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  • What are Carcinoid Tumors and Should I be Concerned?

    Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 14, 2018

    what are carcinoid tumors

    November is Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month and since not many people are aware of this condition, I’d like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this condition. What is carcinoid tumors/cancer? Carcinoid tumors (also called neuroendocrine tumors) are rare, slow-growing cancers that usually start in the lining of the digestive tract and […]

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  • Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

    Comments from Patrick Ward, MD, PhD, medical oncologist and co-director of research at OHC. Article by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    November 8, 2018

    triple negative breast cancer and immunotherapy

    A recent clinical trial could change the face of treatment for a very aggressive and stubborn form of breast cancer: triple-negative. Scientists found a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy boosts survival rates. Triple-negative breast cancer is so called since its cells lack receptors for two hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and one protein (HER2). In the […]

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  • Tobacco use: the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States

    David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, medical oncologist and hematologist, and co-director of research at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 2, 2018

    tobacco use

    In August of 2005, Peter Jennings lost his life to lung cancer. The well-known anchorman was a long-time smoker and just 67 when he died. While tragic, Jennings’ death brought renewed attention to a disease that kills an estimated one million people worldwide annually. In our country, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer […]

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  • Diets devoid of vegetables may cause colon cancer

    Comments from Joseph R. H. See, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Catharine Paddock, PhD, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 25, 2018

    vegetables colon cancer

    A new study emphasizes the importance of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale for a healthy digestive system to prevent colon cancer. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, England found that keeping mice on a diet rich in a compound known as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) — which comes from such […]

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  • 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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