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Read more about what’s happening at Texas Oncology and the newest advancements in cancer care. Here are the latest Texas Oncology news and stories highlighting local practices and patients. Select a search option below by cancer center, physician, media type and year and click the search button to find your results. Items in yellow are articles and items in blue are videos.

Kendra Scott Design Donates Jewelry as Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative

Publication: Community Impact Newspaper
11/15/2017
For the third year in a row, Austin-based jewelry company Kendra Scott Design held its Buy One, Gift One initiative during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the initiative launched in 2015, Kendra Scott has donated nearly 30,000 pieces of jewelry to those affected by breast cancer and raised $125,000 for research. Although the initiative delivers jewelry to breast cancer patients across the country, Scott made a personal visit on November 14 to Texas Oncology, which is across the street from her brand’s offices.
 

Matters of the Heart: How Values Bring Meaning to Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine
11/07/2017
The approach to cancer care is transforming so that what the patient “wants” is more likely to be what he or she gets. Cancer indeed changes many things in a patient’s life, but not the essence of who you are. Before, during, and after treatment, your personal values, perspectives, and cultural and religious beliefs are an important constant – the glue that holds you together during challenging times. Today, those values can also play a direct role in cancer care.

Advance Planning Minimized Storm Impact for Oncology Practices

Publication: OncLive
11/06/2017
Texas Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists knew their ability to recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma would hinge upon the work they did before either storm arrived. Acting on the warnings, both practices built on existing disaster plans already refined by experiences with several tropical storms each year.

A Chance Encounter in an Emergency Room Has Kept This Cancer Survivor Going

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
10/29/2017
Singing has been a vital part of Renate Duty’s life for over three decades. She even met her husband of 32 years, Jim, when they were singing in different gospel quartets. It was after a performance in July 2015 that Renate unexpectedly lost consciousness. She was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Harris Methodist Hospital and underwent an X-ray of her chest as well as a CT scan of her brain. The diagnosis was grim: Stage 4 breast cancer with brain and lung metastases.

How One Patient Stumbled Upon Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
10/29/2017
Damaged nerves behind her left eardrum, caused by head trauma, sent Ann to a specialist who prescribed a hearing aid. Ann considers what happened next providential. Leaving the office after her hearing aid appointment, Ann saw a sign reminding her to get her daily mammogram, so she went and immediately made an appointment that would prove to be the beginning of Ann's diagnosis.  

Vickie Evans: The Importance of Routine Screenings

Publication: The Austin American-Statesman 
10/22/2017
What’s so funny about cancer? For professional public speaker and improv comedienne Vickie Sokol Evans, a sense of humor and fearlessness required in performing comedy were essential to her successful fight against breast cancer.

Even though she had no family history of breast cancer or any symptoms, Vickie scheduled a mammogram in January 2017 after the unexpected passing of her mother three months earlier.

Family and Community Helped This Woman Overcome Two Terminal Cancer Diagnoses

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
10/22/2017
Hope and science. Both are crucial to fighting cancer. Just ask Dallas accountant Rhonda Jenkins, who faced and overcame not one, but two terminal cancer diagnoses. Thanks to recent advances in cancer treatment and Rhonda’s own fortitude, she has not only survived but, at age 63, she continues to work full-time and aims to inspire courage in others.

Brenda Jones Tompkins: Cancer Patient Looks Back With Gratitude

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
10/22/2017
Following her husband's advice, she called her gynecologist to discuss the symptom. After consulting with her gynecologist, Brenda was referred to Dr. Jennifer Snow, a breast surgeon at Texas Breast Specialists–Southwest Fort Worth, a part of Texas Oncology. The surgeon was highly recommended by other women who had breast procedures.

Sisters-In-Law Fight Breast Cancer With Local Support

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram
10/20/2017
When Connie Rubio started treatment for breast cancer, her sister-in-law, Tessie, offered support. Just months later, Tessie was diagnosed with the disease. The sisters-in-law have undergone treatments at Texas Oncology – Midland Allison Cancer Center and want others to realize they don’t have to go out of town for care. Connie said staying locally has given her loved ones a chance to see her go through daily tasks

Thyroid Cancer Discussion with Dr. Claude Denham and Dr. Robert Mennel

Publication: KZMP-FM FunAsia (Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX) 
10/16/2017
​Dr. Claude Denham & Dr. Robert Mennel of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods for thyroid cancer with the hosts and listeners of DocTalk Live, a radio show dedicated to educating the DFW area on all aspects of healthcare.

Texas Oncology on Breast Cancer Awareness

Publication: KTBC-TV, Austin
10/15/2017
Dr. Bridget O'Brien, a breast surgical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Cedar Park, visited KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to dispel myths, emphasize prevention methods and discuss screening recommendations related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Sarah Martinez: Gratitude and Attitude to Conquer Cancer

Publication: The Austin-American Statesman
10/15/2017
Enduring cancer twice requires more than advanced treatment and smart medical teams. It takes a community of support caring, eager to help, and nearby. Just ask Sarah Martinez. Five years after a valiant and successful breast cancer fight, Sarah was charging full steam ahead with her life, working on a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Then, just five weeks after completing the fifth year of follow-up hormone treatment, Sarah discovered a lump in her armpit (axilla). She was diagnosed with Stage IIIC breast cancer in February 2017.

Cancer Patient Learns Caring for Yourself Is a Gift to Others

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
10/15/2017
Like countless other women, Angie Girgenti put off getting her annual mammogram. Life was hectic for the 45-year-old, who was still reeling from the sudden death of her husband, Nick, two days after Christmas 2013. The gregarious, "full of life Italian" suffered a heart attack while sleeping.

How One Woman's Brush with Breast Cancer Changed Her Perspective on Preventive Health

Publication: Dallas Morning News
10/15/2017
Throughout her adult life, Karen Kissinger avoided doctors, checkups and mammograms due to her fibrocystic breast disease, which causes lumpy, fibrous, noncancerous tissues to form in the breasts. She even put off performing self-examinations because she was unable to tell one lump from another.

More Than a Number: Putting Cancer Statistics Into Perspective

Publication: Healthy Magazine
10/09/2017
We live in the so called Information Age where statistical figures abound. But when it comes to the breadth and scope of cancer, putting those statistics into perspective is helpful. For example, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 1.68 million new cancer cases will be identified in the U.S. this year. Sounds like a lot. But what if I told you 1.68 million people is nearly the size of the city populations of San Antonio, Waco, and Temple, Texas, combined?

October Has Us Thinking Pink

Publication: Healthy Magazine
10/09/2017
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with about a quarter million new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Each October, breast cancer awareness month promotes awareness of the disease and the need for more research into cures, as well as to celebrate breakthroughs in treatment that helped create more than 3 million survivors in the U.S.

Hope and Optimism Help Busy Mom Cope with Stage IV Breast Cancer

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
10/08/2017
Texas Oncology patient, Monica Patrick knew something was off when she noticed a small area swelling under her arm. After a sharp pain in her arm, she began to seek medical help to determine the pain's cause.

Mother and Daughter Make for One Incredible Cancer Support System

Publication: Dallas Morning News
10/08/2017
Mother and daughter duo, Becky and April Done, have been each other’s support system as the two fought their individual battles with breast cancer. April, diagnosed in 2013, is cancer-free after extensive treatment. In the summer of 2016, Becky learned that she had Stage 2 inflammatory breast cancer. Dr. Heidi Jordan at Texas Oncology—Grapevine — the same doctor who treated April — designed Becky’s treatment plan.

Linda Cummins and Bekah Thomas: Teaming Up Against Breast Cancer on the Tennis Court

Publication: The Austin American-Statesman
10/08/2017
For Linda Cummins and Bekah Thomas, their bond on the tennis court strengthened them for their fights against breast cancer. Dr. Debra Patt, Dr. Beth Hellerstedt, and Dr. Heather King have led the charge on fighting the two women’s breast cancer. 

Jolanta Chichon: Breast Cancer Screenings Essential to Save Lives

Publication: Denton Record-Chronicle 
10/04/2017
In the U.S., one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. News and information about breast cancer has helped increase awareness about the disease tremendously. While awareness of breast cancer has improved, the disease unfortunately remains the second-deadliest cancer among American women.

Lung Cancer Discussion With Dr. Claude Denham and Dr. Kartik Konduri

Publication: KZMP-FM FunAsia (Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX)
10/02/2017

Dr. Claude Denham & Dr. Kartik Konduri of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods for lung cancer with the hosts and listeners of DocTalk Live, a radio show dedicated to educating the DFW area on all aspects of healthcare.

Karen Phillips: Fighting for Life's Milestone Moments

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/01/2017
During Karen Phillips’ battle against breast cancer she enjoyed her 70th birthday, celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary and inspired others to fight for life’s milestone moments. After completing chemotherapy treatment under the care of medical oncologist Dr. Laurence Tokaz and radiation oncologist Dr. Catherine Wu, Karen marked another major milestone with a pink party for 50 friends and family members.

Cancer survivor Elizabeth Stepp is determined to go the distance

Publication: Dallas Morning News, Dallas
10/01/2017

The first Dallas pink pages story of 2017 features Elizabeth Stepp, an avid runner and a patient of Dr. Thomas and Dr. Juturi. Elizabeth overcame the shock of learning she had Stage 3 invasive lobular carcinoma and decided to run through the pain rather than away from it, and plans to cross the finish line at this year’s prestigious Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8.

Army Veteran Winning Her Battle with Breast Cancer

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth
10/01/2017

The first featured patient of the Start Telegram’s pink pages segment is Tiffany Lowery, an army veteran and patient of Dr. Sanjay Oommen. Months before her own diagnosis, Tiffany’s 6-year-old son was diagnosed with lymphoma, but thanks to the support of family and physicians, she and her son are both now in remission.

When the Elephant in the Room Is Pink

Publication: Fort Bend Focus, Stafford
10/01/2017
October is a time to celebrate breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment that helped create more than 3 million survivors in the U.S. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but the average five year survival rate for breast cancer is 89 percent.

Immunotherapy: The Next Frontier in Cancer Treatment

Publication: AARP The Magazine
10/01/2017
Researchers are unlocking the cellular secrets behind cancer to create promising discoveries in immunotherapy. Considered to be the next frontier in cancer treatment, immunotherapy drugs leverage the human body's built-in, disease-fighting systems, allowing it to pack a super punch against foreign invaders. The growth of cancer cells is slowed or stopped entirely and the cancer cannot spread as a result. 

CMS's Oncology Care Model Has Issues, But Participants Say Care Has Improved

Publication: Specialty Pharmacy News
09/30/2017
A little more than 14 months after CMS launched its Oncology Care Model (OCM) with 17 health insurers and 196 physician group practices, the experience seems to be mostly a positive one for participants. Although there have been a few challenges since the program’s July 1, 2016, start, participants agree that the model promotes high-quality care.

Outstanding Educator: Gatesville ISD's Pat Aslin

Publication: KCEN-TV, Waco
09/29/2017
Channel 6 News named Pat Aslin the first Outstanding Educator of the 2017-2018 school year. Representatives from Gatesville ISD joined Pat's husband, son and oncologist Dr. Carl Chakmakjian in surpirsing Pat after a chemo treatment. 

A Doctor's Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Breast Cancer

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM  (Columbus, Texas) 
09/26/2017
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan joins Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss breast cancer on "The Doctor's Point of View" radio show. Dr. Meeneghan talks about modern screening methods and recommendations, the impact of family history, symptoms and treatment options leading into Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

New Blood Test Detecting Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
09/16/2017
Dr. Rebecca Wiatrek, a surgical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, visited KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to discuss the potential impact of a new blood test that could one day detect cancer long before the first symptoms appear. Early detection is key to being able to cure cancer, and the technology capability to look at blood for signs of the most common cancer types could change the way people are screened in the next five to 10 years. 

Oncology Care Model: Delivering Better Care

Publication: First Report Managed Care
09/15/2017
Just over a year after The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation's Oncology Care Model (OCM) was rolled out in 192 practices across the United States, participating practices are reporting improvements to quality of care and reductions in emergency room visits for cancer patients as a result of the model.

How Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Can Get Help in Dallas

Publication: Dallas Morning News, Dallas
09/05/2017
For those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, there are several resources in Dallas ready to offer assistance, including shelter, FEMA disaster assistance, business resources, temporary housing, insurance, legal assistance, medical assistance, mental health assistance, pet care, schooling, tax relief, and transportation. Texas Oncology was named among the groups offering medical assistance.

Revolutionizing the Patient Experience Through Next-Generation Cancer Care

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review
09/05/2017
Dr. Sandhya Bejjanki of Texas Oncology−Cleburne shares how new innovations and approaches, like immunotherapy, are helping patients win the fight against cancer.

Voice of the Patient

Publication: Texas Standard
09/05/2017

Texas Oncology patient in Corpus Christi tells her story about coming to Austin when she evacuated Corpus Christi before Hurricane Harvey hit. Texas Oncology transferred her treatment to Austin to enable her to continue treatment as usual. She goes on to say she was very glad she did not miss chemo because she worried that her cancer cells “would get very busy” if she went without treatment.

Corpus Christi Native Flees Home to Continue Chemotherapy in Austin

Publication: Texas Standard, Austin
09/05/2017
Evelyn Weatherbie decided to stay put when she heard Harvey was headed for her hometown, Corpus Christi. Though she wanted to remain close to care in Houston, she agreed eventually to evacuate to Austin, accepting that she would most likely miss chemo. But Weatherbie was able to continue her treatment at Texas Oncology in Austin. She looks forward to returning home and getting back to her old “very active” self.

Cancer Center Takes in Houston Patients Statewide Following Hurricane Harvey

Publication: KHOU-TV, Houston
09/04/2017
Major parts of Houston continue to see extreme flood damage, including hospitals and clinics. That's why Texas Oncology is opening up 13 locations statewide for Harvey victims, including one in North Austin. Staff at Texas Oncology-North Austin have already accepted patients over the last few days, including Ray Buvia who explains the obstacles to care facing impacted communities. Texas Oncology-North Austin’s Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo also weighs in on the importance of offering care in the midst of a crises. 

Cancer Center Takes In Houston Patients Statewide Following Hurricane Harvey

Publication: khou.com (Website of KHOU-TV), Houston
09/04/2017
​Major parts of Houston continue to see extreme flood damage, including hospitals and clinics. That's why Texas Oncology is opening up 13 locations statewide for Harvey victims, including one in North Austin. Staff at Texas Oncology-North Austin have already accepted patients over the last few days, including Ray Buvia who explains the obstacles to care facing impacted communities. Texas Oncology-North Austin’s Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo also weighs in on the importance of offering care in the midst of a crises. 

Cancer Center Takes in Houston Patients Statewide Following Hurricane Harvey

Publication: KVUE-TV (Austin)
09/03/2017
Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, took over Ray Buvia’s esophageal cancer care after flooding from Hurricane Harvey prevented him from beginning treatment in Houston as planned. Dr. Jaramillo spoke to KVUE-TV about catering to displaced cancer patients who are in need of exams, treatments and other care services that are available to them at 13 Central Texas locations.

Cancer Survivors of Hurricane Harvey Need Help

Publication: HuffPost
09/02/2017
As a result of Hurricane Harvey, many patients have had their chemotherapy and radiation treatments halted, their surgeries postponed, and their follow up appointments for care and services placed on hold indefinitely. For cancer patients in need, there are several services available including Texas Oncology, The Cancer Support Community, and PRMA Plastic Surgery.

Texas Oncology to Cancer Patients Who Have Been Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Publication: Mesquite News
09/02/2017

Displaced cancer patients due to Hurricane Harvey can find help through Texas Oncology. With more than 170 locations across the state, displaced cancer patients can contact Texas Oncology for temporary relocation of treatment.

Texas Oncology Opens Clinics For Storm-Displaced Cancer Patients

Publication: D CEO Healthcare, Dallas
09/01/2017
Dallas-based Texas Oncology is opening its facilities across the state to help storm-displaced cancer patients with their treatments. According to the practice, Texas Oncology will provide individualized care for patients to get back-on-track with their chemotherapy and other treatments.

Dr. Holmes on Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer

Publication: OncLive
09/01/2017

Frankie Ann Holmes, M.D., a physician at Texas Oncology, discusses neoadjuvant endocrine therapy for patients with breast cancer. Dr. Holmes explains that some patients do not choose to receive chemotherapy for tumors that are too large to remove by surgery and how some types of breast cancer may respond to deprivation of estrogen more than chemotherapy.

Read the full story from OncLive.

Dialysis and Cancer Patients Displaced By Harvey Seek Care

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC), Dallas
09/01/2017
Right now, one of the most pressing medical needs in the wake of Harvey is getting people to dialysis and cancer treatment. Texas Oncology is working to deliver care to evacuees in need.

Advanced Practice Providers: A Pivotal Role In Cancer Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine
09/01/2017

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you know there are many people involved in cancer care. 

When the Elephant in the Room Is Pink

Publication: Absolutely Brazos!
09/01/2017
October is a time to celebrate breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment that helped create more than 3 million survivors in the U.S. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but the average five year survival rate for breast cancer is 89 percent. When cancer is located only in the breast, the survival rate is 99 percent.That’s progress worthy of all the pink ‘everywhere’ that occurs each October. 

Texas Oncology Helps Displaced Patients

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC, Austin)
08/31/2017
Texas Oncology is offering help to hurricane victims with cancer. There are more than 170 Texas locations now available for patients who need to temporarily relocate their treatment and care services. Anyone who is interested should contact Texas Oncology.

 

Hurricane Harvey: Austin Medical Centers Treating Evacuated Patients

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
08/31/2017
The Austin medical community has been opening its doors to Hurricane Harvey evacuees from around South and Southeast Texas all week. Dr. Debra Pratt, a vice president at Texas Oncology and a breast cancer specialist, encourages people who have been cut off from their regular treatment to call Texas Oncology. Its sites can accommodate them, she says, and will work with them to find their records either by accessing MD Anderson’s patient portal or by Texas Oncology’s own records.

Texas Oncology Assisting Cancer Patients Affected by Harvey

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC, Amarillo)
08/30/2017
Texas Oncology is offering help to hurricane victims with cancer. There are more than 170 Texas locations now available for patients who need to temporarily relocate their treatment and care services. Anyone who is interested should contact Texas Oncology.

How to Find Critical Medical Care if you’re a Hurricane Survivor

Publication: PBS NEWSHOUR
08/30/2017

Following a hurricane or other natural disaster, it can often be difficult for cancer and dialysis patients to proceed with treatments as normal. PBS NEWSHOUR shares how the medical community is trying to help support Harvey victims as many of them struggle to find appropriate medical care. In response, Texas Oncology has established a triage hotline — 1-888-864-4226 — to help cancer patients find the closest facility to where they are.

Read the full story at PBS NEWSHOUR.

Houston Cancer Centers Weather Tropical Storm Harvey

Publication: Cure Magazine, New Jersey
08/29/2017
Oncology care centers in Tropical Storm Harvey’s path close down locations, provide off-site care and update patients via their websites and social media. Texas Oncology, a string of cancer centers across the state, also had to close dozens of their centers on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday.

New Comprehensive Cancer Center Shows Increasing Demand for Care

Publication: Rivard Report, San Antonio
08/16/2017
Texas Oncology has opened the doors to its new comprehensive outpatient cancer center near the South Texas Medical Center, adding to San Antonio’s already robust cancer-care market. Dr. Roger Lyons of Texas Oncology – San Antonio said that this new center has state-of-the art facilities, research and treatment that often goes unnoticed in the area.

New San Antonio Cancer Center Battling Rising Demand for Care

Publication: San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio
08/11/2017
Texas Oncology has invested roughly $12 million in its new San Antonio cancer center, but it will not likely be the last campus built in San Antonio. A growing demand for cancer care in the area suggests Texas Oncology may be compelled to expand to keep pace with growing need.

