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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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You’ve got a diagnosis. Here’s what you should ask next.

Publication: Sherman Herald Democrat
11/09/2018
Dr. Azmina Patel discusses important questions for patients to ask upon receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. Although a breast cancer diagnosis can cause uncertainty, Dr. Patel says patients should ask questions that center on the treatment options available and the goals of those treatments. 

Women now have more options for breast cancer detection than ever before

Publication: Sherman Herald Democrat
11/09/2018
Dr. Azmina Patel discusses risk factors associated with breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Dr. Patel says early detection with regular mammograms is the single most effective way to combat the condition

Community Oncologists Divided on the Value of Biosimilars

Publication: The Center for Biosimilars
11/09/2018
At the Community Oncology Alliance Payer Summary, Dr. Lalan Wilfong, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas, discussed the upcoming availability of anticancer biosimilars as treatment options. According to Dr. Wilfong, practices are looking forward to the development of biosimilars due to the prospect that prices may fall for cancer therapy.

Dr Scott Paulson: Role of Somatostatin Analogs, Biomarkers in Treatment of GEP-NETs

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
11/06/2018
Dr. Scott Paulson, medical director for the Neuroendocrine Research and Treatment Center at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center discusses how somatostatins have been the most game-changing drug in the treatment landscape of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Casting for Recovery

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin) 
11/02/2018
Dr. Lakshmi Bala of Texas Oncology–Cedar Park joined Casting for Recovery’s Lise Lozelle on KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to discuss the organization’s fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer. In this interview, Dr. Bala discusses her involvement as a retreat Medical Coordinator as well as the unique benefits that these retreats offer patients.

Telemedicine: When I’m Here, But My Doctor Is There

Publication: Austin Medical Times 
11/01/2018
In recent years, there have been extraordinary medical and technological advancements in healthcare. Dr. Rebecca Fisher of the Austin Brain Tumor Center pens an article detailing how telemedicine is impacting cancer care.

Business & Professional Women In Austin: Helen Dinkelspiel Eshed, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, Texas Oncology

Publication: The Jewish Outlook 
11/01/2018
In The Jewish Outlook's annual special section highlighting business and professional women, Dr. Helen Eshed discusses what led her to focus on gynecologic oncology, her typical day and what inspires her on the job. 

Breast Cancer Survivors Show

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas)
10/30/2018
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WFAA kicked their survivors special off by discussing innovative proton therapy treatment available for breast cancer patients at Texas Center for Proton Therapy. Patient Patty Braselton attended as one of 40 breast cancer survivors seated in the studio audience.

How Can You Best Support Your Employee or Coworker With Cancer?

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
10/30/2018
Cancer has myriad forms and touches nearly everyone at some point in life, but handling its occurrence can be especially complicated in the workplace. Mike Marino, practice director at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center; Jenn Paxton, social worker with Texas Oncology–Methodist Charlton Cancer Center; and cancer patient Kim Snipes discuss best practices for patients, co-workers, and employers to adjust for a cancer diagnosis in the workplace.

Dr Lalan Wilfong on the Struggle for Reimbursement of Novel Cancer Therapies

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
10/30/2018
In a video interview with AJMC, Lalan Wilfong, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Presbytarian Cancer Center Dallas, discusses oncology payment reform, as well as the Oncology Care Model, including how Texas Oncology has implemented it across the practice, in addition to his take on the use of biosimilars in oncology care today.

Decorating Pumpkins Puts Cancer Patients in Halloween Spirit

Publication: Spectrum News San Antonio
10/30/2018
Patients and staff at Texas Oncology–San Antonio Northeast are getting in the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins for the annual Scare Off Cancer event. Cancer patient Robert Arceo discusses how painting pumpkins makes the long cancer treatments go by quickly.

Dr. Jared Sturgeon Discusses Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Publication: WFAA
10/29/2018
Jared Sturgeon, M.D., Ph.D., sat down with WFAA’s ‘Good Morning Texas’ team to discuss proton therapy as a treatment option for breast cancer.

Lessons Learned In Building Proton Therapy Centers

Publication: Healthcare Design Magazine
10/29/2018
The cyclotron at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving, Texas, is big. Weighing 220 tons—or as much as a fully loaded Boeing 757—the unit had to be welded to the bottom of the ship that brought it to the Port of Houston from Belgium because if it shifted even slightly during the voyage, it could capsize the boat.

