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March 2018: PBS - Child Life Learning Tool - Music Heals Event - Merkel Cell Survivor Newsletter (view the full email campaign)

What's so special about PBS?

What's so special about PBS?

When you Google proton therapy, you frequently come across the words Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS). PBS, also known as spot scanning, is an innovative form of proton therapy that uses a series of small proton beams to paint the tumor with spots of radiation like a pointillist paints a picture, until the entire tumor is covered.

Machinists create Child Life Learning Tool

Machinists create Child Life Learning Tool

Erin Behen, our child life specialist, is always looking for good ways to prepare children with cancer for the various processes and procedures they undergo during their journey. So our machinists Brad Ridgeway and Mike Soden built Erin a miniature CT scanner.

Highlights of the Music Heals Event

Highlights of the Music Heals Event

On February 1, we celebrated the power of music to lift our spirits in the face of cancer. Thank you to KEXP for their collaboration and devoting their airwaves to music suggestions from the community as well as featuring on-air patient stories. We’d like to share some highlights from the day and say a big thank you to EVERYONE that participated.

Jim - Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Jim - Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Jim, from Omak is a 25-year lobbying veteran. One day, he found two strange bumps on his chin, which wouldn’t heal, and kept changing in size. The diagnosis was sobering: merkel cell carcinoma, a rare type of skin cancer.