Dr. Rengan is the medical director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center, who treats patients with lung cancer and melanoma.Rengan has received honoraria from Novocur and has served as a consultant to AstraZeneca.According to Dr. Rengan, proton therapy is a highly targeted form of radiation therapy that deposits the greatest amount of radiation directly into the tumor and then stops.
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Dr. Rengan is the medical director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center, who treats patients with lung cancer and melanoma. SCCA’s Dr. Julie Gralow will join fellow physician colleagues as a presenter September 5-6, 2019 at a symposium designed for primary care providers. SCCA is proud to partner with Swim Across America, Inc., a national organization to raise money and awareness for local cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.
The mean time to hospital discharge was 12 days for the patients who received low-dose radiotherapy, compared with 20 days for control patients. To be enrolled in the VENTED trial, patients will have had to have received mechanical ventilation. They will receive at least one dose of ultra-low-dose bilateral whole-lung radiotherapy, with the option of receiving a second dose. Two doses of low-dose radiotherapy will be tested and compared.
When longtime Mariners trainer Rick Griffin completed his final treatment for prostate cancer in late June, he received a commemorative coin from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center. The biopsy was positive. He had prostate cancer. Rachel Griffin underwent 37 radiation treatments for her breast cancer. Beyond the obvious advice - get screened! "All those years, 35-plus, working with the Mariners, I wanted the players to trust me," he said.