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Lake Washington Vascular
Lake Washington Vascular is the region’s center for total vein and artery health, where our vascular surgeons, specialists and diagnostic lab identify medical advances and integrate them into ever-advancing care.
NIH network revolutionizes stroke clinical research
A network of 25 regional stroke centers working with nearby satellite facilities will span the country, have teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care and will address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery. The Centers were announced today by the National Institutes of Health.
“The new system is intended to streamline stroke research, by centralizing approval and review, lessening time and costs of clinical trials, and assembling a comprehensive data sharing system,” said Petra Kaufmann, M.D., the associate director for clinical research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Overlake is participating as a satellite through Harborview and the University of Washington, which is one of the regional centers.
The Northwest Clinical Community Oncology Program (NW CCOP) has been in existence since the inception of the NCI's Clinical Community Oncology Program in 1983. As one of the founding CCOPs, the NW CCOP plays an integral role in achieving the NCI's objective of connecting community cancer specialists and primary care providers with NCI sponsored clinical trials. The NW CCOP is an experienced consortium of hospitals and independent oncology practices spanning three states serving local communities within western Washington, northern Oregon and northern Idaho.
The overall purpose of the NW CCOP is to bring clinical advances through the most cutting edge research protocols to local communities. NW CCOP utilizes the Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) as well as the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC), M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), and the Sun Coast CCOP Research Bases. The NW CCOP provides community oncologists with the opportunity to participate in a variety of treatment and cancer prevention and control research trials provided by these research bases. Overlake is proud to be a research partner with Northwest CCOP through MultiCare.