cancer, as well as repair cells during treatment. We spoke with Laura Buono, Registered Dietitian at SCCA, to learn how to up our fruit and veggie intake and get more vitamins and minerals into our diet. Learn more about our nutrition services: http://ow.ly/BqRE30a9DUl
Healthier red meat alternatives
Red meat has been shown to increase our chances of developing cancer, specifically those in the gastrointestinal tract. We sat down with Kerry McMillen, the Medical Nutrition Therapy Supervisor at SCCA, to learn about alternatives to red meats like beef, pork and lamb, and how to be more conscious of our red meat intake. Learn more about our nutrition services: http://ow.ly/BqRE30a9DUl
Immunotherapy side effects
Dr. Evan Yu of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains some of the potential side effects cause by immunotherapy, and how these side effects are generally much lower in toxicity than those caused by chemotherapy. Learn more about immunotherapy: http://ow.ly/tW0d309pIxE
Sugary drink alternatives
Avoiding sugar sweetened beverages can help keep us from becoming overweight and obese, thereby reducing our cancer risk. But cutting out sugary beverages from our diet can be difficult. We sat down with SCCA Nutritionist Kate Ueland to learn her tips and tricks on how to incorporate more water into our diet.
Where is immunotherapy headed?
Dr. Evan Yu of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers his thoughts on where he sees immunotherapy headed in the future, and how he believes multiple therapies may be combined into one comprehensive treatment plan. Learn more about immunotherapy: http://ow.ly/tW0d309pIxE
Obesity as a risk factor for cancer
Obesity is a risk factor for developing cancer, in addition to having an impact on survival rates. Esophageal, stomach, liver, colorectal, kidney and many other cancers are directly impacted by our weight. For National Nutrition Month, we chatted with Patty McDonnell, a nutritionist at SCCA, about how people can start having the conversation with their care team to make changes in their diet. Even small changes can make an impact! Learn more about our GI cancer prevention program: http://ow.ly/ho0Q309ICJn
Immunotherapy impacts: which cancers respond best?
Dr. Evan Yu of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains the impact immunotherapy is having, particularly in the treatment of cancers with higher mutation rates such as melanoma, lung cancer, cervical cancer and others. Learn more about immunotherapy: http://ow.ly/tW0d309pIxE
Immunotherapy, explained by Dr. Evan Yu
Dr. Evan Yu, a medical oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that treats prostate, bladder and testicular cancer, recently helped explain immunotherapy. "So when you hear the term “immunotherapy”, I think the first thing that people think about is that ‘this is a great therapy, because the whole idea behind it is that it’s using my own immune system," said Dr. Yu. Check back each Monday for more of this five part immunotherapy series! Learn more about immunotherapy here: http://ow.ly/HiXM309sgfa
After Karen received a sudden breast cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis, she decided on treatment through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Now, Karen is back to doing what she loves: riding her motorcycle. Learn more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma: http://ow.ly/nQ5H308MEjJ
Team Coordinator: Ryan Fang
Ryan Fang is a team coordinator at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, one of the unsung heroes of the patient care experience. TCs work closely with patients to make sure that their scheduling for the day is taken care of - from chemo to ancillary services like physical therapy and psychiatry. Ryan talks about what it means to him to work at SCCA and how he's able to ensure patients have one less thing to worry about during treatment. Interested in joining their team to enrich the lives of patients? Follow the 'learn more' button below!
ASH16: Dr. Halpern discusses MEC treatment in AML
Dr. Anna Halpern talked with us at #ASH16 about a clinical trial she and others investigated looking at a treatment for newly diagnosed #AML patients that did not respond to their first line of therapy.
#ASH16: Dr. Halpern, new treatment in AML
Dr. Anna Halpern, a fellow that see patients at SCCA through the Hematology-Oncology fellowship program at UW Medicine and Fred Hutch, recently shared with us research she presented at #ASH16. Halpern has been looking at a phase I/II trial called G-CLAM with patients that have been newly diagnosed AML to positive results, including a 77 percent complete remission rate in the phase II portion of the trial.
Cold and flu season safety talk
Facebook Live cold and flu season safety talk by Dr. Steve Pergam, director of infection control at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
ASH: Dr. Cassaday discusses new treatment option in Hodgkin ly...
We spoke with Dr. Ryan Cassaday, a hematology oncologist at SCCA, at #ASH16 to learn about a new combination therapy option he and other researchers and physicians have been looking at that has shown a higher response rate in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.
ASH 2016: Dr. Ajay Gopal discusses tailored therapies
Dr. Ajay Gopal discusses work presented at #ASH16 regarding therapies tailored to patients with #FollicularLymphoma, as well as a new #immunotherapy that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has had a hand in evaluating.
Dr. Gopal at ASH - follicular lymphoma research
Dr. Ajay Gopal recently sat down with us at #ASH16 to tell us about an international trial he's leading evaluating a drug called ibrutinib in #FollicularLymphoma, which he hopes will lead to another low toxicity option in the treatment of the disease.