Raising Funds for a New Cancer-Fighting Tool

Publication: Greenville Herald Banner, Greenville 
08/11/2017

Sharing the News About Your Diagnosis

Publication: Healthy Magazine
08/07/2017
Sharing the news of your cancer diagnosis is a personal decision. Dr. Billie Marek of Texas Oncology–McAllen explains that however emotionally challenging, it often is an important moment when patients see a caring community of support emerge – people who will be a source of strength and help by your side. 

Changing Lives: Celebrating 30 Years of Cancer Care in Brownsville

Publication: Healthy Magazine
08/07/2017
Since Texas Oncology–Brownsville opened its doors 30 years ago, the only cancer center within the city limits has impacted the lives of thousands of patients who, because of the physicians and technology available, are now able to say they survived a cancer diagnosis.

FDA approves first new drug to treat sickle cell disease in more than 20 years

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS), Austin, TX
08/03/2017
Texas Oncology–Round Rock sickle cell patient Michael Loiacono has new hope after FDA approves Endira. Hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. Beth Hellerstedt says the first new drug for sickle cell treatment in more than 20 years has the potential to reduce frequency of painful incidents for many patients.

Breaking Down the Details of Sen. John McCain’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: D CEO Healthcare, Dallas
08/03/2017
We join the millions of Americans in expressing support for Sen. John McCain and his family following the news of his brain cancer diagnosis. Dr. Mangona of Texas Center for Proton Therapy answers common questions and concerns about the prevalence of this type of cancer, its risk factors, and treatment options here in Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Laser Focus for Texas Center for Proton Therapy

Publication: NTX Magazine, Dallas-Fort Worth
07/24/2017
Proton therapy has shown benefit for the treatment of cancers and tumors of the brain, head and neck, lung, breast, lymphoma, liver and prostate. Dr. Andrew Lee of Texas Center for Proton Therapy says that proton therapy not only treats tumors but minimizes exposure to surrounding normal tissues, delivering targeted radiation to tumors with extraordinary precision. Dr. Lee says that TCPT combines the most advanced technology available with a world-class team of expert health care providers, physicians, and physicists.

Paving the Way for Community-Based Cancer Research

Publication: Mesquite News
07/03/2017
Dr. Sheila Haffar, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Mesquite discusses the importance of having a community-based cancer research program that offers leading-edge clinical trials to patients near their homes and loved ones, requiring no more travel or disruption than an afternoon shopping trip. Gone are the days of traveling hundreds of miles to receive the best, most innovative cancer treatment, thanks to Texas Oncology. 

Keilah Radio: Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo on Skin Cancer

Publication: 106.5 FM Keilah Radio (Austin)
07/01/2017
Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin North, visited Keilah Radio’s morning show to discuss skin cancer detection, symptoms, prevention and treatment with the station’s Spanish speaking-audience. Dr. Jaramillo discusses both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, the importance of self examinations and elaborated on her experience treating skin cancer in the Austin community.  
 
This interview was conducted in Spanish.

See Tyler Woman's Epic Post-Chemo Celebration

Publication: KYTX (CBS, Tyler)
06/30/2017
Texas Oncology-Tyler breast cancer patient Wendy Freden went viral for celebrating the end of chemotherapy by punching the cancer bell instead of ringing it. Wendy highlights what this moment meant to her and her oncologist, Dr. Sasha Vukelja, discusses the importance of self-breast exams to increase early detection.

She Marked the End of Chemo in the Best Way

Publication: USA Today
06/29/2017
After four rounds of chemo and a double mastectomy, Texas Oncology-Tyler patient Wendy Freden knew she didn't just want to ring the bell that signifies the end of treatment, she wanted to "punch it off the wall." Videos and photos capture the celebratory moment perfectly. 

TJC Coach Trying New Cancer Treatment

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler) 
06/28/2017
Local Tyler Junior College football coach Danny Palmer shares his experience using a new, FDA-approved cancer drug that's helping treat his chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Meriam Eakin, a retired school librarian in Tyler, has a similar success story using Imbruvica, being part of its clinical trial at Texas Oncology-Tyler led by Dr. Donald Richards, before the drug became FDA approved.

Health Watch: A Guide to Understanding Palliative Cancer Care

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review 
06/27/2017
When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, understanding the way forward means knowing your options. It may also mean preparing for your future. Dr. Sandhya Bejjanki of Texas Oncology-Cleburne shares the benefits of palliative care and the importance of having conversations to prepare for your future healthcare decisions. 

Story of Rare Breast Cancer that Looks Like Sunburn, Saves Nurse's Life

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas
06/26/2017
WFAA Reporter Jason Whitely describes how one woman's story about inflammatory breast cancer may have saved another woman's life by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms, prompting Kate Watts to visit her doctor. She caught the cancer early enough to treat it under the care of Dr. Sanjay Oommen at Texas Oncology-Fort Worth 12th Ave.

Renal and Bladder Cancer Discussion with Dr. Asad Dean and Dr. Stephen Richey

Publication: KZMP-FM FunAsia (Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX) 
06/26/2017
Dr. Asad Dean and Dr. Stephen Richey of Texas Oncology–Fort Worth 12th Ave. discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods for both renal and bladder cancer with the hosts and listeners of DocTalk Live, a radio show dedicated to educating the DFW area on all aspects of healthcare.

Philip Durst: From Months to Live to Living His Dream

Publication: Austin American-Statesman (Austin)
06/25/2017
Almost two years after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and given 4-6 months to live, Philip Durst calls himself the “luckiest cancer victim alive.” At the recommendation of Dr. Jeff Yorio, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, Durst joined a clinical trial combining two immunotherapy drugs that had not previously been approved for use together – allowing him to be present and healthy for the birth of his granddaughter. Today, he has no metastatic activity.

To Reduce Skin Cancer Risk, First Avoid the Burn

Publication: Denton Record-Chronicle
06/24/2017
With new melanoma cases among American adults more than tripling since the 1970s, according to the National Cancer Institute, preventing one's risk is more important than ever. Melissa Rodriguez, a nurse practitioner at Texas Oncology-Denton, shares tips for preventing skin cancer risk and avoiding sun burns altogether.

North Texas Oncologist Shares Takeaway From Conference

Publication: Mesquite News
06/24/2017
Texas Oncology's Dr. Tobenna Nwizu shares highlights from this year’s ASCO conference and how innovations and findings are changing how cancer is treated.

A New and Exciting Form of Cancer Treatment

Publication: Killeen Daily Herald
06/20/2017
During Immunotherapy Month, Dr. Courtney Yau, an oncologist with Texas Oncology-Harker Heights, highlights the benefits of immunotherapy in comparison to other forms of treatment, such as chemotherapy. Some forms of immunotherapy treatments are only available through clinical trials, but others are available in the Killeen area - at Texas Oncology-Harker Heights - saving residents a trip to larger cities.

Mark McLaughlin: Staying Fit for the Fight Against Brain Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
06/18/2017
Mark McLaughlin visited the emergency room for an unusually sharp headache, where he was diagnosed with glioblastoma mutliforme – an aggressive, baseball-sized tumor in his brain. McLaughlin’s tumor was removed, and he received treatment from neuro-oncologist Dr. Morris D. Groves at the Austin Brain Tumor Center. McLaughlin, a former Wall Street bond trader, has maintained a strict fitness regime following his cancer diagnosis, and he impacts those around him by continuously inspiring hope with a positive attitude. 

Hellerstedt: Paving The Way For Community-Based Cancer Research

Publication: Round Rock Leader, Round Rock, TX
06/15/2017
Dr. Beth Hellerstedt, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–Round Rock, elaborates on Texas Oncology’s commitment to providing patients with pioneering cancer research opportunities accessible in their own communities. 

8th Annual Tyler's Dam That Cancer Raises Over $650,000

Publication: SUP Magazine
06/15/2017

Dr. Jeff Yorio, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, paddled with a team of Texas Oncology staff members in support of Flatwater Foundation's mission to provide mental health services to those affected by cancer diagnosis. Flatwater Foundation raised over $650,000 during this annual fundraising event.

Need Another Reason to Breastfeed? Study Finds It Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Publication: austin360 Parenting Blog, Austin, TX
06/13/2017
Dr. Angela Kueck, a gynecologic oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin North and St. David's North Austin Medical Center, was interviewed by the austin360 Parenting Blog about the connection between breastfeeding and reduced risk of endometrial, ovarian and breast cancers in women.

TYLER's Dam That Cancer

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
06/11/2017
Dr. Jeff Yorio, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, joined Flatwater Foundation founder Mark Garza on the “Good Day Austin” set at KTBC-TV’s studio to discuss the TYLER’s Dam That Cancer standup paddling event which raises funds to provide cancer patients and their loved ones with access to mental health therapy. Cancer isn’t an easy experience to navigate, but the right resources can bring peace to families coping with cancer, so they can focus on treatment instead of the mental challenges of a diagnosis.

Travis Campbell: Treating a Patient With Patience

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
06/11/2017

While coaching his son’s soccer team, Travis Campbell first experienced subtle back pain that ultimately led to a multiple myeloma diagnosis — a rare form of blood cancer that occurs in plasma cells and attacks the immune system while also eroding bones.

Texas Oncology Expands with New Cancer Center

Publication: San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio
06/08/2017

Texas Oncology opened its newest comprehensive care center in San Antonio, which will serve as the city's largest cancer treatment facility.

Dick Ellis: Broadcasting a Message of Prevention

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
06/04/2017
Dick Ellis was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer just before his 67th birthday, but this longtime news anchor and radio personality put up a profound fight with support from his cancer care team led by Dr. Darren Kocs, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–Round Rock. Ellis’ mission is to highlight the importance of routine screening procedures, like colonoscopies, for men and women age 50 and older with an average risk for developing colorectal cancer. Dick is responding well to his treatments, and his most recent CT scan came back clear. 

What All Men Need to Know About Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen 
06/01/2017

Cancer affects men in all walks of life and doesn’t discriminate by age. One in two men will develop some type of cancer in his lifetime. Even for cancers typically diagnosed in later years, like lung cancer, prevention begins early.

Paving the Way for Community-Based Cancer Research

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen 
06/01/2017
Leading-edge clinical trials, accessible to patients near their homes and loved ones, requiring no more travel or disruption than an afternoon shopping trip, is the very real image of community-based oncology research.

New Center For Cancer Treatment

Publication: WOAI-TV (NBC), San Antonio
05/31/2017
Dr. Manuel Santiago, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–San Antonio Medical Center, hosted WOAI-TV (NBC) for a behind-the-scenes tour of Texas Oncology’s newest comprehensive care center in San Antonio. The 40,000 square foot facility will serve as San Antonio’s largest cancer treatment facility and has the capacity to serve more than 300 patients a day, enhancing the opportunity to receive high-quality care near the needed support of loved ones.

San Antonio's Largest Cancer Center

Publication: KABB-TV (FOX), San Antonio
05/31/2017
Dr. Manuel Santiago, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–San Antonio Medical Center, hosted KABB-TV (FOX) for a behind-the-scenes tour of Texas Oncology’s newest comprehensive care center in San Antonio. The facility features a spacious healing garden for chemotherapy treatment that is completely open to the outdoors and nature. Texas Oncology–San Antonio Medical Center also offers services for patients with blood disorders. 

New Oncology Center

Publication: KVDA-TV (Telemundo), San Antonio
05/31/2017
Dr. Manuel Santiago, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–San Antonio Medical Center, hosted Telemundo San Antonio for a behind-the-scenes tour of Texas Oncology’s newest comprehensive care center in San Antonio. The 40,000 square foot facility will serve as San Antonio’s largest cancer treatment facility and will offer leading-edge imaging and radiation treatment as well as advanced medical, surgical and hematologic oncology services.

Men's Health: Prostate and Testicular Cancer Discussion with Dr. Dean Asad of Texas Oncology

Publication: KZMP-FM FunAsia (Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX)
05/22/2017

Dr. Asad Dean of Texas Oncology–Fort Worth 12th Ave. discussed risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods for both prostate and testicular cancer with the hosts and listeners of DocTalk Live, a radio show dedicated to educating the DFW area on all aspects of healthcare.

Surviving Cancer: The Susan Ellsworth Story

Publication: KYTX-TV (CBS, Tyler)
05/12/2017
CBS19 in Tyler highlights the breast cancer survivor story of Texas Oncology-Tyler employee Susan Ellsworth. Dr. Vukelja is featured, sharing what makes Susan’s story unique as an oncology caregiver and an advocate for patients, sharing tips based on personal experience. 

Taking Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
05/11/2017

NBC Medical Reporter Bianca Castro interviewed Dr. Lance Cowey on the topic of skin cancer. Dr. Cowey discusses the prevalence of skin cancer, provides tips for prevention and highlights treatment options, including immunotherapy.

Fox 4 Investigates: Colon Cancer in the Younger Generation

Publication: KBTV-TV (FOX), Beaumont
05/09/2017
Dr. L. Andy Chen, a radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Beaumont and Texas Oncology–Beaumont Mamie McFaddin Ward Cancer Center, was interviewed by the investigative team at KBTV-TV about a recent American Cancer Society study that reported an increase in incidences of colon and rectal cancers in young adults.

6 News Investigates: Colon Cancer in Young People

Publication: KFDM-TV (CBS), Beaumont
05/09/2017
Dr. L. Andy Chen, a radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Beaumont and Texas Oncology–Beaumont Mamie McFaddin Ward Cancer Center, was interviewed by the investigative team at KFDM-TV about a recent American Cancer Society study that reported an increase in incidences of colon and rectal cancers in young adults.

Tips for recognizing Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas, TX
05/02/2017
Dr. Alison Laidley, FACS of Texas Breast Specialists–Dallas was interviewed by WFAA-TV about the signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer.

No Lump, No Tumor: The Breast Cancer Disguised as a Skin Rash

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas)
05/01/2017
Texas Oncology patient Jennifer Cordts shares her journey through a recent inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis. Jennifer first recognized a slight discoloration of her breast and began seeking answers. Since being diagnosed, her mission is to educate men and women of the signs and symptoms of this rare disease and continue fighting alongside her family and her physician, Dr. Joyce O’Shaughnessy.

A Guide to Understanding Palliative Cancer Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen 
05/01/2017

When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, understanding the way forward means knowing your options. It may also mean preparing for what can feel like an uncertain future.

Leading a Healthy Summer Lifestyle

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen 
05/01/2017

The long days and the slower pace of summer makes it the perfect season to jumpstart improving your health, inside and out. By making simple changes to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, women can realize the full range of healthful benefits the season offers.

What Women and Men Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
04/29/2017

In honor of the Komen Race for the Cure on May 13 in Tyler, Texas, Dr. Svetislava Vukelja provided some helpful information regarding breast cancer risk and preventative measures to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer for both men and women.

Survivors and Oncology Caregivers Prepared for the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler)
04/29/2017
Texas Oncology-Tyler employee  Cindy Hughes and another woman who works in the oncology field in Tyler, share their breast cancer survivor stories and discuss the importance of early detection.

Immunotherapy Gives Doctors New Weapon Against Oral Cancer

Publication: KCEN-TV (NBC), Waco, TX
04/19/2017

Dr. Thomas Harris of Texas Oncology–Waco was interviewed by KCEN-TV about a new form of cancer treatment, immunotherapy, and how it helps fight oral cancer, as well as other cancer types.

A Roadmap to Cancer Care: Patient Navigation

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne
04/18/2017
Recieving a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Figuring out what's next can be challenging, too. Texas Oncology talks with Healthy Magazine about the importance of helping patients navigate through their cancer journey. It's vital in the cancer care process for patients to ask questions, pay attention to how they feel and share the journey.

Keilah Radio: Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, Lung Cancer

Publication: 106.5 FM Keilah Radio (Austin)
04/18/2017
Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin North, visited Keilah Radio’s morning show to discuss lung cancer prevention, detection and treatment with the station’s Spanish speaking-audience. Dr. Jaramillo also suggested several smoking cessation methods for listeners who might be smokers, detailed patient case studies and elaborated on her experience treating lung cancer in the Austin community.  

Cancer Doesn’t Care Where You Live

Publication: AARP
04/17/2017

Patients don’t have to choose between high-quality care and proximity to their hometown because cancer doesn’t care where you live. That’s why Texas Oncology was founded 30 years ago with this notion in mind.

Texas Oncology Plans New Cancer Center in Fort Worth Medical District

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth
04/11/2017
Cancer patients in the Fort Worth area will have a much larger facility where they can receive treatments next year. 

Arlington Oncology Doctor Discusses HPV Study

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC), Dallas-Fort Worth
04/07/2017

NBC-DFW interviewed Dr. Scott Fleischauer of Texas Oncology-North Arlington on the topic of a recently released HPV study. Dr. Fleischauer explains how HPV is contracted, its prevalence in the U.S., the statistics related to the cancer-causing strains and when to get the vaccine as a preventative measure. 

Keilah Radio: Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, Prostate Cancer

Publication: 106.5 FM Keilah Radio (Austin)
04/04/2017
Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin North, visited Keilah Radio’s morning show to discuss prostate cancer detection and treatment with the station’s Spanish-speaking audience. Dr. Jaramillo also highlighted various testing methods, urged men to use their doctors as resources and reminded listeners of how easily preventable prostate cancer is.
 

A Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Colon Cancer

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM  (Columbus, Texas)
04/04/2017
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan joins Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss colon cancer on "The Doctor's Point of View" radio show. Dr. Meeneghan talks about colon cancer development, treatment and screening procedures like colonoscopies.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Hosts Annual IBA Proteus Users Meeting

Publication: Irving Chamber of Commerce, Irving
04/03/2017
The Irving Chamber of Commerce highlighted Texas Center for Proton Therapy as a co-host of the annual IBA Users Meeting. As hosts of this meeting, the Center, technology and staff are considered one of the world's leading proton centers.

State of Cancer Care: Opportunities and Challenges

Publication: OBR Green
04/01/2017
Dr. Lalon Wilfong, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas, was featured in an OBR Green article covering results and implications from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recent report on the state of cancer care in America.

Targeting Tumors: Radiation Delivers Precise Treatments

Publication: Bay Area Health & Wellness Magazine
04/01/2017
Texas Oncology's Dr. Vivek Kavadi talks about the advancements in radiation from internal and external radiation to its increasingly accurate precision.

Consolidated Care

Publication: FW Inc., Fort Worth
04/01/2017
Texas Oncology is building a new cancer center, expected to open in spring 2018. The new facility, located at 500 Henderson St., will occupy three of the four stories in the 100,000-square-foot buildin, with the fourth story used as a physician office space. With a new cancer care facility comes the opportunity to purchase updated equipment, as well as design spaces that are accomodating and comfortable for patients.

A Roadmap to Cancer Care: Patient Navigation

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
04/01/2017
Recieving a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Figuring out what's next can be challenging, too. Texas Oncology's Joseph Litam talks with Healthy Magazine about the importance of helping patients navigate through their cancer journey. Dr. Litam encourages patients to ask questions, pay attention to how they feel and share the journey.

Scientists, Technicians From Across Globe Attend Proton User Meeting

Publication: Irving Rambler, Irving
03/30/2017

The Irving Rambler highlighted Irving-based Texas Center for Proton Therapy as the selected host of this year’s IBA Users Meeting. As hosts of this meeting, the Center, technology and staff are considered one of the world’s leading proton centers.

