Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration.
Above all, we exist to move patients forward, past boundaries and toward hope.
Department Overview: The Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network department oversees an array of responsibilities in the service of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance\u2019s goal of improving cancer care, regionally and beyond. They strive to further the reach of the SCCA\u2019s expertise and knowledge by fostering relationships locally, regionally and nationally. As external ambassadors of the organization they manage a diverse body of work including overseeing the Affiliate Network Program and managing physician outreach and education for the organization.
Affiliate Network Program: The Affiliate Network Program provides community-based physicians and hospital systems throughout the broader region with access to the latest cancer diagnostic, novel therapeutics, and trials and treatment information. Through this collaborative effort, SCCA hopes to speed the flow of scientific information among researchers, clinicians and patients and improve the standard of cancer care available throughout the region. Relationships between community-based clinical staff and SCCA are fostered through a variety of avenues including education, program support, partnership on clinical research and deep engagement with our staff and more.
Physician Outreach: Physician Outreach efforts ensure community practices and providers throughout the region are aware of the comprehensive, cutting-edge services available at SCCA and the expert care available to patients. Through this work they aim to strengthen partnerships with community institutions and healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated care of patients and create a communication channel between SCCA and referring partners. They also foster relationships and collaborate with patient advocacy groups to ensure this same information is shared with the patient-community. The continuing medical education component of the work further supports these efforts by ensuring faculty and researchers have the opportunity to provide education to the community on latest discoveries and changes to treatment standards.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.