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Harrison Medical Center joins WA CARES Cancer Partnership - 2/23/2011

Harrison Medical Center recently became a member of the WA CARES Cancer Partnership representing the West Sound area. Ed Smith, director of Harrison’s Oncology Service Line, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Steering Committee through January 2013.

In his role on the steering committee, Smith will work to integrate Harrison’s oncology initiatives with the efforts of the Partnership to reduce the effects of cancer on our citizens and our community. He will advance the vision of the Partnership and support efforts to:

  • Reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.
  • Increase equity in access to preventive screenings, diagnostic and medical treatment, and palliative care.
  • Maximize the quality of life for all individuals with cancer.
  • Promote research.
  • Educate consumers, providers, payers, and policy makers on cancer issues.

The WA CARES Cancer Partnership currently has 68 member organizations and is open to anyone interested in cancer issues. Representatives include survivors, individuals, health professionals, associations, and public and private organizations from across the state. Learn more about the Partnership via the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Washington State Department of Health, at 360-236-3784 or

Harrison's oncology program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACOS) since 1985. For more information about Harrison's oncology services, visit