Proton Therapy Helps Treat Cancer in North Texas

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC), Dallas-Fort Worth
03/29/2017

NBC 5 highlighted the innovative, impactful care that proton therapy provides patients, especially those with rare or complicated cases. The story featured Dr. Jared Sturgeon, who discussed the center’s expertise and provided an explanation of proton therapy and its benefits. Additionally, the power behind proton therapy is featured with a behind-the-scenes look of one of the center’s gantries.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Hosts Innovation Cancer Center Tour

Publication: D Healthcare, Dallas
03/28/2017

D Healthcare highlighted TCPT as the host of the annual IBA Users Meeting, which taught attendees about the innovative approach Texas Center for Proton Therapy takes to treat cancer. The article explains how proton therapy works and highlights several facts about Texas Center for Proton Therapy, including the 455 patients treated since opening in 2015, the types of cancers treated, and the fact that the Center is one of only 25 providers in the U.S.

How chocolate, mints and math are helping cancer patients

Publication: Fort Worth Magazine, Fort Worth, TX
03/28/2017

Fort Worth Magazine highlighted the Chemo Buddy Bag program that Forth Worth 12th Ave patient Nancy Love started with her students as a way to give back to Texas Oncology after winning her fight against ovarian cancer. Hundreds of Texas Oncology patients have received care packages from Nancy and her students to help them through chemotherapy and remind them that the Fort Worth community cares.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Publication: Times Record News, Wichita Falls
03/25/2017
According to the World Health Organization, at least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Year after year, more research confirms that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of many common. Making healthy choices now can impact cancer risk for years or decades to come. Texas Oncology at Wichita Falls offers up some simple ways to lower risk, like eating right, being active and stopping tobaccoo use.

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC), Dallas-Fort Worth
03/22/2017
Dr. Micah Burch of Texas Oncology−Baylor Sammons Cancer Center joined NBC DFW to explain the link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

IBA Organizes Annual Proteus User Meeting

Publication: IBA Proton Therapy, International
03/17/2017

IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions, is hosting its 6th annual Global Proton Therapy User Meeting from March 17th to March 20th at Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Community Rallies for Head for the Cure 5k

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
03/11/2017
Dr. Morris D. Groves, a neuro-oncologist with Texas Oncology−Austin Midtown, hosted Good Day Austin’s Ann Wyatt Little and glioblastoma patient Mark McLaughlin to discuss Mark’s inspiring recovery story and upcoming participation in Head for the Cure’s Central Texas 5K. Dr. Groves also discussed the Austin Brain Tumor Center’s mission of leading cutting-edge research in the community to find life-saving treatments for brain cancer patients.

Texas Oncology Highlights Colorectal Awareness Month

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler-Longview)
03/06/2017
Dr. Sasha Strain of Texas Oncology−Tyler joined East Texas Live to discuss the importance of awareness and screening in the fight against colon cancer. 

A Consumer's Guide to Genetic Testing & Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
03/01/2017
Texas Oncology's Guillermo Lazo, M.D. talks with Healthy Magazine about genetic testing and understanding family history and cancer risk. While genetic testing can provide invaluable insight, evaluating cancer risk properly is complicated. Dr. Lazo explains the risks and limitations, counseling options and the differences between tests.

Cooling Cap May Help Fight Chemo Hair Loss

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC), Dallas-Fort Worth
02/22/2017
A scalp cooling cap may help prevent hair loss for women going through chemotherapy. Dr. Jay Courtright of Texas Oncology–Medical City Dallas joins NBC DFW to explain how it works.

Hereditary Breast Cancer

Publication: Breast Cancer Resource Center
02/22/2017

Gayle Patel, Director of Texas Oncology’s Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) program, discusses hereditary breast cancer, the BRCA mutation, and answers common questions related to genetic testing.

Big Data Strives for Individualized Coverage

Publication: Oncology Business Management, Austin
02/21/2017

Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist, hematologist, and breast cancer specialist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, contributed her comments to OncLive’s Oncology Business Management in an article regarding patient data (“Big Data”) and individualized insurance coverage as it relates to cancer care, healthcare costs, and decision-making for employers. 

Cancer Moonshot: A chance for Austin physicians to contribute to national health care effort

Publication: Austin Business Journal
02/07/2017

Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist, hematologist, and breast cancer specialist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, contributed an article to the Austin Business Journal  after participating in a Cancer Moonshot panel on the future of innovation and access to quality cancer care in Washington, D.C. In the article, Dr. Patt describes what Texas Oncology is doing to deliver high-quality, innovative care in a community setting as an example of how Austin physicians can become involved with national initiative.

When the Elephant in the Room is Pink

Publication: Cleburne Times Review, Cleburne
02/07/2017
Breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment have helped create more than 3 million survivors in the U.S. Jennifer Snow, a breast surgeon at Texas Oncology, talks with the Cleburne Times Review about managing metastatic breast cancer. While some women live for many years with this disease, survival rate is only three years on average. It's difficult to talk about recurrence risk, and Dr. Snow says this pink elephant in the room is a profound challenge for patients in the oncology community.

Cancer Doesn't Care Where You Live

Publication: Texas Monthly
02/01/2017

There are reasons people live in big cities. Among them: convenient access to the best healthcare possible. But cancer doesn’t care if you live in a downtown high rise or on a rural ranch road. That’s why robust, high quality community-based cancer care is so important in Texas. A cancer diagnosis shouldn’t necessarily require late-night kitchen table conferences to plan trips to distant treatment facilities and doctor’s offices.

Voices of Cancer Research: Rebecca Hill

Publication: ASCO’s 12th Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer 
02/01/2017
Stage IV lung cancer patient Rebecca Hill miraculously beat the odds and is in remission thanks to a nivolumab clinical trial suggested by Dr. Katherine Wang at Texas Oncology–Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas. 

Working with Cancer: Tips for Patients, Supervisors and Co-Workers

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
02/01/2017
While each patient’s situation is unique, many continue working through some or all of their treatment. A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but coworkers as well. However, because cancer is a very personal and sensitive issue, I recommend following a few guidelines for dealing with cancer in the workplace.

Cancer Doesn’t Care Where You Live

Publication: Texas Monthly
02/01/2017
There are reasons people live in big cities. Among them: convenient access to the best healthcare possible, But cancer doesn’t care if you live in a downtown high-rise or on a rural ranch road. That’s why robust, high-quality community-based cancer care is so important in Texas. A cancer diagnosis shouldn’t necessarily require late-night kitchen table conferences to plan trips to distant treatment facilities and doctor’s offices.

Awareness of Cancer Risks Key to Prevention

Publication: San Marcos Daily Record
01/22/2017
Dr. J. Landon Smith, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–San Marcos, discusses how awareness surrounding risk factors can play a vital role in cancer prevention.

Healthy Living 2017

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
01/12/2017
Dr. Praveen Reddy of Texas Oncology—Wichita Falls Cancer Center joined Newschannel 6 Now's Chris Horgen to talk about the benefits of making a healthy lifestyle change in 2017. Dr. Reddy also offers some useful tips to help viewers keep their healthy New Year's resolutions.

Garland ISD Teacher Needs Stem Cell Transplant

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX, Dallas-Fort Worth)
01/11/2017
FOX 4 Reporter Shaun Rabb shares Texas Oncology patient Shaunise Robinson’s story regarding her experience with aplastic anemia. Dr. Gavin Melmed of Texas Oncology–Garland administers blood transfusions to treat Shaunise presently, while Dr. Vikas Bhushan of Texas Oncology–Medical City Dallas will handle her bone marrow transplant once she finds a donor match. Shaunise’s family is hosting a donor “swab party” at the Super Skate in Oak Cliff on Saturday, January 14 to encourage the community to get tested to help a patient like Shaunise find a match. 

Beilue: Amarillo doc Phillip Periman blazed new medical trails

Publication: Amarillo Globe-News
01/07/2017
Texas Oncology-Amarillo’s Dr. Philip Periman is retiring after a 55-year career in oncology. He was a trail-blazer in Amarillo medicine, dedicating 40 years to developing the oncology practice in his hometown.

Clinical Trial of Cancer Drug Saves Life

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Dallas-Fort Worth
01/02/2017
Texas Oncology–Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas patient Rebecca Hill details her experience in a clinical trial that saved her life, despite having stage IV lung cancer and being told by a previous provider to seek hospice care. NBC-DFW Medical Reporter Bianca Castro speaks with Rebecca and her oncologist, Dr. Katherine Wang, about this life-saving clinical trial and the benefits of Texas Oncology’s robust clinical research program. 

Finding Hope and Inspiration in the Challenge of Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
01/01/2017

Chemotherapy, radiation, countless blood draws and tests. It’s all part of the cancer experience for many patients. While many aspects of the cancer journey can be unpleasant, some patients have found cancer gave them an unusual gift. The gift of inspiration.

Reducing Your Cancer Risk in 2017: Resolve to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Publication: IN Magazine, Tyler
01/01/2017

Research confirms that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of many common cancers. In 2016, for example, new research reports linked at least 13 types of cancer to obesity. At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable, according to the World Health Organization. Making healthy choices now can impact cancer risk for years or decades to come. 

Targeted Team Approach Improves Engagement of Advance Care Planning

Publication: The Oncology Nurse – APN/PA, Austin
01/01/2017

Dr. Sabrina Mikan, clinical nurse specialist and director of supportive care programs at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, was featured in an article from The Oncology Nurse – APN/PA covering the successful advance care planning (ACP) efforts taking place inside Texas Oncology. Dr. Mikan discussed how a targeted team approach to ACP in a large community oncology setting has improved engagement in adults with metastatic cancer.

Dena Porter: Taking Nothing for Granted

Publication: Longview Neighbors, Longview
01/01/2017

Dena Porter knew something wasn’t right. She was on a girls’ trip to the beach when she felt a lump in her breast. She’d found a lump before that turned out to be nothing, but the Longview native says this one was different. 

Cancer Survivor Using Hardships and Talents to Provide Warmth and Hope to Patients

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS, Austin)
12/26/2016
KEYE’s Sarah Navoy accompanied breast cancer survivor Maribeth Rowland on a holiday mission as she delivered hand-crocheted hats for chemotherapy patients to Texas Oncology–Austin Central, the same cancer care center where she received life-saving treatment four years ago.

First Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant at St. David's in Austin

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin)
12/24/2016
Dr. Ryan Tierney, a radiation oncologist with Texas Oncology–South Austin, discusses why the availability of advanced bone marrow transplants is a game changer for Austin blood cancer patients and their families.

New Cancer Treatments Part of Health Care Upgrade for Austin Area

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
12/24/2016
The Statesman’s Marty Toohey profiled patient Ryan Smith on his journey as the first local recipient of an allogeneic stem cell transplant through the partnership between St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and Texas Oncology’s Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

Holidays and Cancer

Publication: The Paris News
12/22/2016
Dr. Celeste Wilcox of Texas Oncology−Paris highlights some helpful dos and don’ts for navigating the holidays and gathering together when a loved one has cancer.

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: The Rivard Report
12/22/2016
The holidays are a time when friends and family gather to celebrate traditions and make new memories. For cancer patients and their loved ones, the season is challenging. Dr. Thomas Fisher of Texas Oncology–San Antonio Southeast shares some tips to help families celebrate the holidays while coping with cancer. 

First-Line Ribociclib + Letrozole in Patients with De Novo HR+, HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer

Publication: MedicalResearch.com
12/22/2016
Dr. Joyce O’Shaughnessy of Texas Oncology−Baylor Sammons Cancer Center discusses the MONALEESA-2 trial, a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, international study of LEE011 in combination with letrozole vs. letrozole alone, in postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer.

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
12/15/2016
Dr. Kent Ulrich of Texas Oncology—Wichita Falls Cancer Center joined Newschannel 6 Now's Chris Horgen to offer some helpful tips for gathering together with family for the holidays when a loved one has cancer.

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: The Picayune
12/13/2016
With the holiday season upon us, Dr. Vivian Jean Cline of Texas Oncology–Marble Falls, offers some helpful tips for navigating the holidays and gathering together when a loved one has cancer.

New Device Could Help Stop Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Publication: WFOR-TV (CBS), Miami, FL
12/09/2016
Karen Dicken, breast cancer patient at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, shares her experience in a clinical trial for an experimental scalp cooling device that could prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. Dr. John Pippen, hematologist and medical oncologist, explains how the “cool cap” chills follicles to slow everything down and keep the chemo out.

Device Helps Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair During Chemo

Publication: KCNC-TV (CBS), Denver
12/09/2016
Karen Dicken, breast cancer patient at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, shares her experience in a clinical trial for an experimental scalp cooling device that could prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. Dr. John Pippen, hematologist and medical oncologist, explains how the “cool cap” chills follicles to slow everything down and keep the chemo out.

How to Help Family With Cancer at Holidays

Publication: Waco Tribune-Herald
12/08/2016
Carlos Encarnacion, M.D., Texas Oncology—Waco, shares ways for family and friends to support their loved ones fighting cancer during the holiday season.

Texas Innovations in Health Care: Proton Therapy Center a Statewide Asset

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
12/08/2016
Dr. Andrew Lee, radiation oncologist and medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses the importance of offering patients the latest-generation proton therapy technology designed to treat tumors with pinpoint precision.

SA Doctor, Patient Participating in Breast Cancer Drug Trial

Publication: KSAT-TV (ABC). San Antonio
12/07/2016
Sharon Wilks, M.D., Texas Oncology—San Antonio Northeast, and her patient Angela Smith spoke with KSAT’s Ursula Pari about a breast cancer clinical trial that they are participating in, aimed at reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence in patients with triple-negative disease. 

Spending Holiday Time with Family Is Important for Cancer Patients

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram
12/07/2016
With the holiday season upon us, Phillip Chae, M.D., of Texas Oncology–Midland Allison Cancer Center, pens an article highlighting some helpful dos and don’ts for navigating the holidays and gathering together when a loved one has cancer.

Preventing & Treating Texas’ Deadliest Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine
12/06/2016
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Texas. For oncologists, this is especially troubling because most lung cancer is smoking-related and therefore, preventable.

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine
12/06/2016

Sanjay Sethi: Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: Houston Chronicle, Houston
12/05/2016
With the holiday season upon us, Dr. Sanjay Sethi of Texas Oncology–Sugar Land, pens an article highlighting some helpful dos and don’ts for navigating the holidays and gathering together when a loved one has cancer. 

New Hope for Austin Cancer Patients in Need of Bone Marrow Transplants

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS), Austin
12/01/2016
Laurence Tokaz, M.D., Texas Oncology—South Austin, spoke with KEYE’s Lindsay Liepman about offering allogeneic bone marrow transplants to Austin blood cancer patients for the first time in partnership with St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, allowing families like the Smiths to be together at home throughout treatment.
 

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Cancer

Publication: Garland Texan, Garland
12/01/2016
With the holiday season upon us, Gavin Melmed, M.D., hematologist and medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Garland, pens an article highlighting some helpful dos and don’ts for navigating the holidays and gathering together when a loved one has cancer. 

Cuidado Con Los Dolores Estomacales: Infección, Úlceras Pépticas, y Cáncer

Publication: Mas Mujer, Austin
12/01/2016
Syliva Jaramillo, M.D., Texas Oncology—Austin North, authored an article in Spanish about the signs, symptoms, and cancer risks associated with infection by the H. Pylori bacteria, as well as ways to treat the infection and reduce your cancer risk.

This Doctor is Using Telemedicine to Fight Cancer on Her Own Terms

Publication: Texas Standard
11/23/2016
Determined to take quality cancer care international, Dr. Carolina Escobar of Texas Oncology set up a telemedicine platform to answer questions and educate doctors in Kurdistan about hematology. Since the introduction of the program in Kurdistan, she has expanded her telemedicine services to Texas, giving her the ability to help patients from all over the state.

Funeral Director Says Denial and Faith Helped Him Fight Cancer

Publication: Texas Standard
11/22/2016
After a general physical turned into a melanoma diagnosis, 85 year-old Texas Oncology patient Dennis Jeter rode his bike in defiance of cancer. Now in remission, Dennis credits the care he received from Dr. Charles Cowey and plans to ride his bike to the Atlantic Ocean.

EYE on Health: Smoking Cessation

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
11/17/2016
Dr. Kent Ulrich of Texas Oncology–Wichita Falls discusses the toll smoking takes on the body as well as the potential health benefits of quitting. Dr. Ulrich also offers several helpful tips to help smokers quit the habit for good.

One Step at a Time

Publication: Hood County News, Granbury
11/12/2016
Following an abnormal mammogram, Granbury resident Karla Vaughan was diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer. Eleven months later, Vaughn was cancer-free. She credits having a positive attitude and the local treatment from Dr. David D’Spain and team at Texas Oncology−Granbury with saving her life. 

Pregnant Texas Woman Battling Colon Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
11/12/2016
Tyisha Kemp, a 27-year-old Texas Oncology patient, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer 22 weeks into her pregnancy. Dr. Ed Hesita of Texas Oncology–San Antonio Westover Hills is working to manage Tyisha's cancer without compromising the health of mother and baby.

Pregnant Mother Diagnosed With Extremely Rare Colon Cancer

Publication: KSAT-TV (ABC), San Antonio 
11/10/2016

A San Antonio mother is fighting each day for two lives. Women have a one in 13,000 chance of being diagnosed with colon cancer while pregnant. Tyisha Kemp, 27, has been dealt those odds and is determined to beat them.

Preventing and Treating Texas’ Deadliest Cancer

Publication: The Katy News, Katy, TX
11/10/2016
In Fort Bend County, home to most Katy News readers, 217 residents will be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer this year, according to the Texas Cancer Registry. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Texas.

Expert on Benefit of Dual HER-2 Directed Therapy, MA17R Trial

Publication: Targeted Oncology
11/08/2016

Dr. Frankie Holmes, a breast medical oncologist at Texas Oncology−Houston Memorial City, discusses the evolution of neoadjuvant HER2-directed therapy. Dr. Holmes also stresses the need for treatments for HER2-positive patients who do not meet the present criteria for the regimen.

When Breast Cancer Isn't a Lump

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin
11/07/2016
Texas Oncology patient Brooke White received her stage-four breast cancer diagnosis while six months pregnant with her first child. Dr. Debra Patt, of Texas Oncology—Austin Central immediately began a round of chemotherapy treatments to save both the mother and the baby’s life.

New Clinical Partnership Uses Advanced Imaging Methods to Fight Breast Cancer

Publication: UT News, Austin, TX
11/07/2016

In partnership with Seton Healthcare Family, Texas Oncology and Austin Radiological Association, The University of Texas at Austin has embarked on a two-year clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that could provide patients and physicians with new, valuable information on how to treat breast cancer in patients.

Obesity Linked to Several Types of Cancer

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin, TX 
11/05/2016

A recent study found obesity is linked to at least 13 types of cancer. Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo of Texas Oncology–North Austin explains the relationship between obesity in cancer and ways people can reduce their cancer risk through a healthy lifestyle.

Lenvatinib Regimen Setting Pace for Emerging Combos in Kidney Cancer

Publication: OncLive
11/05/2016

Dr. Thomas E. Hutson of Texas Oncology−Charles A. Sammons Cancer spoke with OncLive about the efficacy of combination therapy to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), specifically a 2-drug regimen approved by the FDA in May 2016.

Genetic Cancer Testing Becoming More Affordable

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin, TX; WSAV-TV (NBC), Savannah, GA
11/01/2016

Dr. Moya Griffin, breast surgeon, and Gayle Patel, a genetic counselor at Texas Oncology weigh-in on the subject of more affordable BRCA testing, as well as not being lulled into a false sense of security by negative test results.

