Fine-Tuning Cells to Tune Out Disease: Immune System Discoveries Spur Hope

To understand what causes type 1 diabetes (T1D), imagine a spy novel. It starts with a hero, the T-cell, that roams your body like James Bond. The T-cell hunts down enemies — bacteria and viruses — and snuffs them out. Then something goes terribly … [Read more...]

Surviving Lymphoma: Matthew’s Story

My name is Matthew. I'm a city manager and I live in Ellensburg, Wash., with my wife and two children. We love doing outdoor things like camping and bike riding and treasure our annual trip to Disneyland. We are all proper Disney nerds! Two years … [Read more...]

Did You Miss Melanoma Monday?

When the first few days of May bring about torrential downpours in the Seattle area, the thought of slathering on sunscreen to protect against skin cancer is likely far from one’s mind. And Melanoma Monday – a day set aside to bring awareness to this … [Read more...]

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

Here's something we think you will be hearing a lot more about very soon. Virginia Mason is the first medical center in Washington state to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat women with early stage breast cancer. Watch this … [Read more...]