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OncLive to Induct the 2018 Class of Giants of Cancer Care

From OncLive®

OncLive to Induct the 2018 Class of Giants of Cancer Care

Maurie Markman, MD, President of Medicine & Science at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), has been named among an elite group of 21 recipients of the OncLive® 2018 Giants of Cancer® award. 

A patient's power in opioid crisis

Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, Phoenix patient discusses how she felt empowered to not use opioids for her mastectomy, instead utilizing alternatives provided by her pain management team.

CTCA targeted treatment helps Bixby woman’s cancer fight

CTCA Tulsa breast cancer survivor Elaine Barber shared her cancer story and talked about how Intraoperative Radioactive Therapy (IORT) helped her. In addition, CTCA Tulsa oncologist Dr. Sagun Shrestha explained the treatment Elaine had along with breast cancer risks.

Special Care Unit nurse receives DAISY Award

Judy (JT) Charles, SCU, RN at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Tulsa, was recently recognized with a DAISY Award for her positive attitude and compassion with patients. CTCA is a hospital-partner with the international DAISY Award program, which highlights and rewards one nurse per quarter for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care demonstrated in their everyday work.

Targeted drugs for advanced cancer move from specialist units to community setting

This news release from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) highlights a presentation made by Ricardo H. Alvarez, MD, MSc, Medical Director of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Breast Cancer Institute and Director of Cancer Research at CTCA® Atlanta at the recent annual ESMO conference in Munich.

Can the keto diet help fight cancer?

In this Healthline article, Carolyn Lammersfeld, MBA, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Vice President of Integrative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, discusses keto diet research as it relates to cancer patients.

Cancer surgery advancements in Tulsa

Dr. Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, also known as Dr. Prag, discussed cancer surgery options and gave advice to patients who may be a candidate for surgery.

A surgeon's personal connection to breast reconstruction

Dr. Rola Eid, a plastic surgeon and the medical director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, is featured in this article about how she, as a young girl, watched the effects of breast cancer on her mother and how she now helps patients regain their confidence post-mastectomy.

Survivors celebrate five-year mark

Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa hosted its 23rd annual Celebrate Life event, honoring patients who have met their five-year survival mark. Honorees Roxanne Waling and Vonda Zimmerman shared their thoughts on what it means to them to reach this milestone. In addition, CTCA Tulsa President and CEO Jay Foley explained why the hospital hosts the annual event.

A review of immunotherapy in advanced bladder cancer

In this article in Oncology Times, David Topolsky, MD, Hematologist-Oncologist and Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Philadelphia, discusses various treatments for bladder cancer.

Introducing the HemOnc Times Editorial Board

Pamela Crilley, DO, Chair, CTCA® Department of Medical Oncology, was recently appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board for HemOnc Times, a new monthly supplement to Oncology Times, an independent clinical news source in hematology and oncology.