Oncologist: Many Breast Cancer Survivors Will See the Disease Again

Publication: KWKT-TV, Waco, TX 
11/01/2016
More women than ever survive breast cancer according to Texas Oncology.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Brings Hope to North Texas Cancer Patients

Publication: D Magazine
11/01/2016
Texas Center for Proton Therapy is creating more hope for North Texas cancer patients. The 63,000-square-foot facility in Las Colinas opened in November 2015 and has quickly become a magnet for those seeking leading-edge treatments performed by a world-renowned staff in a setting to close home. 

When the Elephant in the Room Is Pink

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
11/01/2016
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but the average five year survival rate for breast cancer is 89 percent. When cancer is located only in the breast the survival rate is 99 percent. That’s progress worthy of all the pink ‘everywhere’ that occurs each October.

Women in Business: Gayle S. Patel, MS, CGC Genetic Counselor, Texas Oncology

Publication: The Jewish Outlook
11/01/2016
Gayle Patel was featured in The Jewish Outlook ‘Business and Professional Women in Austin’ discussing her career, genetic testing, and the Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Program.

Story of a Breast Cancer Survivor – Beverly Butler

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 
10/30/2016

Beverly Butler, a Texas Oncology–Southwest Fort Worth patient, was diagnosed two years ago with stage III triple-negative breast cancer. Since then, she has undergone chemotherapy, surgical intervention and radiation.

April Samuels: Drumming Up Donations for a Cancer Cure

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 
10/30/2016

A phone call at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2010, would forever change the life of April Samuels, a professional drummer whose musical career spans more than 20 years.

Breast Cancer Survivor Using Story to Encourage Others to Stay Active

Publication: KLTV-TV (ABC), Tyler-Longview, TX 
10/29/2016

Texas Oncology patient and breast cancer survivor Jamie Boyd says exercising 30 minutes each day helped her fight fatigue. Dr. Sasha Strain of Texas Oncology−Tyler explains that physical activity activates the immune system to fight cancer and minimizes chemotherapy treatment side effects.

Longview Woman Beats Breast Cancer While Advancing Medical Research

Publication: KETK-TV (FOX), Tyler-Longview, TX
10/27/2016

We're nearing the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one Longview woman is sharing her special story of survival, while advancing research along the way.

Breast Cancer Survivors Provide Support, Hope

Publication: Waco Tribune-Herald, Waco, TX
10/27/2016

October is a time to celebrate breakthroughs in breast cancer treatment that helped create more than 3 million survivors in the United States.

Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Publication: Breast Cancer Resource Center, Austin, TX
10/27/2016

Dr. Karen Cohen of Texas Oncology–Round Rock explains the essential and critical role radiation therapy plays in the management of breast cancer.

Yau: When the Elephant in the Room is Pink

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX
10/26/2016

Doctor Courtney Yau of Texas Oncology−Round Rock Seton Williamson penned a column about advancements in metastatic breast cancer research through clinical trial programs available at Texas Oncology.

Major Cancer Center Planned for San Antonio's Medical Center Area

Publication: San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio, TX
10/26/2016

Texas Oncology announced plans to build a new cancer center in San Antonio to replace the existing center on Medical Drive. The new facility will have seven procedure rooms, eight lab rooms, 52 chemotherapy chairs, and more than 30 exam rooms to treat approximately 300 patients per day.

Critical Blood Cancer Treatment Now Available in Austin

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin, TX 
10/24/2016

After being diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer, Ryan Smith needed an allogeneic stem cell transplant, a procedure that removes all stem cells from the bone marrow and replaces them with healthy donor stem cells. Dr. Ryan Tierney of Texas Oncology−South Austin and Dr. Ramakrishnan the Texas Transplant Institute at St. David’s South worked together to preform the procedure which, up until that point, had never been done in Austin before.

A Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Breast Cancer

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM (Columbus, Texas)
10/24/2016
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan joined Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss all things breast cancer on “The Doctor’s Point of View” radio show. Dr. Meeneghan talks about breast cancer awareness month, self-breast exams and mammograms as well as different risk factors associated with  breast cancer – specifically family history, age, and alcohol usage.

Story of a Breast Cancer Survivor – Lynn Chaloupek

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 
10/23/2016

Lynn Chaloupek is a Texas Oncology—Fort Worth 12th Avenue patient whose history with cancer dates back to 2001 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, followed by colon cancer in 2003, then breast cancer in 2009, which recently metastasized to her liver and arm. She has been receiving care at Texas Oncology since 2012.

Valerie Wright and Teresa Jones: Fighting Side by Side

Publication: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 
10/23/2016

Sometimes a great friend can be a soul mate, too. That's the way Valerie Wright and Teresa Jones talk about the almost instantaneous bond they formed while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Valerie Shupp: The Ongoing Fight Against Metastatic Breast Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX
10/23/2016

More than a decade after undergoing treatment for stage II breast cancer at just 27 years old, Texas Oncology patient Valerie Shupp received yet another breast cancer diagnosis – stage IV that had metastasized to her bones, lungs, and ovaries. A year and a half later, Valerie’s cancer is in remission, and she is responding well to the treatment administered by Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology−Austin Central.

Doctor Discusses Breast Cancer Awareness

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
10/21/2016
More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Dr. Angela Seda of Texas Breast Specialists–Arlington and Bedford helps shed light on this disease by sharing more information on screening guidelines and risk factors.

When the Elephant in the Room is Pink

Publication: Baytown Sun, Baytown, TX
10/21/2016

Dr. Deepa Sashital of Texas Oncology−Baytown penned a column about advancements in metastatic breast cancer research through clinical trial programs available at Texas Oncology.

New Study Questions Value of Mammograms

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX
10/20/2016
After a recent study questioned the value of mammograms in detecting breast cancer, Dr. Jessica Hals of Texas Oncology-Lake Worth and Texas Oncology-Weatherford affirmed early diagnosis of breast cancer increases the likelihood of effective treatment, and mammography is the most effective way to screen for breast cancers that cannot be felt during a self or clinical breast exam.

Having Breast Cancer While Pregnant: A Survivor's Story

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin, TX
10/18/2016

Texas Oncology patient Brooke White received her stage-four breast cancer diagnosis while six months pregnant with her first child. Today, White is cancer free and encourages pregnant women to see a doctor if they have any unusual symptoms in their breasts.

Story of a Breast Cancer Survivor – Tina Ross Melton

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX
10/16/2016
Recent breast cancer survivor and Texas Oncology–Fort Worth 8th Avenue patient Tina Ross Melton was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016, after finding a lump several months prior. Today, Tina is "100 percent cancer-free" thanks to her oncology care team who taught her to trust.

Susie Austin: Two-Time Cancer Survivor Ready to Help Kids in Their Own Fight

Publication: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 
10/16/2016
Six years after a diagnosis of breast cancer and a lumpectomy to beat the disease, Susie Austin received the bad news for a second time.

Sheila Hyde: A Team Effort Against Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX
10/16/2016
Texas Oncology patient Sheila Hyde was initially extremely reluctant to begin chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer. Throughout treatment and recovery, Hyde formed a special bond with her team at Texas Oncology which included Dr. Michelle Ashworth and Dr. Karen Cohen of Texas Oncology−Round Rock, Dr. Heather King of Texas Breast Specialists−Austin, Dr. Paul Loar of Texas Oncology−Austin North, and Katharine Lord of Texas Oncology−Austin Midtown.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls, TX
10/13/2016
Dr. Praveen Reddy of Texas Oncology-Wichita Falls Texoma Cancer Center discusses the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of mammograms in catching the disease early.

Patient Advocates for Others With Stage Four Breast Cancer

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, TX
10/11/2016
When she thinks about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cynthia Acosta touches a ribbon on her chest. Her pink ribbon is intertwined with teal and lime green, symbols of Acosta’s fight against metastatic, or stage four, breast cancer.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Opens Third Treatment Room

Publication: Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
10/10/2016
Members of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Texas Center for Proton Therapy Proton, which also celebrated the opening of a third treatment room, giving the center the ability to treat 100 patients each day.

Story of a Breast Cancer Survivor – Laurel Erb

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX
10/09/2016
Breast cancer survivor and Texas Oncology–Southwest Fort Worth patient Laurel Erb was diagnosed two and a half years ago with breast cancer. Now in the survivorship stage of her cancer journey, Laurel credits cancer for giving her life purpose, to help others along the way.

Ana Knoben: An Unexpected Fight

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX
10/09/2016
Texas Oncology patient Ana Knoben became the first breast cancer patient in Austin to receive bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction.

New Cancer Treatments

Publication: The Paris News, Paris, TX
10/09/2016
With the newest treatments available, Texas Oncology is paving the path in cancer research right here in Paris.

Long-Term Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Reduces Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in Community Setting

Publication: Healio
10/06/2016
Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist, hematologist and breast cancer specialist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, contributed a perspective to Healio’s HemOnc Today that considered recent study results on adjuvant endocrine therapy and its impact on contralateral breast cancer risk in community settings. Dr. Patt’s article confirmed the magnitude of these results and highlighted useful knowledge surrounding adjuvant therapy.

New Breast Cancer Technology Saving Lives at Austin Hospital

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin, TX 
10/04/2016

Debra Patt, M.D., Texas Oncology-Austin Central, joined KXAN’s Sally Hernandez to discuss new breast cancer technology that helps detect tumors in dense breasts, as well as the benefits of genetic testing and early breast cancer screening.

Story of a Cancer Fighter

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX
10/02/2016

Texas Oncology patient Becky Bevill shares her journey following her breast cancer diagnosis. Bevill credits hematology and oncology specialist Dr. Chi Pham of Texas Oncology−Fort Worth 12th Avenue with providing her a clear and thorough map of her treatment and care on the road to recovery.

Stacy Reed: Winning the Fight Against Cancer, Twice

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX
10/02/2016

After six rounds of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, including a double mastectomy, a lengthy reconstructive surgery and a total hysterectomy, Texas Oncology patient Stacy Reed expected to be pronounced cancer-free. But just one month later, her doctors diagnosed her with stage III pancreatic cancer.

Teresa Green: The Joy & Pain of Survival

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX
10/01/2016

When Texas Oncology patient Teresa Green consulted a plastic surgeon about hardened tissue in her left breast, she had no idea it would turn out to be stage II breast cancer.

Cancer: An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen, TX
10/01/2016

For most patients, a cancer diagnosis is an attack on the mind as well as the body. Effectively managing the progression of emotions triggered by cancer is important to the healing process.

Hometown Heroes: Nancy Love

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX), Dallas/Fort Worth
09/26/2016
Texas Oncology patient Nancy Love has been a teacher in Fort Worth ISD for 30 years. Now in remission from ovarian cancer, Ms. Love is teaching her students the most important lesson of all – never give up. The fourth graders continue to share this message by making chemo buddy bags, filled with chemo-friendly items like lotion and snacks, for Texas Oncology patients. Since last school year, Ms. Love’s students have assembled and donated nearly 300 goodie bags.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Publication: WOAI-TV
09/26/2016
Ovarian cancer is a disease that all women are at risk of developing. September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so it's important to learn the warning signs.

Cancer-Fighting Drugs Under Testing in North Texas

Publication: NBC 5 News, Fort Worth, TX
09/20/2016

With patient Emily Herschler's stage II ovarian cancer diagnosis, Texas Oncology–Fort Worth 12th Avenue’s Dr. Noelle Cloven removed her football-sized tumor and recommended a clinical trial in order to eradicate any remaining microscopic cancer cells. Herschler says the trial gave her hope and the chance to help further ovarian cancer research. Texas Oncology's community-based care and robust clinical research program hopes to add more clinical trials in the future.

Prostate Cancer Screenings, Early Detection is Important

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX), Woodway, TX 
09/19/2016
Dr. Carl Chakmakjian of Texas Oncology−Waco highlights the importance of prostate cancer screenings and discussing treatment options with your physician.

Prostate Cancer Study Reveals New Info on Treatment

Publication: NBC 5 News, Fort Worth, TX
09/16/2016

Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses prostate cancer screening and treatment options in light of a new study comparing outcomes in patients who chose treatment and those who opted for active monitoring of their cancer.

Band Against Cancer

Publication: Fox29, San Antonio
09/08/2016
Texas Oncology and Methodist Healthcare are teaming up to raise cancer awareness. Roger Lyons, M.D. with Texas Oncology and cancer survivor Melody Krumdieck join Esteban to talk about the Band Against Cancer Concert Tour.

In the Fight Against Breast Cancer, Everyone Can Join

Publication: Healthy Magazine, Mission, TX
09/06/2016
Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology−McAllen highlights ways we can all make a difference when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, including participating in the upcoming 9th Annual McAllen Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Run, & Ride.

Are Your Cool Tattoos Covering Cancer Warning Signs?

Publication: Healthy Magazine, Mission, TX
09/06/2016
The social acceptability of tattoos has changed in recent years. No longer limited mainly to sailors and bikers, colorful and creative tattoos have become more mainstream.

A Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Blood Transfusions

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM (Columbus, Texas)
09/06/2016
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan joined Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss blood transfusions as a treatment for the two main types of blood cancer on “The Doctor’s Point of View” radio show. Dr. Meeneghan talks about leukemia and lymphoma as well as the different treatments used to fight them – specifically blood transfusions, bone and marrow transplants, and the importance of donating blood.

Power of Protons

Publication: Fort Worth Magazine, Fort Worth, Texas
08/16/2016
Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses the advantages of proton therapy over traditional radiation by minimizing side effects to help patients better tolerate treatment.

Active Against Adversity

Publication: Austin Fit Magazine, Austin
08/01/2016

After undergoing cancer treatment for endometrial uterine cancer, patient Sandy Fivecoat avoided any post-treatment funk, thanks to advice from her gyno-oncologist at Texas Oncology-North Austin, Dr. Paul Loar, by taking up tap dancing during the recovery process. Dr. Loar helped expedite Sandy’s physical and emotional healing after cancer.

Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Meeneghan

Publication: KULM-FM, Bastrop, TX
08/01/2016

Dr. Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop and South Austin discusses the use of blood transfusions in relation to treating different diseases, including some types of cancer, on the KULM-FM “Doctor’s Point of View” segment.

Men Behaving Badly

Publication: Healthy Magazine, National
07/30/2016

Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology–McAllen discusses various risk factors that increase the likelihood of men getting cancer. He highlights the importance of preventative maintenance, being aware of any family history of cancer and consulting a physician to discuss potential cancer screening.

Doctor’s Point of View

Publication: KULM-FM, Columbus
07/19/2016

Dr. Matthew Meeneghan of Texas Oncology−Bastrop and Texas Oncology−South Austin discusses cancer survivorship, specifically the effects of chemotherapy on the “Doctor’s Point of View” segment.

A Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Cancer Treatments

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM (Columbus, Texas)
07/19/2016
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan joins Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss cancer treatments and side effects on “The Doctor’s Point of View” radio show. Dr. Meeneghan of Texas Oncology-Bastrop, explains the effects of chemo on the mind and body – specifically hair loss, nausea and fatigue.

Austin Inno-Approved Events: What to Do This Week (July 18-22)

Publication: Austin Inno, Austin
07/18/2016

Dr. Ryan Tierney of Texas Oncology−South Austin served as a panelist among other Austin-area physicians and administrators to provide feedback on health technology startups’ products and marketing pitches.

Class as Usual: McKinney Elementary Teacher Beats Cancer Without Missing a Day

Publication: McKinney Courier-Gazette
07/11/2016

Access to community-based care at Texas Oncology–McKinney allowed patient and school teacher Ralph Parkman to receive treatment for prostate cancer, without ever missing a day of class.

Thriving During and After Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine
07/08/2016

Dr. Guillermo Lazo of Texas Oncology–McAllen discusses the importance of preparing for life both during and after cancer treatments. By planning for physical and emotional well-being, among other needs, patients can focus on thriving throughout the treatment process.

Research and Clinical Trials are Crucial to Cancer Care

Publication: KWKT-TV, Waco
06/29/2016

Dr. Carl Chakmakjian of Texas Oncology-Waco says research and clinical trials are the lifeblood of cancer care. His patient, Navy veteran William Vinson, is one of many patients who participate in clinical trials to not only help themselves, but future patients as well.

Men's Health: More Than Just About Quality of Life

Publication:
06/20/2016
Most people are very much aware of the classic and important categories of risks to overall health: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Unfortunately, many men ignore early warning signs and do not seek medical care until something is clearly wrong.

Commentary: From Surviving to Thriving During, After Cancer Treatment

Publication: The Austin American-Statesman, Austin
06/16/2016
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop discusses his role as an oncologist and helps meet patients’ growing expectations for keeping their lives as normal as possible, even in the face of cancer.

Thomas Harris, Guest Columnist: Moving Beyond Life as a "Cancer Survivor"

Publication: Waco Tribune Herald, Waco 
06/15/2016
Dr. Thomas Harris of Texas Oncology-Waco discusses his role in both treating patients and keeping the expectations of a normal life after cancer treatment.

Staying Positive While Fighting Cancer

Publication: WFAA, Dallas
06/14/2016

Dr. Lance Cowey of Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and patient Dennis Jeter discussed how immunotherapy helped Dennis stay active throughout his treatments.

One Woman's Unique Approach to Fighting Cancer

Publication: Time Warner Cable News, Austin
06/09/2016

After her cancer treatment, patient Sandy Fivecoat made tap dancing a regular part of her weekly schedule. Her dance lessons show how patients can both survive and thrive after cancer treatment.

From Surviving to Thriving During and After Cancer Treatment

Publication: Times-Record News, Wichita Falls
06/09/2016
Texas Oncology urges patients to take charge of their future and declare themselves cancer thrivers—not mere survivors.

Yau: From Surviving to Thriving During, After Cancer Treatment

Publication: The Austin American-Statesman, Austin.
06/07/2016
​Dr. Courtney Yau of Texas Oncology–Harker Heights and Texas Oncology–Round Rock Seton Williams discusses her role as a medical oncologist helping patients not only survive cancer, but thrive after treatment.

Robotic Surgery Helps Austin Patients Fight Cancer

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin
05/22/2016

Another new miracle of modern medicine has arrived in Austin. It is robotic surgery at Texas Oncology and it recently enabled their first patient, Allison Schulz, a fifth grade teacher in Round Rock, to have her cervical cancer removed while leaving her still able to bear children. Dr. Loar discusses the benefits to this minimally invasive surgery.

Close to Care, Close to Home and Your Support Network

Publication: B Scene Magazine, Longview
05/18/2016
Patients don’t have to choose between high-quality care and proximity to their families and vital support systems. Dr. Frase shares more on the benefits of community-based care at Texas Oncology.

Peak Persistence: What a Dallas Doctor and Patient Learned about Battling Cancer While Climbing Kilimanjaro

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas
05/01/2016

Dallas oncologist Brian Berryman and patient Chuck Wakefield's journey to summit Mount Kilimanjaro was driven by personal cancer fights as well as to spread awareness and raise money for multiple myeloma.

Dallas Morning News Special Section

Publication: Dallas Morning News
04/23/2016
Read in depth information about Texas Center for Proton Therapy in a special section of the Dallas Morning News.

Texas Oncology Cancer Prevention Series: I Don't Have Cancer - So Why am I Seeing an Oncologist

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston
04/21/2016
Patients with blood disorders are treated by hematologists, and many oncologists are also trained to practice hematology.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats First Patient With Pencil Beam and Cone Beam CT Combo

Publication: DOTmed, National
04/20/2016
The Texas Center for Proton Therapy has become the first facility in North America to combine advanced pencil beam proton therapy with iscocentric cone beam CT during treatment.

Eye on Health: Precision Medicine

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
04/14/2016

“EYE ON HEALTH” s an on-going series with Texas Oncology dedicated to raising the awareness of different types of cancers, and what you can do to lower your risks. On this week, we speak to Dr. Kent Ulrich, Texas Oncology on the topic of precision medicine.

