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Lindenhurst nurse receives DAISY Award from CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has honored Catherine Pippin, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The LinkedIn for Cancer

Researchers have often wondered why a drug that failed for virtually all test patients will trigger a miraculous recovery for a tiny sample during some drug trials. The answers may lie in DNA, and with new genome-sequencing technologies it may soon be possible to pinpoint genetic mutations and other molecular abnormalities that play a role in some patients’ astounding recoveries.

Dr. Glen Weiss, director of clinical research and Phase I and Phase II clinical trials at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and a clinical associate professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, has also treated patients whose cancer took an unexpected trajectory.

Breakthrough treatment helps Peoria dad fight terminal cancer

A Peoria husband and father to 13 children found himself in the fight of his life, after being diagnosed in 2013 with stage 4 kidney cancer. The Perkins family turned to Goodyear and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America after learning his cancer had advanced to stage 4, and that another Valley medical center could not see them for another five to six weeks.

Glen Weiss, MD, oversees clinical research at CTCA. He has found a breakthrough treatment using something called immunotherapy.

Your Grudges May Be Killing You, What Science Says About Forgiveness

“Science has shown that chronic resentment can lead to higher blood pressure, increased tension and inflammation, and elevated cortisol levels.” Finding a way to forgive someone or one’s self can be difficult, especially when a cancer diagnosis is involved. Carl Williamson, Manager of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), and Katherine Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW, National Director of Mind-Body Medicine at CTCA , join other experts to discuss the importance of forgiveness and where to find support. Dwayne Bratcher also shares his journey of self-acceptance and forgiveness after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Ranked 4th Most Positively Perceived Brand in America By BrandIndex

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has ranked 4th out of more than 1,400 companies tracked in the widely acclaimed YouGov BrandIndex “Best Brand” survey during the first six months of 2015. CTCA is the only health care company to make it onto the list of top 10 brands, behind only Amazon, Netflix and YouTube, yet ranked ahead of such legendary brands as Apple, Google and Ford.

Sunburn Art: A Dangerous Trend

Dr. Laurence Altshuler explains the dangers of a new trend called sunburn art and how it can increase your risk of skin cancer.

The Benefits of an Alkaline Diet: Does it Really Work?

Kristen Trukova, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC, LDN, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center joins in on a discussion of alkaline diets and whether or not they work. Kristen offers some clues on the difference between acidic and alkaline diets, and how focusing on an alkaline diet can affect the body.

Middletown cancer survivor called ‘medical mystery’

At the age of 63, Paul Harris was diagnosed with stage IV tonsil cancer. At first, Harris decided to forgo treatment and instead change his diet and pray. Two years later, his cancer was still evident. That’s when Harris decided to seek a second opinion at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). After meeting with doctors at CTCA at Midwestern, he underwent radiation and chemotherapy. This past June, he joined 115 other cancer survivors at the hospital’s Celebrate Life® event, commemorating five years of survivorship.

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