Singing at Carnegie Hall: a throat cancer survivor's story
When Lydia Miner was diagnosed with throat cancer, she turned to groundbreaking treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where a young surgeon was on the verge of bringing a novel treatment to the region. Together they became trailblazers. Learn more about head and neck cancer treatments at SCCA here: http://www.seattlecca.org/diseases/head-neck-cancers
Dudes for Kass Swim Across America Team
We recently sat down (and the hit the water) with Dudes for Kass, a Swim Across America - Seattle team that have been involved in the event for the past seven years, and asked them why they swim to support cancer treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. For more about Swim Across America and how you can get involved or donate to Dudes of Kass, check out their team page: http://ow.ly/qcZr303gh0R
Nursing at SCCA: Suni Elgar, BMT nurse manager
SCCA's Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Manager, Suni Elgar, recently took the time to talk about her job and how our institution collaborates to bring patients the best possible care. "It's such a team feel... there's no kind of delineation of 'you don't know this and I know that,' we work with dietitians, social work, care services, that come together as a team," said Elgar. Click here to learn how you too can make a difference at SCCA: http://ow.ly/2V4s302Wo0Y
Check-point and T-cell therapies for sarcoma
From this year's ASCO, Dr. Seth Pollack explains why he is excited about immunotherapy in sarcomas, particularly in the next five years.
New combination therapies and molecularly targeted therapies
From this year's ASCO, Dr. Laura Chow discusses new combination therapies and molecularly targeted therapies, specifically in head and neck cancers.
Cellular immunotherapy for lung cancer
From this year's ASCO, Dr. Renato Martins explains how immunotherapy with single agents is showing good, early response, and how SCCA is at the forefront of cellular immunotherapy.
Pilot trial in patients with Merkel Cell ...
Earlier this month at the Association of Clinical Oncology Conference we spoke with Dr. Shailender Bhatia of SCCA and UW Medicine to talk about the pilot trial that he and others at UW and Fred Hutch have completed looking at immunotherapy treatment for Merkel Cell Carcinoma. #ASCO16
As SCCA prepares for the Seattle Pride Parade, we and our partners reflect on those we have lost. #OrlandoUnited #WeArePride
Radioembolization Versus Chemoembolization for Localized Hepat...
At last week's Association of Clinical Oncology Conference we spoke with Dr. William Harris of SCCA and UW Medicine to talk about the data that he, Dr. Siddharth Padia, and others have compiled looking at radioembolization versus chemoembolization for localized hepatocellular carcinoma. #ASCO16
Racial disparity in oncologic and patient reported quality of ...
At the Association of Clinical Oncology Conference last weekend, Dr Cristina Rodriguez of SCCA and UW Medicine explained the work that she, Nurse Practitioner Margaret Kendrick, and others conducted in looking at racial disparity in oncologic and patient reported quality of life outcomes. #ASCO16
Sara Knigge, Patient Experience Week
Sara Knigge, a finance coordinator at SCCA, shares for #PatientExperienceWeek why she gets up every morning to come to work. "I get to explain the confusing world of insurance to our patients. The relief and sometimes gratitude that I receive from our patients is an inspiration to me," said Sara.
Donnelle Rizzutto, Patient Experience Week
Donnelle Rizzuto, a registered nurse at SCCA, shares what motivates her to work in cancer care for #PatientExperienceWeek. "My job as a nurse at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is to provide... patients with the support and education they need to get through this diagnoses," said Donnelle.
Norm Hubbard, Patient Experience Week
We sat down with SCCA's Executive Vice President Norm Hubbard for #patientexperienceweek and asked him what motivates and inspires him to continuously deliver the highest quality of care.
Aubriea Lawson deliver her patient safety awareness message
In our final #PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek video, Aubriea Lawson, medical assistant at SCCA in the EvergreenHealth hospital, shares why we take hand hygiene so seriously. By "gelling together", we help reduce the risk of spreading germs and infection throughout the course of your treatment. We also ask that you gel with use by using hand hygiene yourself! We're in it together for patient safety.
Debbie Berg, stem cell transplant patient in 2011 and project manager at SCCA, shares why she feels so strongly about two factor identification when being cared for. At SCCA, we strive to use two factor identification every time to ensure your safety. #PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek
It's #PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek around the country. All this week, SCCA will be sharing videos of staff and patients delivering their message on why we take you and your loved ones safety seriously. In this video, Chris Pearce, a prostate cancer survivor at SCCA, shares why he appreciated staff using two forms of identification when he received treatment.
Groovy Green Smoothie
It's #RegisteredDietitianNutritionistDay, not to mention #NationalNutritionMonth! We got together with our Medical Nutrition Therapy Supervisor, Kerry McMillen, to have her show us how to make one of our clinic's most popular meals, the Groovy Green Smoothie. As Kerry says, "it's a great, easy recipe that's fast and healthy, with fruit, veggies and probiotics. Drink up!" Here's what you'll need: 1 Banana, cut in chunks 1 cup grapes 1 (6 ounce) tub vanilla yogurt 1⁄2 apple, cored and chopped 1 1⁄2 cups fresh spinach leaves (400 calories; 12 grams protein; 7 grams fiber)