Child Making Sure Kids in Hospital Can Make the Best of Bad Situation

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS), Austin
04/08/2016

Reed was born with no cartilage in his throat and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. All of that has meant a lot of time in the hospital. That's why he chose to fill up a bookshelf to help other kids going through the same thing at Texas Oncology in Austin.

Are You Too Young for Cancer?

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
04/06/2016
Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology–McAllen discusses the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer in young adults.

Robotic Surgery Could Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas
04/05/2016

Generally caught late, doctors prefer starting pancreatic cancer treatment options right away. There is a surgery using a robot that could help some pancreatic cancer patients fighting time. We met Jim Johnston during his chemotherapy treatments at Texas Oncology in Dallas.

Texas Oncology Cancer Prevention Series: Treating Cancer with Transplants

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston
03/24/2016
Over the years, bone marrow transplants have become a popular treatment for leukemia. Dr. Sanjay Sethi, a Texas Oncology–Sugar Land physician, discusses transplants and the need for people to register with the national marrow database.

Study Could Provide Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
03/17/2016

A recent study funded by the Cancer Research UK looks like it may lead to fewer women with a certain type of breast cancer needing chemotherapy.

Cancer Patients Have a New Hope

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX), Waco
03/14/2016

Cancer patients now have a new hope with targeted therapies, recently used in clinical trials. Researchers used a combination of a pill and an injectable to try to shrink the breast cancer tumors in women.

Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Publication: Cancer Network, National
03/14/2016
Dr. Joyce O’Shaughnessy from Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons discusses strategies for targeting drivers of triple-negative breast cancer.

Eye on Health: Dr. Srikar Malireddy

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Austin
03/10/2016

Texas Oncology physician Dr. Srikar Malireddy talks about how to prevent, identify and what the risk factors for colorectal cancer are.

Cancer Patient, Doctor Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Together

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas
03/07/2016

Charles Wakefield was surprised when Dr. Brian Berryman, his Texas Oncology physician, asked him to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, but was eager to participate after tackling his multiple myeloma diagnosis through chemotherapy and stem cell transplants.

Access to Care: First Proton Therapy Center in Dallas Fort Worth Opens

Publication: Medical Construction & Design Magazine, National
03/01/2016

Before October 2015, patients seeking proton therapy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area had the options of hopping on a plane or driving for hours to one of the 15 centers in the U.S. However, access has now been granted with the opening of Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving, Texas.

Texas Urology Specialists in Kingwood

Publication: Living Lake Houston
03/01/2016
Dr. Cordell Nwokeji of Texas Urology Specialists in Kingwood announced a new pioneering development in the treatmnt of prostate cancer available to Houston residents.

Working Toward a World Without Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen, TX
02/25/2016
Dr. Boek of Texas Oncology–Brownsville describes recent breakthrough discoveries that unlock promising areas of cancer research.

What to Say, And Not to Say, To a Cancer Patient

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen, TX
02/25/2016
Dr. Rogelio Salinas of Texas Oncology–McAllen shares the importance of being supportive throughout a cancer patient’s journey and to keep in mind that cancer patients rely on their personal community of support to maintain continuity in life.

Abilene Physician Took Part in Clinical Trial of New Cancer Drug

Publication: Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, TX
02/23/2016
Dr. Anton Melnyk of Texas Oncology–Abilene discusses his participation in a clinical trial for the recently-approved immunotherapy drug Opdivo and the importance of research to extend lives in those with non-small cell lung cancer.

Central Texas Lung Cancer Patient Finds Success in Clinical Trial Treatment

Publication: KCEN-TV (NBC), Waco
02/14/2016

A woman battling Stage 4 lung cancer says she’s lived a normal life, even after she was diagnosed in June 2012.

Texas Oncology in Waco

Publication: Wacoan Magazine, Waco, TX
02/11/2016
Wacoan Magazine highlights Texas Oncology as a pioneer in community-based care, and a center founded on the idea that patients deserve access to the best cancer care available, the confidence to fight cancer, and the critical support of family and friends nearby.

A Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Mathew Meeneghan on Leukemia

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM (Columbus, Texas)
02/09/2016
Dr. Mathew Meeneghan of Texas Oncology - Bastrop joins Debbie Bosque at KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss leukemia on “The Doctor’s Point of View” radio show. Dr. Meeneghan talks about different types of leukemia, symptoms and treatments as well as different risk factors associated with leukemia.

Cancer Treatment

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin , TX
02/04/2016

Dr. Jeff Yorio of Texas Oncology–Austin Central brings awareness to World Cancer Day and discussed the role innovative immunotherapy treatments are playing in treating cancer. Specifically, Dr. Yorio touched on a recently approved immunotherapy drug, Opdivo, and its encouraging results in treating melanoma, lung and kidney cancers.

Texas Oncology Cancer Prevention Series: Adding Life to Your Years

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston
01/28/2016
Dr. Meghana Bhandari of Texas Oncology-Sugar Land describes how oncologists and healthcare teams can make the transition to survivorship easier.

Physicians, Patients Need to Work on Healthy Dialogue

Publication:
01/22/2016
Treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of illness is becoming more mainstream.

Cancer Rates Decreasing

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin, TX
01/16/2016

Dr. Chadha of Texas Oncology–South Austin discusses the decrease in cancer deaths in the past two decades. This opportunity came to us through our cooperative relationship with the St. David’s PR team. The decline in cancer deaths has been seen in common types of cancers including breast, lung, colon and prostate. Dr. Chadha discusses contributing factors to this decrease, the continued research in cancer treatments and cures, and various cancer prevention methods.

Letter to the Editor: Wichita Falls Residents Making a Difference

Publication: Wichita Falls Times Record News, Wichita Falls
01/11/2016
We're proud to live in Wichita Falls — a small city with a big heart. We're especially proud of our friends and neighbors who are making a difference in the lives of tomorrow's cancer patients.

Colonoscopy: It’s Worth It!

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston 
01/07/2016

We often hear that American medicine is more focused on treatment rather than prevention. That may be a fair criticism at times but one important factor in prevention is patient participation.

Michelle Yaniec: Her Journey with Cervical Cancer

Publication: Bay Area Health & Wellness Magazine, Houston
01/02/2016
Texas Oncology patient Michelle Yaniec was diagnosed with cervical cancer shortly after her 32nd birthday.

Fighting Cancer: Ring in The New Year With a Healthy Lifestyle

Publication: The Jewish Outlook, Austin
01/01/2016

Starting the year on the right foot can be a challenge since winter’s shorter, less active days often accompany larger plates of richer foods.

Breast Cancer Research and You – Helping Find the Breakthrough to Heal Yourself and Others

Publication:
01/01/2016

More than 15,000 Texas women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, including nearly 2,500 in Harris County. For some patients participation in a clinical trial is the best option – for their own treatment and the potential to develop effective treatments for other patients.

Texas Oncology Marks National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Publication: Bay Area Health & Wellness Magazine, Houston
01/01/2016

Cervical cancer deaths declined over several decades largely due to prevention and early detection through routine Pap tests. January’s National Cervical Health Awareness Month raises awareness of good cervical health and early detection.

Cancer Treatments

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
12/24/2015

Dr. Jeff Yorio of Texas Oncology-Austin discusses the many different ways Texas Oncology is treating cancer. 

Study Finds Lifestyle a Primary Cause of Cancer

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin
12/23/2015

A new study suggests up to 90 percent of cancers are as a result of lifestyle, not genetics. Dr. Punit Chadha and Dr. Jeff Yorio of Texas Oncology-Austin say changing one's lifestyle and early screening are the best ways to prevent cancer.

Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Meeneghan

Publication: KULM-FM, Bastrop, TX
12/23/2015

Dr. Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop and Texas Oncology–South Austin discusses healthy living tips, cancer prevention and screenings on the KULM-FM “Doctor’s Point of View” segment. The show closes with information on how to get in touch with Texas Oncology practices and physicians.

Is Bigger Better in Cancer Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
12/18/2015

A majority of cancer care is given in outpatient settings, and community-based care plays a key role.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Selects VTOC for Patient-Centered Outcomes and Optimized, Cloud-Based Data Management Workflow

Publication: VisionTree Software, Inc.
12/01/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy will use VisionTree Optimal Care for its intake, follow-up, and longitudinal patient-centered outcomes data collection, reporting, and communications.

The Next Cancer Research Frontier

Publication: Voice of Asia, Houston
11/27/2015
Texas Oncology-Houston Medical Center's Dr. Terri Pustilnik discusses the importance of clinical trials in new medical discoveries, and how Texas Oncology's community-based care model brings cancer treatment to patients where they are.

North Texas' Only Proton Therapy Center Opens Ahead of Schedule

Publication: Mansfield Magazine, Mansfield
11/26/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy treated its first patients in its facility, which opened three months ahead of schedule. It is the first proton therapy center in North Texas and the only center in the state that will offer the latest generation proton therapy technology, including image-guided pencil-beam scanning.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Now Treating Patients

Publication:
11/23/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy, with the latest generation proton therapy technology and pencil-beam scanning, opens three months ahead of schedule.

Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Meeneghan

Publication: KULM-FM, Bastrop, TX
11/17/2015
Dr. Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop and Texas Oncology–South Austin discusses blood disorders and blood cancers like iron deficiency and anemia, leukemia, and lymphoma on the KULM-FM “Doctor’s Point of View” segment.

The Texas Center for Proton Therapy Construction Maintained its Schedule-beating Pace — and Now it's Treated its First Patients

Publication: DOTmed.com, National
11/16/2015

The opening of Texas Center for Proton Therapy came early, and the center is now providing proton therapy to patients.

Irving’s Texas Center For Proton Therapy Treats Its First Patients

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
11/11/2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy opened its doors to patients three months ahead of schedule. The center will be able to treat 100 patients a day.

$111M Proton Therapy Center Opens in Irving

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
11/11/2015

Opening months ahead of schedule, Texas Center for Proton Therapy delivered proton beam therapy to its first patients.

Region’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens to Patients

Publication: Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth
11/10/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy opens ahead of schedule as the first proton beam radiation treatment center of its kind in North Texas and the only latest generation proton therapy technology in Texas.

Raising Awareness For Rare Cancer Day

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas
11/09/2015

Jeff Lowery shares his journey with a rare neuroendocrine cancer with Dr. Scott Paulson of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

Texas Oncology Expands Into San Antonio With Addition of 31 New Physicians

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
11/03/2015

Cancer Centers of South Texas joined Texas Oncology, adding 31 physicians to  Texas Oncology's presence in the San Antonio area.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Big Questions Answered

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas
10/31/2015

Texas Oncology-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center's Breast Surgeon Dr. Allison DiPasquale offers important information about the importance of monthly self-exams in the campaign for early detection of breast cancer.

Commentary: Survivorship is About More Than Surviving

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/31/2015

In a letter to the editor, Mina Montes echoes the work of Dr. Deborah Patt of Texas Oncology-Austin Central.

Breast Cancer Survivor Encourages Preventative Care

Publication: KGBT-TV (CBS), McAllen
10/29/2015

Patient Maria Kalil shares the importance of early cancer detection. Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology-McAllen discusses steps one can take to help breast cancer prevention.

Dallas County Seeing Increase In Male Breast Cancer

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS), Dallas
10/29/2015

Texas Oncology-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center's Dr. Darshan Gandhi discusses the increased rate of male breast cancer patients in Dallas and the challenges these patients face since men do not typically get screened for breast cancer.

New Mammogram Guidelines Catching Heat

Publication: KXII-TV (ABC), Sherman
10/29/2015

The American Cancer Society is receiving criticism after it changed its recommendation for women to get mammograms, increasing the recommended aged from 40 to 45. Dr. Anand Shivnani of Texas Oncology-Sherman and McKinney discusses guidelines for breast cancer screening.

Fighting Cancer from Within

Publication: Indo American-News, Houston
10/29/2015
Dr. Vivek Kavadi of Texas Oncology-Sugar Land discusses new advances in immunotherapy in treating cancer patients.

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas to Get New Name and More Resources

Publication: San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio
10/28/2015
Cancer Care Centers of South Texas will be joining Texas Oncology - helping Texas Oncology expand its clinical and research support in south Texas.

Austin Doctor Says Moderation is Key When Eating Processed Meat

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS), Austin
10/27/2015
New findings from the World Health Organization suggest that the consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of some cancers. Dr. Punit Chadha of Texas Oncology-South Austin says when it comes to eating processed meat, moderation is key.

Breast Cancer & Nutrition

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
10/26/2015
Dr. Mikao Cline from Texas Oncology-Marble Falls and Texas Oncology-Austin Midtown discusses how to handle nutrition while receiving breast cancer treatment.

Holley Kitchen: Education is Her Mission

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/24/2015
Beginning with her viral video posted in early June, Holley’s made it her mission to educate others on metastatic breast cancer. Little did she realize the inspiration she’d become. In the article, Holley talks about her early on struggles with the disease, her and Dr. Hellerstedt’s emphasis on quality of life, and what keeps her fighting.

People on the Move: Jared Sturgeon, M.D., Ph.D.

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
10/20/2015

Jared Sturgeon, M.D., Ph.D. was featured in the People on the Move section of the Dallas Business Journal as one of Texas Center for Proton Therapy’s new hires.

People on the Move: Victor S. Mangona, M.D."

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
10/20/2015

Victor S. Mangona, M.D. was featured in the People on the Move section of the Dallas Business Journal as one of Texas Center for Proton Therapy’s new hires.

North Texas’ First Proton Cancer Center Opens in Irving

Publication: Irving Rambler, Irving
10/20/2015

Medical Director Dr. Andrew Lee describes Texas Center for Proton Therapy’s innovative cancer treatment and patient-centered approach in a recent interview with the Irving Rambler. The article discusses the upcoming milestones of the center, the benefits of proton therapy and how the center is fulfilling a major need in the DFW area.

Writing Her Own Strong Story

Publication: Austin American–Statesman, Austin
10/17/2015

Renee’s story shares her battle against metastatic breast cancer and the ups and downs of living with the disease, which eventually led her to write a blog turned book. The piece describes her ability to stay close to home and loved ones by choosing care at Texas Oncology and in appreciation for Dr. Beth Hellerstedt.

Doctor’s Point of View: Dr. Meeneghan

Publication: KULM-FM, Bastrop, TX
10/13/2015
Dr. Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop and Texas Oncology–South Austin discusses questions about Texas Oncology’s cancer care and the treatment services provided, and gives an in-depth look at breast cancer, screenings, the different types and stages, next steps after diagnosis and more on the KULM-FM “Doctor’s Point of View” segment.

Building the Best Team for Battle

Publication: Austin American–Statesman, Austin
10/10/2015

Lisa Voorhies’ story shares a complicated journey and one that required several physician opinions until she felt comfortable with her diagnosis and next steps. Fortunately, her journey landed her in the arms of Texas Oncology and Dr. Heather King, a breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists.

Cáncer de la Próstata Cobra la Vida de Cientos de Hombres

Publication: KINT-TV (UHF), El Paso
10/08/2015

On-air Prostate Examination to Raise Awareness

Publication: KRIV-TV, Houston
10/07/2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but November is the month when men need to be examined for a type of cancer that can be overcome. Prostate cancer is the second-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. It is important to know the facts about the disease so that you can take early action against it.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Lures Top Proton Talent as Dallas Center Nears Opening

Publication:
10/07/2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy has announced the hiring of three dedicated radiation oncologists with experience in radiation oncology and proton beam cancer treatment, completing the center’s key medical staff. Scheduled to open late this year, the center will provide patients access to the newest and most advanced proton therapy technology available, together with a care team that has more than 70 years of combined proton therapy experience.

In The Trenches... Health Care Professionals Who See Cancer Every Day

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland
10/06/2015

Erica Ary, practice director of Midland’s Allison Cancer Center, a branch of Texas Oncology and Dr. Karen Carr discuss the impact of cancer every day on patients, their families, their friends and how despite the death and grief, they see beauty, strength and hope in their patients.

Jolanta Cichon: Take Steps to Reduce Breast Cancer Risks

Publication: Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton
10/06/2015

In the U.S., one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Dr. Jolanta Cichon of Texas Oncology–Denton North discusses regular screenings, awareness and healthy lifestyle choices in the fight against breast cancer. She also explains clinical trials and how the Texas Oncology has played a role in more than 50 FDA-approved cancer-fighting drugs.

Never Give Up On Yourself

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/03/2015
Fear is not a friend when it comes to health. Just ask Suzanne Williams of Dale, TX. After being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer and undergoing several treatments, Williams is especially grateful for her team at the Texas Oncology clinic in Hays County. From the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors, everyone has made a difficult and sometimes unpleasant experience easier to bear with their kindness, professionalism and compassion. 

Community Breast Cancer Myths: The Truth About Breast Cancer

Publication: Absolutely Memorial Community Magazine, Houston
10/01/2015

While early detection and advances in treatment have created millions of breast cancer survivors, it remains the second-deadliest cancer affecting American women. Dr. Michelina Cairo and Dr. Frankie Ann Holmes of Texas Oncology-Sugarland discussed myths and facts of breast cancer from common misconceptions they have heard from their patients.

Exclusive: North Texas’ First Proton Cancer Center Staffed Up, Set to Open in Irving

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
09/30/2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy will be the first proton beam therapy cancer center in North Texas and added key physicians to treat cancer.

How a Cyclotron Saves Lives

Publication: D Magazine, Dallas
09/29/2015

Texas Oncology, the US Oncology Network, Baylor Scott & White Health, and McKesson Specialty Health joined together to help fill the need of a proton therapy facility in the North Texas area. The cyclotron is a key component in helping treat cancer at Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Could Increase Early Detection

Publication: KXII-TV (CBS), Sherman
09/28/2015

Patient Henry Plunkett discusses the prostate cancer small group he leads to help other men who have a prostate cancer diagnosis. Dr. Amir Faridi of Texas Oncology-Sherman shares the different types of cancer treatments available to patients.

Finding Strength in the Fight

Publication:

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland

09/25/2015

Patients, nurses, and support group leaders at Texas Oncology-Midland Allison Cancer Center each discuss their roles in helping a small community live with the various challenges of cancer.

I Don't Have Cancer, So Why am I Seeing an Oncologist?

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
09/24/2015

Dr. Suresh Ratnam of Texas Oncology-McAllen discusses the intersection of oncology and hematology.

Prostate Cancer, Early Detection

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX), Waco
09/21/2015

Early detection is the key to helping prevent prostate cancer, according to Dr. Thomas Harris of Texas Oncology-Waco.

Texas Tribune Chats With Head Of Texas Center For Proton Therapy

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
09/15/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses proton therapy treatment and the opening of the new North Texas facility.

The Q&A Andrew Lee

Publication: The Texas Tribune, Austin
09/14/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee and Dr. Chang Chang are a part of the team calibrating  the proton beam at Texas Center for Proton Therapy before the facility opens to patients.

Beam Calibration Underway at New Texas Center for Proton Therapy

Publication: DOTmed, National
09/03/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee and Dr. Chang Chang are a part of the team calibrating  the proton beam at Texas Center for Proton Therapy before the facility opens to patients.

Texas Center For Proton Therapy Commissions Its Beam, Names Chief Physicist

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
09/02/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy began testing its proton beam, after the facility finished ahead of schedule.  Dr. Chang Chang was named the facility's director of physics and will be working on a team with a combined 70 years of experience.

People on the Move: Chang Chang, Ph.D.

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
09/01/2015
Dr. Chang Chang was named the director of physics at Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

People in the News: Chang Chang, Ph.D.

