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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Northwest Hospital Sign Letter of Intent to Develop Proton Therapy Center for Cancer Treatment
Date:2/8/2008

cluding cancer care, cardiac surgery, and wound care among others. With the proton-therapy project, the SCCA will join Northwest Hospital's cancer-care partners, including Swedish Cancer Institute and others.

"This project is a powerful representation of Northwest Hospital's commitment to bringing the newest minimally invasive technologies to the community and to providing the most comprehensive cancer care available to anyone fighting this disease," said Bill Schneider, Northwest Hospital CEO. "We are excited to partner with a world-class organization like SCCA to build this facility and to enhance our cancer programs by offering access to this breakthrough treatment."

Proton-beam therapy delivers precisely targeted doses of radiation to tumors, destroying cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. In many cases, such therapy can deliver more radiation more precisely than conventional, photon-based (X-ray) radiation treatment. It is being used today to treat many cancers, including those of the eye, head and neck and prostate.

Proton therapy is a particularly valuable option for treating children, whose developing organs, bones and brains may suffer long-term damage from incidental irradiation during conventional radiation treatment. The pinpoint targeting

"Proton-beam therapy will allow more precise targeting of radiation, sparing the normal, yet immature tissue around a tumor in young children," said Thomas N. Hansen, M.D., CEO at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center. "Proton-beam therapy could reduce long-term growth and development side effects. The combination of excellent cancer treatment with fewer side effects makes proton beam therapy an exciting innovation."

About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, established in 1998, unites the adult and pediatric cancer-care services of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Children's Hospital & Regiona
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