Christy MacDonald Believes in Being Proactive About Breast Cancer Screenings

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
David Buice, Belo Content Studio
10/28/2018
Christy MacDonald’s family has fought breast cancer for several generations. Both her great-grandmother and grandmother had it, and her mother is now a five-year survivor. Given this family legacy and her own recent breast cancer diagnosis, Christy has become a passionate and determined advocate for mammograms and regular screenings.

Jana King: Cancer’s Love Language - Healing and Giving

Publication: Austin American-Statesman 
10/28/2018
Jana King was diagnosed with breast cancer as she was planning for retirement as a high school administrator, and was treated by Dr. Dina Tebcherany of Texas Oncology—South Austin. Jana used her experience to help others in the community, including volunteering at local organizations supporting disadvantaged populations. As a survivor, Jana also used this experience to encourage other women in her life to get mammograms regularly. 

DeSoto Woman Chooses to Have Breast Cancer Surgery Broadcast Live on Facebook

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Texas Woman Has Breast Cancer Surgery on Facebook Live

Publication: CBS News
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Texas Grandmother Sonia Johnson Livestreams Breast Cancer Surgery on Facebook

Publication: Inside Edition
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Doctors Perform Breast Cancer Surgery Live at Dallas Hospital

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX, Dallas), KSAZ-TV (FOX, Phoenix)
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Texas Doctors Perform Breast Cancer Surgery Live On Facebook

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS, Fort Worth)
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Texas Woman Livestreams Her Own Breast Cancer Surgery to 26,000 Facebook Users as She Urges Others to Get Checked

Publication: Daily Mail
10/25/2018
Dr. Allison DiPasquale, Texas Breast Specialists-Methodist Charlton Cancer Center, successfully performed a lumpectomy on a breast cancer patient, while streaming on Facebook Live Wednesday. The video of Dr. DiPasquale operating on her patient, Sonia Johnson, has been watched by around 50,000 people. Dr. DiPasquale and Sonia agreed to stream live stream the procedure to promote diligent breast cancer screenings for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

ER Nurse Supports Race for the Cure After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX, Dallas)
10/24/2018
Breast cancer survivor and emergency room nurse Shannon Oyewole shares her emotional breast cancer journey and her involvement in the Komen Race for the Cure. Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Charlton Cancer Center breast surgeon Dr. Dipasquale explains both the clinical details and emotional impact of breast cancer in Shannon’s case. 

What Did We Learn at the D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel?

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
10/23/2018
At D CEO Healthcare's inaugural breakfast panel, four experts elaborated on current trends in the health care landscape from immunotherapy to how big data is impacting cancer care. Dr. Steven Paulson, president of Texas Oncology discussed recent advances in cancer care that have enabled providers to target and optimize new therapies.

To Survive Breast Cancer, Kathleen Bailey Had to Find Her Voice

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
10/21/2018
Kathleen Bailey has spent much of her adult life lovingly caring for her ailing father and mother, her in-laws, and a cousin suffering from multiple myeloma. Now, after surviving her own breast cancer diagnosis, Kathleen is facing life with renewed passion by helping provide therapy for other recovering cancer patients. 

Christina Duhon: Hook, Line and Sinking Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
10/21/2018
After discovering a lump in her breast during her second pregnancy, Christina Duhon waited until after delivery to have the lump removed and examined - only to find out it was cancerous. With a desire to be a part of an innovative treatment, Christina asked her doctors to enroll her in a clinical trial that offered improvement in disease control by adding a novel targeted inhibitor agent to standard treatment.

Dr. Scott Paulson on Standard of Treatment, Novel Approaches Being Taken in GEP-NETs

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
10/19/2018
Dr. Scott Paulson, co-director of the Gastrointestinal Research Program for The US Oncology Network and medical director for the Neuroendocrine Research and Treatment Center at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, explains the current standard of treatment and novel approaches being taken in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs).

Breast Reconstruction and "Go Flat" Movement

Publication: KNVA-TV (CW, Austin) 
10/18/2018
Dr. Bridget O’Brien of Texas Breast Specialists–Cedar Park visited KNVA-TV’s “Studio 512” to discuss the emotional decision behind breast reconstruction and the “go flat” movement, including the options available and factors breast cancer patients should consider when making this decision. 

