Awareness • Early Detection • Treatment • Research • Survivorship

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Seattle, WA. Team Draft returned to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on Wednesday. The visit allowed us to catch up with 3 members of the lung cancer multi-discisplinary team at the SCCA:

Dr. Keith Eaton – Lung Medical Oncologist — Advances in Lung Cancer Care at SCCA
Dr. Michael Mulligan – Thoracic Surgeon – Advances in Lung Cancer Surgery

Dr. David Madtes – Pulmonologist — Lung Cancer Early Detection and Lung Cancer Screening
BTMed and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) expanded their early lung cancer detection program (ELCD) for high-risk construction workers in Western Washington. As part of the program, BTMed provides CT scans that screen for early stage lung cancer in former DOE construction workers who may have been exposed to hazardous substances while working at the nation’s nuclear weapons sites. The ELCD program, which continues to serve at-risk workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Eastern Washington, has already made a meaningful impact through the early detection and timely treatment of several individuals.

About 160,000 people in the United States die of lung cancer each year. Construction workers have a higher risk of lung cancer because of exposure to asbestos, silica, and other agents.