Publication: ASTRO.org, National
09/01/2015
Dr. Chang Chang was named the director of physics at Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Principles of Cancer Treatment Series: Medical Oncology

Publication: Indo American News
08/14/2015
Texas Oncology-Sugar Land's Dr. Sanjay Sethi outlines how medical oncology now involves much more than just chemotherapy. There are many more targeted treatments. This is in keeping with all forms of cancer therapy—more targeted and less debilitating surgery, more focused radiation treatment, and more directed systemic treatments.

Sun Can Be Deadly For Texans

Publication: KXAN-TV, Austin
08/07/2015
Texas Oncology reminded Austin citizens how the upcoming summer days can contribute to skin cancer.  In 2015, there was an estimated 3,593 melanoma cases that will result in approximately 623 deaths.

Electrode Skullcap Shows Promise Fighting Brain Cancer

Publication: WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN
08/06/2015
Dr. Morris D. Groves, director of Texas Oncology–Austin Brain Tumor Center, discusses the benefits of wearing Optune, an electrode skullcap, to fight brain cancer.

Chemo Patient Keeps Her Hair Using Refrigerated Cap

Publication: WFAA-TV, Dallas
08/04/2015
Dr. Cynthia Osborne, a breast oncologist for Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses how one patient was able to keep her hair during chemotherapy treatments due to a Paxman Cold Cap.

Chemo Patient Keeps Her Hair Using Refrigerated Cap

Publication: KHOU-TV, Houston
08/04/2015
Dr. Cynthia Osborne, a breast oncologist for Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses how one patient was able to keep her hair during chemotherapy treatments due to a Paxman Cold Cap.

Chemo Patient Keeps Her Hair Using Refrigerated Cap

Publication: KIDY-TV, San Angelo
08/04/2015
Dr. Cynthia Osborne, a breast oncologist for Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses how one patient was able to keep her hair during chemotherapy treatments due to a Paxman Cold Cap.

Advanced Treatments Fight Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
08/01/2015
Dr. Benjamin W. West of Texas Oncology-McAllen wrote an article about how advanced cancer treatments have minimized unpleasant reactions and enabled the majority of cancer treatments to be performed without extended hospital stays.

Who's Who in Health Care 2015 are Honored by DBJ

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
07/31/2015
Texas Center for Proton Therapy's Medical Director Dr. Andrew Lee was named one of Dallas Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Health Care.

Dr. Ragene Rivera: Be Cautious With Genetic Test Kits for Cancer Risks

Publication: El Paso Times, El Paso
07/22/2015
Dr. Ragene Rivera, medical oncologist for Texas Oncology-El Paso, wrote an article about the pros and cons of genetic test kits for cancer.

People on the Move: Charles A. Conrad, M.D.

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
07/10/2015
Renowned Neuro-Oncologist Dr. Charles Conrad has joined the cancer care and research team at Texas Oncology-Austin Brain Tumor Center.

People on the Move: Charles A. Conrad, M.D

Publication: Austin Business Journal, Austin
07/10/2015
Renowned Neuro-Oncologist Dr. Charles Conrad has joined the cancer care and research team at Texas Oncology-Austin Brain Tumor Center.

Fighting Cancer From Within

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
07/10/2015
Dr. Alvaro Restrepo discusses different cancer treatments offered at Texas Oncology. 

Conversation With: Dr. Andrew K. Lee, Head Of Dallas-Fort Worth’s First Proton Therapy Center

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
06/29/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, head of Dallas-Fort Worth's first proton therapy center, discusses the benefits of proton therapy and the opportunites the center will provide for Dallas.

Genetics and Cancer Risk: More Options, More Tests, More Prevention, More Survivors

Publication: The McAllen Monitor, McAllen
06/25/2015
Dr. Billie J. Marek, medical director for Texas Oncology-McAllen, wrote an article about genetic testing for cancer prevention.

Genetics and Cancer Risk: More Tests, More Prevention, More Survivors

Publication: Allen American, Allen
06/16/2015
Dr. Billie J. Marek, medical director for Texas Oncology-McAllen, wrote an article about genetic testing for cancer prevention.

Treating With Transplants

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
06/11/2015
Dr. Suresh Ratnam, Texas Oncology-McAllen, wrote an article about the history of treating cancer patients with transplants while also calling attention to the shortage of transplant donors.

Genetics and Cancer Risk: The Pros and Cons of Early Testing

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
06/06/2015

Dr. Frank Ward, oncologist at Texas Oncology-Tyler, wrote an article about genetic testing for cancer research and the pros and cons of early testing.

High-Tech Cancer Treatment Comes to North Texas

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC), Dallas-Fort Worth
05/14/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, head of Dallas-Fort Worth's first proton therapy center, was interviewed about the opening of Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

3D Breast Cancer Technology Arrives in Amarillo

Publication: KFDA-TV (CBS)
05/03/2015
Texas Breast Specialist-Amarillo's Dr. Lova Arenivas discusses the practice's newest 3D mammography technology that will allow physicians to better detect breast cancer at earlier stages.

Texas Breast Specialists Brings 3D Mammography to the Area

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC), Amarillo
04/07/2015
Texas Breast Specialist-Amarillo's Dr. Lova Arenivas is interviewed about early breast cancer detection with 3D mammography.

Cancer Survivor Speaks at Event

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
03/27/2015

Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, associate director of breast cancer at Texas Oncology–Tyler, spoke about breast cancer roadblocks at the 18th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference.

Partnership: Cancer Care With Compassion

Publication: The Daily Tribune, Mount Pleasant
03/27/2015

A feature story on the history and growth of Texas Oncology–Mount Pleasant Patty & Bo Pilgrim Cancer Center.  The article features Dr. Nayyar Syed and Dr. James Wilder, highlighting their careers working in Mount Pleasant.

18th Tyler Breast Cancer Conference Opens Friday

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
03/25/2015

This article advertised the 18th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference featuring guest speaker and conference Chair Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, associate director of breast cancer at Texas Oncology–Tyler.

Breast Cancer Conference Set in Tyler

Publication: Jacksonville Daily Progress, Jacksonville
03/24/2015

This article advertised the 18th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference featuring guest speaker and conference Chair Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, associate director of breast cancer at Texas Oncology–Tyler.

Proton Therapy: New Center Brings Hope Closer To North Texas Cancer Patients

Publication: KERA-FM (NPR), Dallas-Fort Worth
03/23/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, discusses proton therapy versus other cancer treatment options.

Adult Hemophiliacs Can Now Get Treatment in Austin

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin
03/22/2015
Richard Helmer, clinical director of Texas Oncology's Hemophilia Treatment Program, is cited regarding Texas Oncology's new hemophiliacs treatment in Austin.

Cancer Research on the High Plains

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC)
03/20/2015
Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center's Dr. Leonardo Forero discusses the importance of clinical trials and cancer research.

Texas Lawmakers Discuss Bill to Encourage HPV Shot

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC), Austin
03/17/2015
Texas Oncology physician Dr. Debra Patt talks about the importance of the HPV shot.

Cancer Cure & Prevention Series: Principles of Cancer Treatment: Radiation Oncology

Publication: Indo American News, Houston
03/12/2015
Dr. Vivek Kavadi, radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Sugar Land, explains what it looks like to go through the radiation treatment process.

Adding Life to Your Years

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
03/09/2015
Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, Texas Oncology–McAllen, discusses how patients have survived and thrived through cancer treatment.

Lung, Prostate, And Colon Cancers Decline Across The U.S., But Colon Cancer Still Expected to Rise in Texas

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
03/09/2015
Doctors Marco Araneda and Nabeel Sarhill of Texas Oncology-Harlingen wrote an article about how colon cancer diagnoses in Texas are expected to rise and gave prevention suggestions.

3-D Breast Cancer Technology Arrives in Amarillo

Publication: KFDA-TV (CBS), Amarillo
03/05/2015
Texas Breast Specialist-Amarillo's Dr. Lova Arenivas was cited in an article about how new breast cancer technology will help detect the disease earlier.

People on the Move: Andrew Lee

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
02/12/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, renowned oncologist and proton beam therapy innovator, has been named medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Taps Renowned MD Anderson Physician To Be Its Medical Director

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
02/10/2015

Irving’s Texas Center for Proton Therapy announced that it has hired the man responsible for launching Houston’s renowned proton therapy treatment at MD Anderson.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Names Medical Director

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
02/09/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee has been named medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy on Royal Lane in Irving.

Dr. Andrew Lee Named Medical Director for New Texas Center for Proton Therapy

Publication: Becker's Hospital Review, National
02/09/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has been named medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Names Andrew Lee Medical Director

Publication: Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth
02/09/2015
Radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Lee, a pioneer in the field of proton therapy, has been selected as medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Hires its Medical Director From M.D. Anderson

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas
02/08/2015
Dr. Andrew Lee, renowned oncologist and proton beam therapy innovator, has been named medical director of Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Texas Oncology Recognizes World Cancer Day

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC)
02/04/2015
Dr. Lova Arenivas from Texas Oncology-Amarillo was interviewed on World Cancer Day to discuss cancer prevention methods.

Sherman Doctor, Patient Discuss Cancer Triumph to Spread Health Message

Publication: KXII-TV (CBS), Sherman
02/04/2015
Dr. Anand Shivnani, radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology, discusses cancer treatment with his patients on World Cancer Day.

Texas Oncology Recognizes World Cancer Day

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC), Amarillo
02/04/2015
Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center recommended five key ways to reduce cancer risks for Amarillo residents on World Cancer Day.

Fight the Fear

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
01/08/2015
Dr. Guillermo Lazo of Texas Oncology-McAllen wrote an article about the importance of conquering adults' fear of cancer screening tests.

Dr. Srini Reddy on Breast Cancer Treatment

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC)
01/07/2015
Dr. Srini Reddy of Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center was featured in a story about his patients who survived rare breast cancer diagnoses.

Cancer Cure & Prevention Series: Four Things about Smoking and Lung Cancer

Publication: Indo American News, Houston
01/03/2015
Dr. Vivek S. Kavadi of Texas Oncology-Deke Slayton Cancer Center participated in an article about lung cancer awareness and information.

Fighting Preventable Cancers: Resolve to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Publication: Abilene Scene, Abilene
01/01/2015
Texas Oncology-Abilene North offered suggestions on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of cancer.

Preventing Cancer: Invest In Your Fitness, Invest In Your Future

Publication: The Jewish Outlook, Austin
01/01/2015
Texas Oncology provided an article to The Jewish Outlook with recommendations on how to stay active and reduce your risk of cancer.  Physicians such as Dr. Russ Hoverman and Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology-Austin Central were cited for their exercising expertise and research.

Wichita Falls Woman Says Thanks to Three Special Nurses

Publication: KFDX-TV (NBC), Wichita Falls
11/28/2014
Dottie Hoover spends three days each week at Texas Oncology Cancer Center and thanks the nurses who make her feel at home while she's getting treated.

Grateful for Nurses this Thanksgiving Season

Publication: The McAllen Monitor (McAllen)
11/27/2014
Dr. Billie Marek and his nurses at Texas Oncology successfull treated my non-Hodgkin lymphoma when I was 14, beginning my 25-year relationship with them.

Texas Oncology's Online Campaign Appreciates Nurses, Health Care Workers

Publication: McKinney Courier Gazette
11/26/2014
This Novemebr, Texas Oncology invited the public to say #SuperThanks to the over 3.5 million registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in the U.S.

Cancer Care Superheroes

Publication: The Dallas Morning News (Dallas)
11/26/2014
On this Thanksgiving Day, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer health care teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

'Leslie's Lions' Help Patients with Cancer

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)
11/26/2014
Leslie Bauer found courage to fight breast cancer in a plush lion toy given to her by a friend with cancer. Now she’s passing it on to other patients.

Giving Thanks to Our Super Heroes

Publication: The Paris News (Paris)
11/24/2014
This year, more than 119,000 Texans will be diagnosed with cancer. All will be united by a common factor – a team caring for them every step of the way.

Letter to the Editor – Health Workers are Superheroes

Publication: Brownsville Herald (Brownsville)
11/23/2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer healthcare teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

Wichita Falls Woman Says Thanks to Three Special Nurses

Publication: KFDX-TV (NBC)
11/21/2014

Letters: Thankful for Nurses

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)
11/21/2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer healthcare teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

Real Superheroes

Publication: McAllen
11/21/2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer healthcare teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

Nurses: Super Heroes in Our Midst

Publication: The Austin Villager
11/21/2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer healthcare teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

Nurses: Super Heroes in our Midst

Publication: Healthy Magazine (McAllen)
11/21/2014
As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage you to join me and my colleagues in thanking cancer healthcare teams for the tremendous impact they make daily.

Houston Doctor, Patient Lead the Way in Cancer Vaccine Study

Publication: KPRC-TV (NBC), Houston
11/20/2014
As the country raises awareness for men's health issues, one Tomball man is part of a national trial that could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer.

Breast Cancer Screening: Essential for All Ages

Publication: IndoAmerican News (Houston)
11/20/2014
Dr. Frankie Ann Holmes of Texas Oncology presents the rationale behind early breast cancer diagnosis and discusses current screening guidelines.

Study Shows Aspirin's Cancer-Fighting Power

Publication: YNN-TV (Time Warner Cable), Austin
11/12/2014
You've heard probably an aspirin a day keeps a heart attack away. Now, studies are showing aspirin's other powers in the fight against cancer.

Texas Oncology Says #SuperThanks to Nurses This Thanksgiving

Publication: BioNews Texas
11/06/2014
Texas Oncology is encouraging everyone to give oncology nurses and other medical professional “super heroes” a big #SuperThanks this Thanksgiving.

Gayle S. Patel, MS, CGC

Publication: The Jewish Outlook, Austin
11/01/2014
Dr. Gayle Patel coordinates Texas Oncology's Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Program for patients, families, physicians, providers and nurses.

Get Your Running Shoes Ready!

Publication: KFXV-TV (FOX), McAllen
10/22/2014
This Saturday is the 7th annual Texas oncology breast cancer awareness ride/walk/run at the Texas oncology center in McAllen.

Cleburne HS Students Display Artwork at Texas Oncology

Publication: Cleburne Times Review, Cleburne
10/21/2014
Texas Oncology-Cleburne is displaying artwork by Cleburne High School student for patients to view before they begin medical treatments.

Breast Cancer Survivor Becomes Mom with Family Help

Publication: Today Show (CBS)
10/20/2014
Sarah Lisle, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and fought through a recurrence on top of her reconstruction, never gave up hope of becoming a mom. 

Finding Life's Silver Linings

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/16/2014
No matter how long the road, there is always a lesson to be learned. Brandi Nelson's breast cancer journey has left her with greater peace and compassion.

Who's Who in Healthcare

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
10/10/2014
Gary Barlow, Director, Texas Center for Proton Therapy,  was featured in Dallas Business Journal's 2014 Who's Who in Health Care list.

Hope Doesn't Just Float - It Matters to Cancer Patients

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
10/10/2014
The best care we can offer is available to cancer patients at Texas Oncology. Still, every week, we see another powerful and underappreciated weapon: hope.

Study for a Cure

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
10/10/2014
One in five oncologists is 64 years or older. The number of new oncologists is expected to increase only 28 percent by 2025, creating a critical shortage.

Health Costs Surging as we Manufacture Diseases

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas
10/07/2014
Between 1996 and 2011, cancer treatment prices went up 36 percent. Overall, cancer care costs went from $37.7 billion in 1996 to $85.5 billion in 2011.

Texoma Woman Battling Rare Breast Cancer

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS), Wichita Falls
10/07/2014
Cheryl Roberts was diagnosed with IBC at Texas Oncology. Even though she has cancer, she feels there is no reason to be down or depressed.

Speaking Up for Your Health

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/06/2014
Jodi Sorenson's team at Texas Oncology developed a treatment plan for treating her breast cancer safely for both her and her baby during her pregnancy.

Obesity May Soon Eclipse Tobacco as Cancer Cause, Doctors Group Warns

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas
10/01/2014
The American Society of Clinical Oncologists say obesity is now implicated in 1 in 5 cancer deaths — about the same rate as cancers linked to smoking.

Breast Cancer Screening Essential for Women of All Ages

Publication: Absolutely! Katy, Katy
10/01/2014
In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the past decade, news and information has increased awareness about breast cancer.

A Shared Journey of Prevention and Promise

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/01/2014
The BRCA test is part of Texas Oncology’s genetic testing and evaluation program, which includes family history and focused genetic counseling. 

Patt: The End of Cancer Begins with Research

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/01/2014

Awareness Starts at Home

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
10/01/2014
Staying in tune with your body gives you a greater chance at staying healthy. If you find a lump in your breast, you go to your doctor.

Breast Cancer Screening Essential for Women of All Ages

Publication: Absolutely! Memorial. Houston
10/01/2014

Breast Cancer Screening Essential for Women of All Ages

Publication: Absolutely! Brazos, Houston
10/01/2014

Breast Cancer Screening Essential for Women of All Ages

Publication: Fort Bend Focus, Sugar Land
10/01/2014

Dr. Jolanta Cichon: Breast Cancer Screenings Essential to Reduce Risk

Publication: Denton Record Chronicle, Denton
10/01/2014
In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the past decade, news and information has increased awareness about breast cancer.

Cancer Cure & Prevention Series: Clinical Trials - Offering New Hope

Publication: Indo American News, Houston
09/18/2014

Study Says Prolonged Cycling in Older Men May be Linked to Prostate Cancer

Publication: Houston Chronicle, Houston
09/13/2014
Add this to the debate over the health risks of cycling: A new study shows a link between prostate cancer and older men who spend a lot of time cycling.

The New Normal: What Happens After Cancer Treatment?

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
09/11/2014
Just as there are a variety of physical and emotional challenges that may arise in the life of a cancer survivor, there are multiple ways to address them. 

Study Says Prolonged Cycling in Older Men May be Linked to Prostate Cancer

Publication: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
09/09/2014
Add this to the debate over the health risks of cycling: A new study shows a link between prostate cancer and older men who spend a lot of time cycling.

LeBlanc: Study Says Prolonged Cycling in Older Men May be Linked to Prostate Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
09/07/2014
Add this to the debate over the health risks of cycling: A new study shows a link between prostate cancer and older men who spend a lot of time cycling.

Raising Funds for Cancer Research

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX)
09/05/2014

Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX), Waco
09/05/2014
Texas Oncology, which has helped participate in research and clinical trials, says there's a constant need for donations and clinical trial participants.

Stand Up 2 Cancer - Local Doctor Discusses Clinical Trials in Texoma

Publication: KTEN-TV (NBC), Sherman
09/05/2014
1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Dr. Tammy Roque of Texas Oncology discusses about clinical trials in Texoma.

Cancer Research on the High Plains

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC), Amarillo
09/05/2014
According to local oncologist Dr. Leonardo Forero, the most common types of cancer in our area are breast, lung and colon cancer...as well as one other.

Golden Years or Cancer Years? Healthy Choices can Make a Difference

Publication: Senior Living Choices, Texas
09/04/2014
You may be carefully tracking the numbers associated with your 401K, but do you pay close attention to your cholesterol level, weight, or blood pressure?

Cycling and Prostate Cancer

Publication: Austin Fit Magazine, Austin
09/01/2014
A recent study from London found a correlation of hours of cycling each week to the incidence of prostate cancer in men over 50.

Recognizing Recurrence

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
08/19/2014

A cancer diagnosis is a very personal and life-changing experience. While no two patients are the same, all share the same goal—beating the disease.

Study: Aspirin is Effective in Reducing Cancer Risk

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin
08/11/2014
An aspirin a day for heart health is nothing new, but is aspirin effective in preventing another silent killer — cancer? A new study says yes.

McAllen: The Next Cancer Research Frontier

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
07/21/2014
Behind each breakthrough in cancer research is a lengthy process involving years of painstaking research. For every success, there are multiple setbacks.