A Doctor's Point of View: Breast Cancer Prevention

Publication: 98.3 KULM-FM (Columbus, TX) 
10/16/2018
Dr. Matthew Meeneghan of Texas Oncology–Bastrop joined KULM-FM 98.3 to discuss breast cancer on “A Doctor’s Point of View” radio show. Dr. Meeneghan explained the importance of screening and early detection, tumor growth, and treatment options. 

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin) 
10/15/2018
In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather King of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin visited KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to discuss breast cancer reconstruction, including the different options available, pros and cons and what patients should know when making this personal decision.

Common Breast Cancer Myths: The Truth About Breast Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, Cleburne Times-Review
10/15/2018
While millions of people are breast cancer survivors, it remains the most common cancer affecting women. Regardless of the high survival rate of breast cancer, Dr. Nurul Wahid, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–McAllen, and Dr. Sandhya Bejjanki, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Cleburne, often hear misconceptions or myths about the disease from patients. This penned byline addresses the facts and dispels common myths surrounding breast cancer.

Should You Get Genetic Testing for Cancer?

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
10/15/2018
Gayle Patel, director of the genetic risk evaluation and testing program with Texas Oncology, discusses recent advances in genetic cancer testing. She will speak to these advances, BRCA gene mutations, and how to manage and prevent hereditary cancers at a local event aimed at community members of Eastern European Jewish decent.

Karen Thomas: Powering Through Cancer, One Step At A Time

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
10/14/2018
Karen Thomas, known to friends and family as K.T., has always been serious about preventive health care and has maintained her routine mammogram schedule for nearly 50 years. After an annual exam in 2018, she was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer and received care by Dr. Michelle Ashworth of Texas Oncology–Round Rock. An avid cyclist and power walker, K.T. powered through her cancer journey by maintaining her active lifestyle.

Cancer in the Breast That’s Not “Breast Cancer”? Young Survivor Sierra Galvez Beats Rare Disease and Resumes Career Plan

Publication:

The Dallas Morning News
by David Buice, Belo Content Studio

10/14/2018
At age 18, Sierra Galvez was diagnosed with a breast angiosarcoma, a very rare — and aggressive — form of cancer. Throughout intensive treatment, Sierra continued her studies and is now working with an audio-viusal program for patients at a local children's hospital.

Meet D CEO Healthcare Panelist Dr. R. Steven Paulson

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
10/14/2018
Dr. R. Steven Paulson is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology who leads Texas Oncology as president and board chairman. He will be one of the featured panelists for D CEO’s healthcare breakfast.

Build Them Back or Go Flat?

Publication: More than Pink Podcast (Austin)
10/12/2018
Dr. Julie Sprunt of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin appeared on Susan G. Komen Austin’s More than Pink Podcast to discuss the implications of reconstructive breast surgery. Dr. Sprunt explains the breast reconstruction options available and what breast cancer patients should consider when making this important decision. 

Austin Area Woman Says Co-Workers Helped Her Through Breast Cancer Treatment

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC, Austin)
10/10/2018
Patient Mindy Sue Cohen was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time just as she was starting a new job. She shares the many ways her colleagues stepped in to support her during treatment. She is joined by Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology–Austin Central, who explains the impact of a supportive workplace environment for cancer patients as they define a new “normal” during and after treatment. 

"Albums of Hope" Passed Out to Breast Cancer Patients for Encouragement

Publication: KYTX-TV (CBS, Tyler)
10/09/2018
Texas Oncology–Tyler hosted a celebration for dozens of breast cancer patients, their caretakers, and survivors in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Albums of Hope” were shared with attendees to offer encouragement and words of affirmation to those battling the disease.

Texas Oncology Goes Pink in Support of Turn Tyler Pink

Publication: Tyler Morning Telegraph
10/09/2018

Texas Oncology celebrated Turn Tyler Pink, an event to raise awareness and funds for local cancer patients and survivors. Dr. Sasha Vukelja, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Tyler, sprayed CBS19’s Lexie Hudson with pink silly string while she stood live on-air next to a pink sports car and wearing a life-size pink ribbon.

Shruti Babu: When Culture And Cancer Collide

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
10/07/2018

Shruti Babu, a breast cancer patient of Texas Breast Specialist Dr. Julie Sprunt and Dr. Punit Chadha of Texas Oncology–South Austin, was a young mom when she was diagnosed with cancer. For Shruti, her Indian heritage played a significant role in her cancer journey. Through her Instagram account, she has inspired and connected with other Indian moms who are also cancer survivors, just like her.

