Each year, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. However, research shows that up to 40 percent of those deaths can be prevented and one-third of cases cured through early diagnosis and treatment. Your philanthropic efforts are aiding these collaborative efforts every day, whether by funding support groups and educational programs or advanced tools and more comfortable infusion chairs.
Sutter Medical Foundation
Artificial intelligence pilot study: Donors helped fund the second deployment of a pilot study to determine whether a monitoring system could flag unusual results in patients with lung cancer. The tool runs in the background and only requires active attention from radiologists when it detects a discrepancy.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Cancer programs and research: Nationally recognized cancer specialists and accredited facilities, highly trained oncology nurses and skilled technicians in the Sutter Health network work together to give patients access to leading-edge treatments, progressive clinical trials and a 24/7 multidisciplinary support team.
Upgrading Imaging Technology
New imaging equipment at Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Davis Hospital aids in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, providing physicians with real-time treatment guidance and patients with more accurate care. Additionally, treatments are less invasive, which helps improve patient comfort and safety.