What to Do (Or Not Do) After Genetic Testing

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston
07/18/2014
Genetic testing can discern if there’s a genetic connection for certain cancers. But what happens after testing?

New T-Cell Treatment Helps Austinite Survive Leukemia

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin
07/13/2014
An Austin woman hoped to soon start life as a mother. Instead she learned her life may be about to end, and soon.

Cyclotron arrives at Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving

Publication: The Dallas Morning News - Irving Blog, Dallas
07/03/2014
A 220-ton cyclotron, a magnet-packed particle accelerator that will provide cancer treatment, arrived at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

New Cancer-Fighting Machine Arrives in Irving

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS), Dallas
07/02/2014

A 220-ton innovative cancer-fighting machine has finally made it to North Texas after its trip halfway across the globe. The technology took a month to arrive from Belgium and will mark a milestone in the construction of DFW’s first proton therapy center. When it opens in 2016, the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving will be the only place in North Texas to offer proton therapy.  Until then, the closest place to receive proton therapy treatment is about 200 miles away in Oklahoma City.

220-Ton Proton Accelerator for First Cancer Center of its Type in DFW

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
07/02/2014
A towering crane hoisted a 220-ton particle accelerator into the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, a milestone for the first center of its type in Texas.

High-Tech, 220-Ton, Cancer-Fighting Machine Arrives In Irving

Publication: KTVT-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth
07/02/2014

Workers were busy Wednesday moving and installing a huge, high-tech piece of cancer fighting equipment at the new Center for Proton.

Special Delivery: 220-Ton Proton Accelerator for First of Its Type Cancer Center in DFW

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
07/02/2014

A towering crane hoisted a 220-ton particle accelerator into the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving on Wednesday — a milestone for what will be the first center of its type in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Texas Oncology-McKinney Offers Radiation Treatment

Publication: McKinney Courier-Gazette, McKinney
06/26/2014
Texas Oncology-McKinney added radiation oncology to its existing suite of cancer treatment options, including medical oncology and hematology.

Sugar Land Family Honoring Father by Joining Fight Against Cancer

Publication: Fort Bend Star, Fort Bend
06/11/2014

When Dr. Arvind Bhandari was still a medical student three decades ago, he lost his father to a stomach cancer.

Austin Man Shares Breast Cancer Survival Story

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS affiliate), Austin
06/04/2014
We often hear about women battling breast cancer, but what about men? It took an Austin man years and countless doctor's visits to find out what was wrong.

Preventive Measures Can be Taken for Most Prevalent Cancers in County

Publication: Commerce Journal, Commerce
06/02/2014

Local Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Mothers Day Thoughts and Wishes For Others

Publication: KTEN-TV (ABC affiliate), Sherman
05/30/2014
Cancer survivor AJ Atherton and Tammy Roque of Texas Oncology talk about the importance of a strong positive attitude that's helping AJ with her survival.

New Oncology Floor Opening at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
05/29/2014
St. David’s HealthCare is expanding its collaboration with Nashville-based Sarah Cannon to boost oncology services in the Austin area.

New Clinic Gives Transplant Patients a Local Option

Publication: KVUE-TV (CBS affiliate), Austin
05/29/2014
A newly formed health care collaboration means Central Texans with blood cancer disorders can finally get the treatment they need right here in Austin.

St. David's Partners with Sarah Cannon Cancer Center for New Oncology, Transplant Treatment

Publication: Community Impact Newspaper, Austin
05/29/2014
St. David’s HealthCare is partnering with Sarah Cannon Cancer Center to launch new oncology and blood and marrow transplant care in South Austin.

Proton Therapy: A New Weapon Against Cancer in North Texas

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC affiliate, Dallas)
05/26/2014
The Texas Center for Proton Therapy looks like an ordinary office building. On the inside, however, it is a concrete cavern designed to cure cancer.

Battling Against Cancer in Hunt County

Publication: Greenville Herald Banner
05/25/2014
According to Dr. Meera Shreedhara with Texas Oncology, there are several reasons for higher than average cancer rates in Hunt County, TX.

Prostate Cancer

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS affiliate), Wichita Falls
05/18/2014
One in seven men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. In Wichita County, prostate cancer is the most common form of the cancer behind lung cancer.

Exclusive Tour: DFW's First Proton Therapy Center Readies for Heavy Equipment

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
05/16/2014
Right now, the most impressive thing about the 63,000-square-foot building under construction at 1501 W. Royal Lane in Irving is probably the concrete.

Study: Confidence in Genomic Testing Mixed Among Oncologists

Publication: Oncology Times, National
05/15/2014
While not all oncologists are ready to embrace genomic testing of patients' tumor samples, others plan to offer this type of testing to their patients.

Mother Fought Cancer During Pregnancy

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC affiliate), Austin
05/11/2014
It was an emotional Mother's Day for an Austin woman diagnosed with breast cancer 28 weeks pregnant. She underwent chemotherapy before she delivered.

Mother's Day Extra Special for Cancer-Surviving Mom

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC affiliate, Dallas)
05/07/2014
An Arlington cancer survivor, who nearly missed out on getting to be a mom, says she’s extra thankful to be celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend.

Sugar Land Resident Celebrating 10 Years of Cancer Survival

Publication: Fort Bend Star, Sugar Land
05/07/2014
This Mother’s Day is especially meaningful for Kendra Stratton who's celebrating her 10 year anniversary of cancer survival with two precious kids.

Medical Breakthrough: Brain Cancer Clinical Trials

Publication: KEYE-TV (CBS affiliate), Austin
04/30/2014

Close to Home: Patients Have New Option for Bone Marrow Transplants

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC affiliate), Austin
04/22/2014
Nancy Guerra was the first ever patient to get a bone marrow transplant at the new blood cancer center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

A Look Inside Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
04/21/2014
While some cancers have a major risk factor to blame, many have no explanation, no answer to the question: “Why is my body working against me?” 

Striking a Chord with Cancer Patients

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
04/05/2014
Music washes over the treatment room at Texas Oncology, where a dozen patients are getting chemotherapy infusions.

What Young Men Should Know Now to Protect Against Cancer

Publication: Fort Bend Focus, Houston
04/01/2014
Men in their 20s and 30s might feel invincible, but they too can develop cancer.

Austin-Area Adults Can Now Get Bone Marrow Transplants Closer to Home

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
04/01/2014
An Austin woman who needed a life-saving bone marrow stem cell transplant became the first patient to have it done in Austin, doctors said Tuesday.

Steady Progress in the War on Cancer

Publication: IndoAmerican News, Houston
03/14/2014
Dr. Vivek Kavadi of Texas Oncology shares his thoughts about progress made in cancer diagnosis and treatment in recent decades.

Study Links Obesity to Ovarian Cancer

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC affiliate), Dallas
03/12/2014
There's a new reason to watch your waistline, ladies. A new study has found being fat is a likely risk factor for ovarian cancer.

World Cancer Day and WHO’s Predictions for the Future

Publication: KIAH-TV (CW), Houston
03/07/2014
With over 560-events planned world-wide, February 4th is day to raise awareness and debunk the myths about the Big C and to bring “power to the purple!"

Golden Years or Cancer Years? Healthy Choices Can Make a Difference

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
03/04/2014
You may be carefully tracking the numbers associated with your 401K, but do you pay close attention to more vital data points, like your cholesterol level, weight, or blood pressure?

Oncologist Would Rather Stop Cancer Before it Starts

Publication: Ultimate Bay Area, Houston
03/03/2014
A third of all cancer cases can be prevented through health and lifestyle modifications and early detection, says Dr. Dhatri Kodali of Texas Oncology 

For Women with Breast Cancer Gene, Removing Ovaries by 35 Could be Life Saver

Publication: CultureMap Dallas, Dallas
02/27/2014
A new cancer study reveals that women with a specific genetic abnormality could decrease the risk of death by having their ovaries removed early in life.

Now What? Deciding What to Do (or Not Do) After Genetic Testing

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
02/24/2014

Winning the Fight: Oncologist, Patient Shed Light on Cancer Prevention, Treatment

Publication: McKinney Courier-Gazette, McKinney
02/23/2014
Dr. Nandita Rao of Texas Oncology recommends maintaining a healthy diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes to lower the risk of developing cancer.

Experts: Cancer Cases to Skyrocket

Publication: Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo
02/19/2014
Cancer is becoming more common in younger adults, and health experts say annual health checkups are more important than ever to catch the disease early.

Dr. Ellen Blair Smith Talks Cancer Prevention Month

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC affiliate), Austin
02/09/2014
February is Cancer Prevention Month, and here to talk about the issue is Dr. Ellen Blair Smith, a gynecologic oncologist at Texas Oncology.

World Cancer Day & WHO’s Predictions for the Future

Publication: KIAH-TV (CW affiliate), Houston
02/04/2014
With over 560-events planned world-wide, February 4th is day to raise awareness and debunk the myths about the Big C and to bring “power to the purple!"

This is Only a Test (That Could Save Your Life)

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
01/17/2014
There’s no question that cancer screenings can save lives. But what tests? When? These simple questions no longer have simple answers.

Seeing New Life in the Face of Cancer

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS affiliate, Dallas)
01/07/2014
At age 22, Leah Duncan of Mansfield said that she was athletic and looking forward to the future. But then, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Women Postpone Cancer Treatment to Ensure Motherhood

Publication: KIAH-TV (CW)
12/26/2013

Women Postpone Cancer Treatment to Ensure Motherhood

Publication: KIAH-Tv (CW affiliate, Houston)
12/26/2013
Dr. Pustilnik of Texas Oncology says her patients are changing the way she treats cancer since they don’t wanna give up the chance of having children.

Hope Doesn't Just Float - It Matters to Cancer Patients

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
12/20/2013

Giving Hope

Publication: Longview News-Journal, Longview
12/17/2013

Dr. McIntyre on Frontline Eribulin in HER2-Negative MBC

Publication: OncLive, National
12/13/2013

Cancer Patients Participating in Healthcare Decisions Have Better Outlooks

Publication: MegaDoctor News, McAllen
12/13/2013
McAllen speech pathologist Marcia Gonzalez is the kind of person, and cancer patient, who may or may not take no for an answer.

The Waiting Game: Hoping For Health And Financial Security

Publication: KERA-FM (NPR), Dallas
12/05/2013
Like many North Texans, Isac and Elizabeth were living a typical middle class life, until a medical emergency knocked them off their feet.

Bayougraphy: The Place Where Cancer and Conception Meet

Publication: Houstonia Magazine, Houston
12/01/2013
“Cancer is hard enough,” says Texas Oncology's Dr. Pustilnik. “Adding pregnancy, or the desire for pregnancy, to the mix makes it a lot more complicated.”

Thanks for Giving Hope

Publication: The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville
12/01/2013

Sound Off, Readers!

Publication: Nocona News, Nocona
11/28/2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, take time to recognize and thank those who are helping cancer patients with emotional, physical, and financial support.

Thanks for Giving Hope to Cancer Patients

Publication: San Marcos Daily Record, San Marcos
11/27/2013

To All Who Give Hope

Publication: The Dallas Morning News, Dallas
11/25/2013

Thanks for Giving Hope

Publication: Mineral Wells Index
11/24/2013

Ankle Becomes Knee Joint in Bone Cancer Procedure

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC), Austin
11/24/2013
Imagine a child suffering from bone cancer in the leg. Now imagine doctors removing the diseased portion and turning the ankle into the knee.

Brackenridge Could See More Cancer Patients if ‘Obamacare’ Concerns Linger

Publication: Austin American-Statesman (Austin)
11/14/2013
The Seton Shivers Center could see long wait times for care if private cancer treatment centers cannot resolve their issues with the Affordable Care Act.

Numerous Support Services Available to Address Needs of Unmarried Cancer Patients

Publication: Oncology Times, national
11/12/2013
Unmarried cancer patients may experience poorer outcomes, such as being undertreated and dying from their disease compared to their married counterparts.

Specialist Helps Patients Beat Cancer, Preserve Fertility

Publication: Ultimate Bellaire (local edition of the Houston Chronicle), Houston
11/06/2013
Dr. Terri Pustilnik of Texas Oncology helps cancer patients chart a course of treatment to both defeat the cancer and preserve the woman's fertility.

Be Aware, Get Screened

Publication: Statesman.com (Website of Austin American-Statesman), Austin
10/13/2013
Dr. Ryan Tierney of Texas Oncology, said that while advances have been made in imaging technology, a mammogram remains the best screening option for women.

Who's Who in Healthcare

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
10/10/2013
Dr. Steven Paulson leads a 25-year-old pioneer in community-based cancer care and spearheaded development of the new Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Texas Oncology Expands Reach for Austin Cancer Trials

Publication: Austin Business Journal, Austin
10/02/2013
Texas Oncology joins the Gynecologic Oncology Group, a system of more than 50 cancer institutions that collaborate on clinical and translational research.

Breast Cancer Affecting Younger Amarillo Women

Publication: NewsChannel10.com (Website of KFDA-TV), Amarillo
09/27/2013
Doctors are finding local women are being diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age.

Texas Reaches Alarming Skin Cancer Statistic

Publication: KVEO.com (Website of KVEO-TV), McAllen
09/26/2013
Dr. Saresh Ratnam, an oncologist with Texas Oncology, says, "Exposure to the sun and to UV light raises the risk for skin cancer."

People: August 26, 2013

Publication: Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth
09/03/2013
Gary Barlow has been named director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy which will bring a highly targeted cancer treatment option to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Prostate Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
09/01/2013
For most men, maintaining sexual function confronts more than 10,000 Texas men each year who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

St. David's, Methodist: $11M for Blood, Bones

Publication: Austin Business Journal, Austin
08/30/2013
St. David’s HealthCare has partnered with Methodist Hospital in San Antonio to create Austin’s first blood cancer and bone marrow transplant center.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Publication: The Best of Austin Magazine, Austin
08/27/2013
The Best of Austin magazine interviewed Dr.  Beth Hellerstedt, M.D. with Texas Oncology to learn more about the risk of breast cancer.

Applying Sunscreen: You’re (Probably) Doing It Wrong

Publication: Healthy Magazine, McAllen
08/26/2013
Using sunscreen is essential to sun protection, but the bad news is that when it comes to applying sunscreen, many of us are doing it wrong. 

Innovative Breast Cancer Treatment Performed in Paris

Publication: The Paris News, Paris
08/25/2013
Glenda Martin had a family history of breast cancer. Little did she know, she would be the first to receive a breakthrough treatment in her hometown.

People: Gary Barlow

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
08/23/2013
Gary Barlow was recently named director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy. The center will be the first to bring a leading-edge, highly targeted cancer treatment option to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Gary Barlow: Executive People on the Move

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
08/21/2013
Gary Barlow was named director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, which will bring a leading-edge, highly targeted cancer treatment option to north Texas. His passion is proton therapy and the hope it brings to cancer patients. He was drawn to the ground floor opportunity to build the most advanced proton therapy facility in the area.

Joint Effort to Provide a First for Austin-Area Patients with Blood Disorders

Publication: KLBJ-AM, Austin
08/21/2013
A collaboration between several Central Texas health care facilities will bring a service to Austin that could help patients with blood disorders.

At Last, Bone Marrow Transplants to be Offered in Austin

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
08/20/2013
Starting next year, bone marrow transplants will be provided to adults by St. David’s HealthCare in an unusual collaboration with partners in San Antonio.

Blood Cancer Treatment Center Coming to Austin

Publication: KVUE-TV (CBS affiliate, Austin)
08/20/2013
St. David's Healthcare joins Texas Oncology to bring new treatment options to Austin for patients with blood cancers, including bone marrow transplants.

An Alternative to Chemotherapy

Publication: KMID-TV (ABC)
08/09/2013

Leander Author 'Fighting to Live'

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
08/06/2013
Sam Caine's autobiographical book details his fight with cancer and his determination to keep a positive attitude while helping others.

10 Things You Need to Know About the BRCA Genes

Publication: Breast Cancer Resources Center of Austin Newsletter, Austin
07/11/2013
Since breast cancer is so common, women are now asking themselves: what are the BRCA genes, do I need to be tested, and why is this information important?

Is Cancer in Your Future?

Publication: Austin Fit Magazine, Austin
07/01/2013
Only 5-10% percent of cancers are inherited. If a certain cancer “runs in the family,” it can be helpful to know whether there is a clear hereditary link.

Are 'E-Cigarettes' Safe? The Debate Drags On

Publication: Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo
06/27/2013
E-cigarettes still carry health risks and the devices haven’t been studied long-term, said Rob Flippin, nurse manager at Texas Oncology in Amarillo.

Local Stem Cell Transplant Program Keeping More Patients Closer to Home

Publication: NewsChannel10.com (Website of KDFA-TV), Amarillo
06/21/2013

Skin Cancer and the Sun: Protecting Yourself in the Summer Heat

Publication: ValleyCentral.com (Website of KGBT-TV), McAllen
06/19/2013
Dr. Saresh Ratnam, an oncologist with Texas Oncology, says, "Exposure to the sun and to UV light raises the risk for skin cancer."

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Brings Innovative Cancer Treatment to Dallas-Fort Worth

Publication: Culture Map, Dallas
06/19/2013
In the world of cancer treatment, innovation is always on the agenda. Irving is putting itself on the map for cancer treatment by opening the Texas Center for Proton Therapy. Scheduled to start accepting patients in 2016, the $105 million center is breaking ground in Las Colinas on May 15 thanks to Texas Oncology.

Breaking Down the Supreme Court's Synthetic DNA Ruling

Publication: KVUE.com (Website of KVUE-TV), Austin
06/16/2013
Dr. John Sandbach of Texas Oncology breaks down the ruling made by the US Supreme Court which allows synthetically produced DNA to be patented.

Supreme Court DNA Ruling Hits Home for Austin Cancer Survivor

Publication: Austin.YNN.com (Website of YNN-TV), Austin
06/16/2013

Central Texas Women Part of Myriad Suit

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
06/14/2013
Genae Girard of Lago Vista said she was ecstatic Thursday to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that a company cannot own a person’s DNA.

Longview Woman Living Out the Mastectomy Story Told by Actress

Publication: Longview News-Journal, Longview
05/28/2013
About 60% of women who have inherited harmful mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 will develop breast cancer, as opposed to 12% of women in the general population.

Proton Therapy Center Breaks Ground

Publication: Irving Rambler
05/20/2013
Texas Oncology announced it would build a state-of-the-art Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving at Hwy 161 and Royal Lane. On May 15.

Hope for Cancer Patients: Proton Therapy Center Breaks Ground

Publication: Virtual Builder’s Exchange Network, Texas
05/17/2013

Cancer patients and survivors gathered with members of the healthcare community to kick off construction of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Proton Therapy Treatment Center Breaks Ground

Publication: Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth
05/17/2013
North Texas is getting a 220-ton cancer-fighting machine. The Texas Center for Proton Therapy will be the first cancer treatment facility in North Texas to provide proton radiation treatment, the most precise, highly targeted radiation therapy available.

Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene

Publication: KFDA-TV (CBS)
05/16/2013

Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene

Publication: NewsChannel10.com (Website of KDFA-TV), Amarillo
05/16/2013
"There are two known genes that are well studied that have been associated with breast and ovarian cancer," says Dr. Srini Reddy of Texas Oncology.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Brings Innovative Cancer Treatment to Dallas-Fort Worth

Publication: Culture Map, Dallas
05/15/2013
In the world of cancer treatment, innovation is always on the agenda. Irving is putting itself on the map for cancer treatment by opening the Texas Center for Proton Therapy.

Baylor Health, Texas Oncology Collaborate on North Texas's First Proton Radiation Therapy Center

Publication: Becker’s Hospital Review, National
05/15/2013
Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Texas Oncology will break ground today on north Texas's first facility offering proton radiation therapy, according to a Star-Telegram report.

