• A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

    Comments by Evan Z. Lang, MD, MS, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 24, 2018

    pancreatic cancer drug metravert

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common and aggressive type of cancer, often develops resistance to treatments such as chemotherapy. However, a new drug tested in mice may be able to eliminate the cancer’s defenses. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma accounts for approximately 90 percent of pancreatic cancer cases, according to specialists. It’s the fourth leading cause of cancer-related […]

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  • Program Demonstrates Improved Patient Care and Significant Cost Savings

    Karyn Dyehouse, MD, medical oncologist, hematologist and Chief Medical Officer at OHC; David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, medical oncologist, hematologist and co-director of research at OHC; Molly Mendenhall, RN, BSN, Quality Manager at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 23, 2018

    oncology care model

    It started as a pilot created by The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS) to develop new payment and delivery models designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialty care. Among those specialty models is the Oncology Care Model, which aims to provide higher quality, more highly coordinated cancer care at the same […]

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  • New Drug May Improve Liver Cancer Therapy

    Comments from David Pratt, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC. Article by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 23, 2018

    FFW liver cancer therapy

    October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. For many health care providers, it can serve as a reminder that liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society, and it accounts for more than 600,000 deaths each year. It tends to grow and expand at a fast rate, so […]

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  • Improve Your Chances Against Bladder Cancer

    Benjamin T. Herms, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    bladder cancer warning signs

    This year in the United States, 81,190 men and women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 17,240 will die from the disease. This number could be reduced if people can recognize the signs of possible bladder cancer and contact their doctors immediately. The early warning signs include: Blood in the urine (slightly rusty to […]

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  • New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

    Comments from Zaw M. Bo, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at OHC. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 19, 2018

    cancer vaccine HER2

    New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2–positive (HER2-positive) holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. Excess amounts of the protein help cancer cells multiply […]

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  • Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

    Comments by John Sacco, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Article by Ana Sandoiu, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 17, 2018

    breast cancer omega 3 rich diet salmon

    New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents’ survival. A vast body of research hails the benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These healthful fats are found […]

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  • What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

    Comments from Jennifer Gerson, MD, radiation oncologist with OHC. Article by Nicole Galan, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 11, 2018

    radiation breast cancer

    If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your treatment will depend on many factors, including your age and overall health. Your doctor will help you decide on the best option for your specific condition. One common treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. It may be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery […]

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