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

Marc R. Mosbacher, MD, a radiation oncologist at OHC

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... Read More

Giving Hope to Patients with Brain Tumors

OHC radiation oncologists Peter R. Fried, MD, Jeffrey I. Grass, MD, and Elizabeth H. Levick, MD

Gamma knife is giving new hope to patients with brain tumors. In the past, surgeons would remove most of the tumor, but not all because that could involve removing or affecting a small part of the brain. Now the technology with gamma knife allows... Read More

Program Helps Cancer Patients Avoid the Emergency Room

Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, Chief Medical Officer at OHC

Many cancer patients often seek care in an emergency room (ER) when they need help with symptoms related to their disease or, more often, their treatments. In most cases, these issues and concerns can be handled with a phone call to an experienced... Read More

Doctors find Advancements in the Treatment of Glioblastoma Encouraging

Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, Neuro-oncologist with OHC

Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer in adults. Most recently, the country lost Arizona Senator John McCain to this incurable type of cancer. Although there is still no cure, there have been some advances in the... Read More

Reduce Your Risk Now for Stomach Cancer

Cynthia Chua, MD, OHC Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

November is a month that is typically associated with food and eating. It’s also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates about 26,240 cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. Although stomach cancer is... Read More

Many caregivers find it a natural part of their lives to help a family member or friend with an illness. It allows them to show how much they love and respect their friend or loved one. Caregiving can mean helping with day-to-day activities such as... Read More

Can Acupuncture Help With Chemo Side Effects?

John F. Sacco, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute

Although there is no evidence that acupuncture can help treat or cure cancer, research does suggest that it can help relieve some symptoms and side effects of treatment. Researchers propose that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release... Read More

Protecting your skin is a year-round activity

Comments from Suzanne Partridge, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who serves as principal investigator for melanoma clinical trials research at OHC. Source: Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center for Skin Oncology

Just because the temperatures have dropped, it doesn’t mean we can forget about protecting our skin from the dangers associated with skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays can pass through those gray, overcast skies becoming especially dangerous for people... Read More

Targeted therapy allows doctors to more effectively treat cancer

Kurt P. Leuenberger, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at OHC

Targeted medicine, also known as personalized medicine, precision medicine, and genomic therapy, allows doctors to learn about a patient’s genetic makeup and how their tumor grows. They use this information to customize treatment specific to each... Read More

What are Carcinoid Tumors and Should I be Concerned?

Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC

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... Read More