Longview Offers New, Advanced Breast Cancer Screening and Treatments

Publication: Longview News-Journal
10/07/2018
At Texas Oncology–Longview Cancer Center, clinical trials are paving the way for new breast cancer treatments available to Longview residents, including targeted therapy, which leverages the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer, often resulting in more effective treatment with fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

Young Cancer Survivor Brandy Villere Is Living Proof of a Mother’s Resilience

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
by David Buice, Belo Content Studio
10/07/2018
For breast cancer patient Brandy Villere, discovering her diagnosis was not going to stop her from becoming a mother. Nearly four years and several cancer and fertility treatments later, she and her husband Michael have welcomed daughter Brielle Elizabeth.

Dr. Scott Paulson on Current Challenges in the NETs Treatment Landscape

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
10/06/2018
Dr. Scott Paulson, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses current challenges in the treatment landscape of neuroendocrine tumors. He says the biggest challenge we have right now is figuring out how to sequence all of these therapies and how to pick the right patient to sequence those treatments.

A Breast Surgeon Told Us How to Actually Give Yourself a Breast Self-Exam, Because It Doesn't Have to be Scary

Publication: HelloGiggles
10/03/2018
Dr. Sangeetha Kolluri, breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists–San Antonio Northeast, spoke to HelloGiggles about the importance of self-exams and outlined best practices for performing them.

3 Steps to Self-Exams

Publication: KPRC-TV (NBC, Houston)
10/01/2018
Dr. Arthy Yoga, breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists–Humble, discusses the best ways to conduct a self-exam for breast cancer, as well as the biggest risk factors for male breast cancer.

Surgery After Cancer: Breast Reconstruction Considerations

Publication: Austin Medical Times
10/01/2018
With breast cancer, physical scars intersect with emotional and psychological wounds. Dr. Heather King of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin pens an article discussing the deeply personal decision behind reconstructive surgery for breast cancer patients.

26 Breast Cancer Myths Doctors Want You to Stop Believing

Publication: HelloGiggles
10/01/2018
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, HelloGiggles asked seven experts to reveal common breast cancer myths that they wish patients would stop believing. Among those included were Dr. Sangeetha Kolluri, breast surgeon at Texas Breast Specialists–San Antonio Northeast, who discussed the disease’s biggest risk factors.

You've Just Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Now What?

Publication: Absolutely! Katy, Fort Bend Focus
09/29/2018
Medical oncologists with Texas Oncology help many breast cancer patients navigate through the complex maze of their healthcare journey. This byline outlines recommendations for what women should do, and not do, when they are diagnosed with breast cancer.

A Bell Ringing for Hope

Publication: KIDY-TV (FOX, San Angelo)
09/27/2018
James Boone and family have dedicated a 'survivor bell' to Texas Oncology–Abilene for cancer patients to ring in celebration at the completion of their treatment journey. The donation was made in appreciation of the care given to James' parents, Gene and Charmaine Boone.

Three Things You Can Do to Prevent Breast Cancer

Publication: Women Magazine
09/24/2018
As a breast cancer specialist, Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Austin Central, encounters women each day in her practice with new breast cancers. In this penned byline, she outlines simple steps every woman can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Texas Oncology Survivor Bell

Publication: KRBC-TV (NBC, Abilene)
09/23/2018
James Boone and family have dedicated a 'survivor bell' to Texas Oncology–Abilene for cancer patients to ring in celebration at the completion of their treatment journey. The donation was made in appreciation of the care given to James' parents, Gene and Charmaine Boone.

Survivor Bell

Publication: KTAB-TV (CBS, Abilene)
09/23/2018
James Boone and family have dedicated a 'survivor bell' to Texas Oncology–Abilene for cancer patients to ring in celebration at the completion of their treatment journey. The donation was made in appreciation of the care given to James' parents, Gene and Charmaine Boone.

What the Abilene Reporter-News Liked and Disliked: Kings and Queens

Publication: Abilene Reporter-News
09/21/2018
Texas Oncology–Abilene on Friday dedicated a bell at its clinic that will be rung to celebrate the end of treatment for cancer patients. The donation was made by James Boone and other family members in appreciation for care given to Gene and Charmaine Boone, his parents.

