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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.

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Healthcare Brief (02/18/21)

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
Texas Oncology has opened a 10,000 square-foot cancer care clinic in Midlothian on the newly completed campus of Methodist Midlothian Medical Center. It will offer medical oncology, hematology, surgical oncology, and urology services for breast, colon, rectal cancer.

Tyler Technologies Appoints COO and VP to Lead Cloud Strategy Team

Publication: D CEO
Details about Jason Shook’s expanded role as CFO and COO at Texas Oncology, was included in D CEO's "Personnel Moves" section, a weekly roundup of leadership moves from companies in North Texas.

Healthcare Brief (02/08/21)

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
The promotion of Texas Oncology's Chief Financial Officer Jason Shook to an expanded operational role as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer was featured in a round-up of healthcare executive moves from across North Texas.

Mike Downey: Fighting Cancer for the Ride of His Life

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
After avid surfer Mike Downey was diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer, he was treated by James Uyeki, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–South Austin, and participated in an immunotherapy clinical trial. Mike is now looking forward to getting back on his surfboard and catching a few waves with a beautiful ocean backdrop.

Texas Oncology's New Facility Now Open

Publication: Midlothian Mirror
Texas Oncology recently announced the opening of a 10,000-square-foot cancer care facility in Midlothian that will provide medical oncology, hematology, surgical oncology, and urology services, all in one location. R. Steven Paulson, M.D., president and chairman of the board, Texas Oncology, explained that the opening of this new facility reinforces Texas Oncology’s commitment to serving the greater North Texas region by providing comprehensive cancer care to patients in Midlothian and its surrounding communities for years to come.

Dr. Lee Encourages Patients to Advocate for Themselves on World Cancer Day

Publication: WFAA-TV (Dallas)
World Cancer Day aims to raise worldwide awareness and improve education around preventable cancer deaths while seeking to reduce the global impact of cancer. Texas Center for Proton Therapy is committed to reducing cancer-related deaths in North Texas and beyond by offering a specialized treatment. Proton therapy is a precise form of radiation treatment for a variety of cancers. The treatment’s accuracy works to eliminate cancerous cells while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue near the tumor. As a result, patients get the benefit of extremely precise tumor targeting with a lower risk for potential side effects.

Today is World Cancer Day

Publication: NewsRadio 740 KTRH

Nikesh Jasani, M.D., hematologist and medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Cypress Fairfield, cautions individuals about the effect of the pandemic on diagnosing and treating cancer, combatting misinformation about the disease. He urges individuals to get their regular screenings and recommends cancer patients talk with their oncologists about when to integrate a COVID-19 vaccine into their treatment plans.

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer and Vaccinations

Publication: NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
The World Health Organization released data stating that breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the world, passing lung cancer, which had been the leading form of cancer for decades. Allison DiPasquale, breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists–Medical City Dallas, discussed this news, and the impact the COVID-19 vaccine may have on cancer patients, on KRLD's "Ask the Expert" segment.

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines: From Questions to Confidence

Publication: Corsicana Daily Sun
COVID-19 vaccines bring new hope – and opportunity for us all to do our part to slow the spread of the virus. Ashwani Agarwal, M.D., Texas Oncology–Corsicana, explains that as the vaccines become available, it’s important to understand how they work, why they’re safe for current cancer patients and survivors, and what to expect at your vaccination appointment.

Cheering Courage: Celebrating the Resiliency of Cancer Patients

Publication: Wacoan
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers are quietly, yet courageously, fighting cancer together. Justin Wray, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Waco, shares tips for cheering on cancer patients from a safe distance.