The War on Cancer: Are We Winning?

ABC News’ Cokie Roberts to Host an Expert Panel Discussion in Washington D.C.

Released: 18-Mar-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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Newswise — On Wednesday, March 26, leaders from the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers will gather in Washington D.C. to discuss the war against cancer in a panel discussion led by ABC News political commentator and NPR Morning Edition contributor, Cokie Roberts. Panelists will include cancer treatment and research leaders from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Moffitt Cancer Center. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

What: The War on Cancer: Are We Winning? (A panel discussion moderated by Cokie Roberts)

Who:
Host: The Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers
Moderator: Cokie Roberts, ABC News political commentator and NPR Morning Edition contributor
Panelists: Panelists include cancer treatment and research leaders from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Moffitt Cancer Center

Why: To discuss the current state of the battle against cancer. Given the wide impact cancer has on Americans, it is important for the public to be aware of the latest advancements in cancer treatment and research.

When: Wednesday, March 26, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 201, Washington D.C.


About Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers
The Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC) is comprised of 11 nationally recognized comprehensive or clinical cancer centers. The ADCC member cancer centers play a pivotal role in the National Cancer Program, which was enacted by Congress in 1971 to improve the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Unlike other hospitals, the ADCC is singularly dedicated to deepening the understanding of the causes and cures for cancer; developing new treatments for cancer; and disseminating this knowledge to the provider community at large. For more information about the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers, please visit http://www.aodcc.org/Home.aspx.

About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Our purpose is to lead the world in the prevention and treatment of cancer. SCCA has five clinical care sites: an outpatient clinic on the Hutchinson Center campus, a pediatric inpatient unit at Seattle Children’s, an adult inpatient unit at UW Medical Center, and a medical oncology clinic at Evergreen Health, and medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medicine / Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. Additionally, proton therapy services are provided at SCCA Proton Therapy, A Procure Center. For more information about SCCA, visit www.seattlecca.org.

Media Contact:
Stephany Rochon
Nyhus Communications for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
206-323-3733
SCCA@Nyhus.com


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