Since opening in 1932, the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) has remained steadfast in our promise to provide patients with access to the latest treatments and the very highest standards in patient care. From being the first cancer center in the western United States to offer radiation as a treatment for cancer to today’s highly-sophisticated personalized medicine, our physicians consistently pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Your gift to SCI helps ensure that patients who turn to us when they are most vulnerable have access to extraordinary cancer care.
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Since opening in 2016, Swedish’s Center for Lung Research (CFLR) has served as a regional hub for research and education on lung health. In addition to fueling innovative research on lung disorders, your gift allows us to develop tomorrow’s top clinicians and researchers in the field.
Over the past two years, SCI has doubled down on our focus on blood disorders by opening the Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation. The new center has quickly become a regional leader in multiple myeloma research and treatment, with its strategic vision to expand our research and clinical trial program to offer patients the latest treatments and advance the work to increase remission rates.
Life and living go on despite a cancer diagnosis; so do day-to-day expenses that are compounded by the added cost of paying for cancer treatment.
At SCI, we believe patients shouldn’t be forced to choose between paying for their lifesaving cancer treatment and putting a roof over their head. And thanks to donors, they don’t have to. When you support the Patient Financial Assistance program you help alleviate some of the financial stress patients face during weeks or months of treatment. Gifts can help patients with nonmedical expenses such as rent assistance, utilities, food and school supplies for their kids and new expenses for cancer–related items such as wigs or special equipment.
At SCI, one of our chief goals is to drive advances in cancer treatment through research and innovation. Thanks to the philanthropic support of our community, we’re leading exciting studies and clinical trials to take cancer care to new heights.
Donations from our community also helped us open the Robert and Jean Reid Family Innovative Therapeutics & Research Unit (ITU). This state-of-the-art facility gives our patients unparalleled access to the latest clinical trials and research to help find the treatments that will be most effective with their cancer.
In addition to funding personalized medicine, donations help our physician researchers pursue research on new ways to detect, treat and prevent recurrence in breast cancers and improve how we treat hematological cancers (cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes).
Your gift to SCI makes this kind of innovative research that results in extraordinary cancer care possible at Swedish.
One of our latest studies is exploring how a woman’s personal biology can cause challenging side effects related to her breast cancer treatment. While advances in breast cancer detection and care are helping more women survive, the aggressiveness of treatment can lead to issues such as chronic pain, early menopause and depression.
To tackle this issue, we’re working with our partner, Institute for Systems Biology, on an innovative study call Scientific Wellness for Breast Cancer Survivors.
Funded entirely by donations, the study could help us develop better treatments with fewer side effects.