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  • FDA Approves First-line Treatment for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma Under New Review Pilot

    Comments by Edward A. Faber, Jr., DO, MS, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who specializes in blood cancers and stem cell transplants. Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Blogs 0 comments
    December 10, 2018

    adcetris approval lymphoma

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) injection in combination with chemotherapy for adult patients with certain types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). This is the first FDA approval for treatment of newly diagnosed PTCL, and the FDA used a new review program to complete the approval […]

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  • OHC Can Help You Manage Skin and Nail Changes During Cancer Treatment

    Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    December 10, 2018

    skin nail changes cancer treatment

    At OHC, we believe that cancer care should include much more than just medical treatments. It affects all aspects of your life. That’s why we provide the latest information and support services as part of your overall care plan. One of the more common side effects of cancer treatment is changes to your skin and […]

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  • Cancer: Could a ‘universal’ blood test make detection easier?

    Comments from D. Randolph Drosick, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Chiara Townley, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    December 5, 2018

    universal blood test for cancer

    Earlier this year, OHC shared news about researchers in Australia and their groundbreaking work on a new blood test that could detect eight common types of cancer before they spread. The test was able to detect tumors about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,000 patients with early-stage cancer. It used DNA […]

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  • The Holidays are a Great Time to Let a Cancer Patient Know Someone Cares

    Amy Sheldrick, Nurse Navigator at OHC West, Blogs 0 comments
    December 4, 2018

    chemo care bags

    Do the holidays inspire you to do something special for someone in need? If yes, there’s a great opportunity to help people getting chemotherapy. Consider making chemo care bags for cancer patients. There are times when patients spend 6 – 8 hours in one day, in one setting, getting their chemotherapy treatments. Simple things like […]

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  • Indoor Exercises to Help During and After Cancer Treatment in Wintertime

    Zaw Bo, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    December 3, 2018

    cancer and indoor exercise

    If you are a cancer patient or a survivor, most likely your doctor has recommended that you exercise. Studies show that cancer patients who exercise are less tired than patients who don’t exercise. And they also experience less depression and sleep better. Cancer treatment is often associated with the onset of metabolic syndrome, a cluster […]

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  • Make the Holidays a Little Easier

    Sandra J. Victor, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    December 3, 2018

    cancer during the holidays

    The holidays are often billed as the most wonderful time of the year. The season brings to mind delicious food, shopping, and parties. Of course, all the fun comes with a lot of stress – and that’s without adding cancer into the mix. Cancer patients can feel additional pressure to have fun and may experience […]

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  • New approaches are giving patients with brain metastases a new outlook on survival

    Marc R. Mosbacher, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 30, 2018

    Most brain tumors start elsewhere in the body, as cancer of the lungs, breasts, colon, kidneys and melanoma (skin cancer) and spread to the brain. This is known as brain metastasis. In the past, patients who were treated with steroid therapy typically survived one to two months. For those who had whole-brain radiation therapy, the […]

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