Construction to Start on $105M Proton Therapy Center in Irving

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
05/14/2013
Texas cancer cases continue to rise, yet the Dallas-Fort Worth area remains the largest metropolitan area in the country without a proton therapy treatment facility.

Proton Therapy Facility to Break Ground in Irving on Wednesday

Publication: Tarrant Business, Fort Worth
05/14/2013
North Texas' first facility offering proton radiation therapy, a $105 million project that will be located in Irving, will break ground Wednesday morning.

Irving Proton Therapy Facility Dedication Next Week

Publication: D Healthcare Daily, Dallas
05/08/2013
Texas Center for Proton Therapy plans a dedication ceremony for its $105 million proton therapy facility in Irving.

Oncologist Talks Endurance at Annual Breast Cancer Conference

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
04/24/2013
Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, an oncologist with Texas Oncology in Tyler, said she has learned a great deal from her breast cancer patients in 31 years.

The Sequester, Tourism and Cancer

Publication: Longview News-Journal, Longview
04/16/2013
The Washington Post wrote: “Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts.”

Caregivers a Crucial, Often Invisible Army

Publication: Ultimate Fort Bend, Fort Bend
04/11/2013
“More than 60 million Americans will serve as unpaid caregivers this year,” said Dr. Caesar Tin-U of Texas Oncology. “Caregivers are truly unsung heroes.”

Congressman Carter Tours Oncology Center

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
04/11/2013
U.S. Representative John Carter toured the Texas Oncology Cedar Park Cancer Center and met with staff during a visit on April 3.

Fox News' Greta Van Susteren Blasts Gov't for Denying Treatment to Cancer Patients

Publication: The Christian Post, National
04/06/2013
On Fox News' "On the Record," Greta Van Susteren shamed the federal government for denied treatment for thousands of cancer patients on Medicare.

Oncologist Talks Endurance at Annual Breast Cancer Conference

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler
03/24/2013
Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, an oncologist with Texas Oncology in Tyler, said she has learned a great deal from her breast cancer patients in 31 years.

Report: 12 Percent Leave Austin for Cancer Care

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
03/22/2013
After her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, Elna Vanderwerf went 8 years without a recurrence. But last year, her cancer was back, this time in her brain.

12 Percent Leave Austin for Cancer Care

Publication: Austin American-Statesman, Austin
03/22/2013
After her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, Elna Vanderwerf went 8 years without a recurrence. But last year, her cancer was back, this time in her brain.

Early Vigilance can Help Stop Colon Cancer

Publication: Ultimate Woodlands, Woodlands
03/14/2013
Dr. John Thachil, an expert at Texas Oncology, discusses how pre-screening for colon cancer can save lives.

Medicamento Contra el Cancer

Publication: KUPB-TV (Univision), Midland
03/07/2013
Recientemente la F.D.A aprobo un nuevo medicamento para el cancer de mama lo cual significa gran paso en el tratamiento de los pacientes.

In the Fight Against Cancer, Everyone Can Join

Publication: Houston Community News, Houston
02/24/2013
With choices that balance your interests, time and resources, your cancer supporting role can make a difference in the life of patients and in yours.

Fighting Cancer Together

Publication: Ultimate Fort Bend, Houston
02/14/2013
When Sugar Land resident Domingo Salcido was diagnosed with cancer, he just just went to work with the doctors and nurses at Texas Oncology to "fix it."

Helping Caregivers, the Unsung Heroes of Cancer Care

Publication: Rancher, Houston
02/14/2013

When Texas Oncology patient Barbara Warf was diagnosed with cancer, friend Violet Parsons and her husband supported her with daily calls and so much more.

World Cancer Day is Monday, February 4th

Publication: PermianBasin360.com (Website of KMID-TV), Midland
02/01/2013
Doctor Pankaj Khandelwal, with the West Texas Cancer Center, a member of the Texas Oncology Group, has a personal view of what cancer can do to people.

World Cancer Day

Publication: KTEN.com (Website of KTEN-TV), Sherman
02/01/2013
It's not uncommon to know someone who's dealt with cancer. Big strides have been taken to fight it, but there are still steps we can take to prevent it.

Healthy Priorities

Publication: Texas Medicine, Austin
02/01/2013
In December, Texas Public Health Coalition unveiled its legislative priorities on immunizations, tobacco use, obesity, and cancer prevention for 2013.

Fighting Preventable Cancers: Resolve to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Publication: Houston Community News, Houston
01/30/2013
A World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research study concluded that 1 in 3 cancers may be preventable with a healthier lifestyle.

No News Was Not Good News For One Mother With Cervical Cancer

Publication: ABClocal.go.com (Website of KTRK-TV), Houston
01/18/2013
What happens when you take a medical test? Do you call and check on the results? Or like the woman in this story, do you think "no news is good news?"

My Cancer Doesn't Have a Color, Will it Have a Cure?

Publication: Cypress Creek Mirror, Houston
01/02/2013
When you think of breast cancer, it’s virtually impossible not to think of the color pink. But what about esophageal cancer? What color comes to mind?

My Cancer Doesn't Have a Color, Will it Have a Cure?

Publication: Healthy Valley, McAllen
01/01/2013
When you think of breast cancer, it’s virtually impossible not to think of the color pink. But what about esophageal cancer? What color comes to mind?

Top Cancer Advances of 2012

Publication: Healthy Valley, McAllen
01/01/2013
Top cancer advances in 2012 include armed antibody to selectively deliver medicine to HER2-positive breast cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone.

Amarillo: Breast Cancer Specialization

Publication: KFDA-TV (CBS)
12/27/2012

Denison Husband and Wife Overcoming Cancer Together

Publication: KXII.com (website of KXII-TV), Denison
12/18/2012
A Denison couple is using their battle with cancer as a source of inspiration and encouraging other cancer patients at Texas Oncology to stay positive.

5 Key Factors For The Proton Centers Planned For North Texas

Publication: KERANews.org (Website of KERA radio), Dallas
12/13/2012
Two North Texas proton therapy centers are in the planning stages over the next few years—one at UT Southwestern in Dallas and a second in Las Colinas.

Help Wanted: The Unsung Heroes of Cancer Care Need Support Also

Publication: East Texas Review, Tyler/Longview
12/06/2012
When Texas Oncology patient Barbara Warf was diagnosed with cancer, friend Violet Parsons and her husband accepted the job of caregiver without hesitation.

Sugar Land Couple Highlights Importance of Caregiving Through Cancer Fight

Publication: YourSugarLandNews.com (Website of Sugar Land Sun), Sugar Land
12/06/2012
After being diagnosed in May, Domingo Salcido received his final treatment for colon cancer after six months of treatment at Texas Oncology.

Best Cities for Women

Publication: Women's Health
12/01/2012
Your cholesterol and blood pressure can say a whole lot about your health. But there's another stealth number that might speak volumes: your zip code.

Caring for the Caregivers Whose Support and Love are a Key Part of the Cure

Publication: HealthBlog.DallasNews.com, Dallas
11/28/2012
Dr. Carlos Taboada at Texas Oncology and his fellow doctors rely on the help of caregivers for the sacrifices they make in supporting their loved ones.

Home, Sweet Home is the New Normal for Cancer Patients

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne
11/27/2012
Over 80 percent of all cancer treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy infusion, is now delivered at the community level in an outpatient setting.

Mother Stays Positive Battling Cancer With No Cure

Publication: PermianBasin360.com (Website of KMID-TV), Midland/Odessa
11/27/2012
Many walk through the doors of the Texas Oncology Allison Cancer Center seeking cancer treatment. One patient is mother and grandmother, Brenda Anderson.

Letter to the Editor: Say Thank You to Cancer Caregivers

Publication: Amarillo.com (Website of Amarillo Globe-News), Amarillo
11/23/2012
During this season of gratitude and giving, Texas Oncology physicians highlight the important role caregivers play in supporting cancer patients.

Giving Thanks for Caregivers

Publication: NewsChannel10.com (Website of KFDA-TV), Amarillo
11/21/2012
November is national Caregivers Month. Texas Oncology is highlighting the important and often over looked role that caregivers provide.

Letter to the Editor: Honoring Caregivers of Cancer Patients

Publication: ReporterNews.com (Website of Abilene Reporter-News), Abilene
11/16/2012
During this season of gratitude and giving, Texas Oncology physicians highlight the important role caregivers play in supporting cancer patients.

Texas Oncology Promotes Thanking a Caregiver this November

Publication: WoodlandsOnline.com (The Woodlands Community Website), The Woodlands
11/16/2012
Texas Oncology highlights the vital role caregivers play in cancer treatment continuum, and encouraging expressions of thanks and support for caregivers.

Cáncer de Mama: Mejor Prevenir que Lamentar

Publication: El Nuevo Heraldo, Brownsville
10/26/2012
El Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, oncólogo en Texas Oncology en McAllen, dijo a El Nuevo Heraldo que la incidencia de cáncer de mama en el país estaba disminuyendo.

El Nueva Presenta Serie Cáncer de Mama, Prevención y Tratamiento

Publication: El Nuevo Heraldo, Brownsville
10/26/2012
La American Cancer Society estima que 226.870 nuevos casos de cáncer de mama se producirá este año y 40.000 mujeres morirán de la enfermedad.

Hope Fuels the Future, Says Local Radiation Oncologist

Publication: Ridglea Shopping News
10/24/2012
Dr. Shide of Texas Oncology reminds us that "Early detection and education encourages women to take the proper steps to save their own lives."

Hope Fuels the Future, Says Local Radiation Oncologist

Publication: Cityview Shopping News
10/24/2012
Dr. Shide of Texas Oncology reminds us that "Early detection and education encourages women to take the proper steps to save their own lives."

Hope Fuels the Future, Says Local Radiation Oncologist

Publication: Wedgwood Shopping News
10/24/2012
Dr. Shide of Texas Oncology reminds us that "Early detection and education encourages women to take the proper steps to save their own lives."

McAllen: Texas Oncology Invita a Apoyar a Mujeres con Cáncer en el Valle de Texas

Publication: El Nuevo Heraldo, Brownsville
10/21/2012
El Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology extendió la invitación a la comunidad para participar en la 5ta Carrera Anual de Prevención de Cáncer de Mama.

Texas Oncology Opens Full-Service Flower Mound Location

Publication: Flower Mound News-Connection, Flower Mound
10/12/2012
Texas Oncology is the first tenant of the River Walk III Medical Park at 4370 Medical Arts Drive, adjacent to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

When Cancer Put Holly Reineck Through a Rough Patch, She Found a Way to Make it Bloom

Publication: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth
09/17/2012
Holly Reineck's life changed on April 27, 2012 when she received a medical diagnosis that laid her low for a while and made her re-examine everything.

Proton Therapy Treatment Center Makes Irving a Major Medical Destination

Publication: IrvingRambler.com (Website of Irving Rambler)
09/15/2012
Dr. B. Scott Cheek, a radiation specialist at Texas Oncology, explains why proton therapy is so much more advanced than treatments currently in wide use.

Proton Centers Streaming to North Texas

Publication: BizJournal.com/Dallas (Website of Dallas Business Journal)
09/14/2012
When Menay Harris’ doctor told her she needed an advanced cancer treatment called proton therapy to treat a tumor on her optic nerve, she had two choices.

New Oral Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Delay Spread

Publication: Amarillo Globe News
09/08/2012

Irving Selected as Site for $105 Million Proton Facility

Publication: BizJournals.com/Dallas (Website of Dallas Business Journal), Dallas
09/07/2012
Irving will be the site of a $105 million proton therapy cancer center built by Baylor Health Care System, Texas Oncology, and McKesson Specialty Health.

New Cancer Treatment Center Coming to North Texas

Publication: NBCDFW.com (Website of KXAS-TV), Dallas/Fort Worth
09/07/2012
A new Texas Oncology Center will attract patients from all over the world with a $105 million, 50,000 square foot building that will be completed by 2015.

Texas Oncology, Baylor to Build Area’s Second Proton Beam Therapy Center in Irving

Publication: Healthcare.DMagazine.com (Website of D Healthcare Daily Blog), Dallas
09/07/2012
Texas Oncology, supported by McKesson Specialty Health and Baylor Health Enterprises, will build a $105 million proton therapy facility in Irving.

Proton Therapy Facility Headed to Irving

Publication: Blogs.Star-Telegram.com (Website of Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog), Fort Worth
09/07/2012
Baylor Health Care System and Texas Oncology, the state's largest cancer physicians group, will build a $105 million proton therapy center in Irving.

3 Texas Healthcare Organizations Plan $105M Proton Therapy Center

Publication: BeckersHospitalReview.com (Website of Becker's Hospital Review)
09/07/2012
Texas Oncology announced plans for a $105 million proton therapy facility in collaboration with McKesson Specialty Health and Baylor Health Enterprises. 

Baylor to Build Proton Therapy Center in North Irving

Publication: IrvingBlog.DallasNews.com
09/07/2012
Irving, TX has landed a $105 million medical facility that will make the city home to one of the region’s two planned proton therapy facilities.

Cutting Edge Local Cancer Treatment

Publication: KAUZ-TV (Wichita Falls)
09/06/2012
Julie Butler was 20 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She found herself with Dr. Vance Esler at the Texas Oncology Center.

Targeting Tumors: Radiation Delivers Precise Dose

Publication: San Marcos Daily Record
09/04/2012
At Texas Oncology, our radiation oncologists use the most advanced treatment planning systems and state-of-the-art radiation technology to fight cancer.

Cell! Cell! Cell!

Publication: Texas Monthly
09/01/2012
As cancer hospitals in Dallas try to compete with Houston’s M.D. Anderson, the medical technology arms race is heating up. Is that good news for patients?

Clinical Trials, Offering Patients New Hope

Publication: YourHoustonNews.com/Pasadena, Pasadena
08/28/2012
Doctors Doshi and Holmes are medical oncologists and conduct clinical trials at Texas Oncology and talk about the myths around clinical trials.

Clinical Trials May Offer Many Patients Some New Hope

Publication: YourHoustonNews.com/Tomball, Tomball
08/28/2012
For most patients diagnosed with cancer, standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments often prove to be successful. This isn’t the case for everyone.

Gene Tests in Yeast Aid Work on Cancer

Publication: New York Times
08/21/2012
Biologists at the University of Texas is finding surprising links between the biology of humans and our distant relatives that point the way to new drugs.

Balance 5K Raises Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

Publication: KVUE.com (Website of KVUE-TV), Austin
08/20/2012
Dr. Lynn Knowles of Texas Oncology and honorary chair of this year's event Stacey Hull spoke to KVUE about the 5th annual Balance 5K.

Targeting Tumors: Radiation Delivers Precise Treatments

Publication: YourHoustonNews.com/Pasadena (Website of The Pasadena Citizen edition of Houston Community Newspapers)
06/26/2012
Over the past decade, radiation therapy has advanced significantly, and is still one of the most sophisticated and ever changing aspects of cancer care.

The Truth About Breast Cancer

Publication: YourHoustonNews.com (Website of The Pasadena Citizen), Pasadena
06/18/2012
Despite the high survival rate of breast cancer, Dr. Jamie Terry at Texas Oncology hears many misconceptions and myths about the disease from her patients

Executive People on the Move: Dr. Narotham Reddy Thudi

Publication: Dallas Business Journal
06/15/2012
Dr. Narotham Reddy Thudi joins the Texas Oncology–Irving and Texas Oncology–Medical City locations.

Executive People on the Move: Dr. Steve Perkins

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
06/15/2012
Dr. Steve Perkins joins the Texas Oncology–Irving and Texas Oncology–Medical City locations.

Executive People on the Move: Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
06/15/2012
Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi joins the Texas Oncology–Irving and Texas Oncology–Medical City locations.

New Drugs for Melanoma and Breast Cancer Have Local Doctors Enthusiastic

Publication: NewsChannel10.com (Website of KFDA-TV)
06/06/2012
New treatments for breast cancer have Dr. Srini Reddy at Texas Oncology enthusiastic that recurring cancers will be greatly decreased.

Doctors Call New Breast Cancer Treatment A “Smart Bomb”

Publication: DFW.CBSLocal.com (Website of KTVT-TV), Dallas/Fort Worth
06/04/2012
There is new hope for patients battling a particular type of breast cancer, and it’s coming in the form of what doctors are calling a "smart bomb."

Searching for Answers: What Caused My Cancer?

Publication: YourHoustonNews.com/Spring (Website of The Spring Observer edition of Houston Community Newspapers), Spring
05/31/2012
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, with more than 200 types, and many factors can contribute to an individual developing the disease.

Peace, Hope, Survive

Publication: Chron.com (Houston Chronicle, Neighborhoods section), Sugar Land
05/15/2012
Cancer survivors and their families are invited to "Peace, Hope, Survive" Thursday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Houston Sugar Land.

Sugar Land Event To Celebrate Cancer Survivors

Publication: FBHerald.com (Website of Fort Bend Herald), Sugar Land
05/15/2012
Cancer survivors and their families are invited to "Peace, Hope, Survive" Thursday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Houston Sugar Land.

Harmful Gene Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS), Dallas/Fort Worth
05/11/2012
Jenni Blayer is a cancer survivor who wants her family to know that they too could have a heredity gene that increases their risk of getting cancer.

Disappearing Drugs: Shortage Worries Physicians, Federal Officials

Publication: TexMed.org (Website of Texas Medicine), Austin
05/01/2012
Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology discovered an Austin hospital had run out of the cytarabine she needed for a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.

Colon, Prostate, and Lung Cancers Decline Across the U.S., but Rise in Texas

Publication: Healthy Valley, McAllen
03/01/2012
In 2012, the American Cancer Society reported that new cases of lung, colon, and prostate cancer are decreasing across the United States.

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancers Decline Nationally but Rise in Texas

Publication: Tomball Potpourri, Tomball
02/29/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancers Decline Nationally but Rise in Texas

Publication: Magnolia Potpourri , Magnolia
02/29/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Woodlands Villager, The Woodlands
02/23/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Deer Park Broadcaster, Deer Park
02/23/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Pasadena Citizen, Pasadena
02/23/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Pearland Journal, Pearland
02/23/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Cypress Creek Mirror
02/23/2012

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Friendswood Journal, Friendswood
02/21/2012
In 2012, the American Cancer Society reported that new cases of lung, colon, and prostate cancer are decreasing across the United States.

Lung, Prostate, Colon Cancer Decline Nationally, Rise in Texas

Publication: Bay Area Citizen, Bay Area
02/21/2012

What You Don't Know Can Kill You: Seven Things Young Men Should Do Now to Protect against Cancer

Publication: Weatherford NOW Magazine, Weatherford
02/01/2012
Men in their 20s and 30s might feel invincible, but lifestyle choices in their young adult years could greatly increase their chances of developing cancer.

Colorectal Cancer: Regular Screenings After Age 50 Can Improve Survivability

Publication: Healthy Valley, McAllen
02/01/2012
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. Texas Oncology urges Texans to go for a routine colorectal cancer screening.

Stephanie Han, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology

Publication: El Paso Inc.
01/12/2012
Stephanie Han, M.D., a specialist in radiation oncology, has joined the team at Texas Oncology El Paso.

Stephanie Han, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology

Publication: El Paso Inc.
01/12/2012
Stephanie Han, M.D., a specialist in radiation oncology, has joined the team at Texas Oncology El Paso.

Texas Oncology Marks National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Publication: Austin Lifestyle, Austin
01/01/2012
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month with a focus on good cervical health and detecting cervical cancer in its earliest stages. 

Texas Oncology Marks National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Publication: Healthy Valley, McAllen
01/01/2012
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month with a focus on good cervical health and detecting cervical cancer in its earliest stages.