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Cancer Focus Group: Help Improve Educational Programs

Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Have you taken care of someone with cancer?

Help the Binaytara Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center develop and improve educational programs for cancer patients by participating in a research focus group.

About the Focus Group

It is known that cancer patients have unmet information needs that can lead to a stressful and challenging experience before and during treatment. The Binaytara Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are organizing small focus groups with cancer patients and their non-medical caregivers to understand what health-related information they needed when they found out they or their loved one had cancer, where they went for that information, whether they successfully obtained the information, and if they did obtain the information, what they did with it. Results from these discussions will help support the development of educational programs that empower cancer patients to make healthcare choices to improve quality of life. The Binaytara Foundation organizes regular cancer education programs to educate and empower cancer patients and their loved ones to manage their health.

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Who can participate in the focus group?

Cancer patients living in the Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties, WA , and family members who actively provide support to cancer patients in these counties are eligible to participate in this study.

Incentive for Participation

A $30 Target will be provided as a compensation for your participation in this focus group.

When and where?

This focus group will be over Zoom video conferencing. You can pick ONE of the following dates to participate: November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30, and December 2, 7, and 9. The focus group will last for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Additional information will be provided 1 week prior to your scheduled focus group date.

How to Sign Up

Please fill out this form. If you have any questions, you can contact Vidhi Singh at

To learn more please visit

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HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


November 16, 2020 Update

During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control