Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Unveils Steps to Ensuring a Healthy Prevention and Early Detection Saves Lives
Newswise - SEATTLE - Each year more individuals worldwide die from cancer than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined. With research showing that many cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is working to raise awareness of preventive tactics in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month.
In the past year, SCCA has intensified research efforts to highlight ways to improve the odds that a person can avoid cancer beyond current lifestyle strategies. This commitment to precision medicine is demonstrated through efforts to identify genetic risk factors, understand the biology of each patient's specific disease and tailor therapies accordingly.
"Whether it's simply eating more greens or taking your dog out for an extra walk each day, the first step towards living a healthy lifestyle is identifying what small things can be altered in your routine to ignite change," said Scott Ramsey, M.D cancer prevention expert and head of Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research. "The fact remains that people with a healthy lifestyle have a better chance of avoiding cancer and at SCCA we're committed to not only turning cancer patients into cancer survivors, but also educating our community on how to help prevent their risk of cancer in the first place."