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Swedish Cancer Institute

The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) provides patients access to the latest treatments and the very highest standards in patient care. 
 
Your gift to SCI’s many philanthropic needs—from patient assistance and support services to the latest in cancer research—ensures patients receive extraordinary cancer care. 
 
Patient Assistance and Support Services

Social Work
Philanthropy empowers SCI’s staff of 17 social workers to offer our patients emotional and practical guidance, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Cancer Patient Assistance
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. 
 
Art and Music Therapy
Through art and music philanthropic giving builds programs that help patients reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and relaxation, develop mindfulness practices and build positive coping skills.
 
Mobile Mammography
With two massive mammography clinics-on-wheels, supporters bring lifesaving breast cancer screening to women who would otherwise have difficulty accessing medical care.

Palliative Care
A common misconception of palliative care is that it’s reserved for people who are nearing the end of their life. But palliative care can be beneficial for patients who are at any stage of their chronic illness. 
Cancer Research
Lead by renowned physician, Henry “Hank” Kaplan, M.D., the Kaplan Research Fund Cancer supports research the newest, most promising research-based therapies to treat a patient’s cancer.
 
Center for Lung Research
The Center for Lung Research (CFLR) is 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.
 
Multiple Myeloma and Blood Disorder Research 
The Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation has quickly become a regional leader in cancers such as lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, and other blood disorder research and treatment.
 
Scientific Wellness for Breast Cancer Survivors
Funded entirely by donations, the study explores how a woman’s personal biology may lead to the development of challenging side effects related to her breast cancer treatment --- and hopefully to head that off.

 

Cancer Treatment & Care
Personalized Medicine 
Today, gene sequencing allows Swedish Cancer Institute to identify gene abnormalities in cancer cells and then personalize cancer treatments for each patient’s specific cancer, and each person’s specific biology.
 
True Family Women's Cancer Center
Supported in great part by philanthropy, this center focused on the specific needs of women at every stage of their journey with cancer.
 
Robert and Jean Reid Family Innovative Therapeutics & Research Unit (ITU)
With incredible philanthropic support from the Robert and Jean Reid Family, Swedish physicians and the community, this state-of-the-art facility gives our patients unparalleled access to the latest clinical trials.
Your Impact - 2019 SCI Impact Report
Supporters like you make the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) a place of hope and healing for patients from around the Pacific Northwest.
 
Here you’ll find highlights of what philanthropic giving made possible in 2018—and how your gift will lead to healthy tomorrows for even more patients in the future.
Contact Us

For questions or to learn more, please contact:

Jeffrey Walker
Sr. Director of Philanthropy
206-386-3194
Jeff.Walker@swedish.org

Lorna Kneeland
Director of Engagement and Board Relations
Lorna.Kneeland@swedish.org

Samantha Cook
Philanthropy Officer
206-215-2922
Samantha.Cook@swedish.org