Nearly 1.5 million Americans will discover that they have cancer this year. This devastating disease is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. But breakthroughs in medical science are gaining ground in the battle with cancer.
The term “cancer” actually represents more than 200 different types of malignancies—diseases caused by the uncontrolled and destructive growth of cells. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is committed to bringing participation in clinical trials and new innovative treatments and therapies to people with cancer. The Institute is conducting basic cancer research in many areas as well as clinical research trials such as national chemotherapy prevention trials, cancer treatment trials and quality of life/symptom management trials.