Texas Doctor Turns the Tables, Lets His Cancer Patients Shave His Head

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC, Austin)
09/20/2018
It's no secret that chemotherapy can cause patients to lose their hair, but one Texas doctor let his patients shave his head instead. The goal for Dr. Paul Loar, gynecologic oncologist with Texas Oncology–Austin North, was to find a way to have fun and provide his patients with a laugh.

Local Cancer Patients Shave Oncologist's Head

Publication: Spectrum News, Austin
09/20/2018
Dr. Paul Loar, gynecologic oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin North, opted to have his cancer patients shave his head in advance of the 11th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer taking place in Austin on September 22, 2018. Several patients and Texas Oncology team members took a turn with the clippers in honor of National Gynecologic and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Strangers Come Together to Fill Bags for Flower Mound's Cancer Fighters

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas)
09/18/2018
After watching her childhood friend battle cancer, Tara Poles wanted to do something to help not only her friend, but all cancer patients in the Flower Mound area undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. When she began creating gift bags for patients, the last thing she expected was the overwhelming support that came from all sides of the community.

Breast Cancer: Surgical Considerations

Publication: Healthy Magazine
09/17/2018
Steady declines in breast cancer mortality since 1990 are attributed to a combination of early detection and treatment improvements. Still, fears of chemotherapy and potentially losing their breasts with mastectomy are the top immediate concerns voiced by my patients. To help them discuss those concerns among peers, Dr. Alvaro Restrepo of Texas Oncology–McAllen collaborated with Pink Positive, a nonprofit that provides support groups for patients and caregivers.

Texas Oncology Consolidates Its Fort Worth Presence With A New, 100,000 SF Facility

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
09/10/2018
Texas Oncology has opened a new facility in Fort Worth’s medical district. The new place is a consolidation of three other Texas Oncology locations within the city and brings medical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology services under one roof.

Dr. Andrew Lee Discusses Texas Center for Proton Therapy and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Publication: WFAA
09/06/2018
Proton therapy is a precise form of radiation treatment for a variety of cancers, including prostate. 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.

Expert Discusses Developments in Pancreatic Cancer Paradigm

Publication: OncLive
09/06/2018
Emerging data are changing the treatment paradigm in pancreatic cancer, offering patients new options and more personalized care, according to Carlos Becerra, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. Becerra discusses sequencing strategies, immunotherapy, and practice-changing clinical trials in the field of pancreatic cancer.

New Fort Worth Cancer Center

Publication: KTVT-TV (CBS, Fort Worth)
09/05/2018
Texas Oncology has announced the opening of a new, comprehensive cancer center in the heart of Fort Worth’s medical district. Texas Oncology–Fort Worth Cancer Center consolidates several treatment facilities, making a streamlined process for patient and caregivers much easier.

Hidden Scar Surgery Empowers Patient

Publication: The Williamson County Sun
09/05/2018
For breast cancer patient Pat Garcia, the Hidden Scar procedure has reduced visible scars from her surgeries and has helped her get back to cycling. Dr. Bridget O’Brien, a surgical oncologist with Texas Breast Specialists-Georgetown, explains how the Hidden Scar procedure minimizes cosmetic changes that can result from breast cancer surgery, giving patients and survivors like Pat a less visible reminder of what they’ve been through. 

Cancer in the Workplace: Tips to Support Co-Workers with Cancer

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Healthy Magazine
09/01/2018
Cancer treatment advancements and access to high quality care in local communities means that some patients can continue to work during treatment. Texas Oncology physicians discuss how to effectively support a co-worker with cancer. 

Glioblastoma Multiforme

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin)
08/27/2018
Following news of U.S. Senator John McCain’s passing due to glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, Dr. Andrew Brenner, neuro-oncologist at Texas Oncology’s Austin Brain Tumor Center, visited KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to discuss the implications of glioblastoma and the research being conducted to improve the survival and quality of life for brain cancer patients. 

Sen. McCain's death draws attention to brain cancer research

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin)
08/27/2018
The national story of U.S. Senator John McCain’s experience with glioblastoma has brought attention to brain cancer research being conducted to fight this aggressive form of brain cancer. Dr. Andrew Brenner, neuro-oncologist at Texas Oncology’s Austin Brain Tumor Center, was featured on KXAN discussing the brain cancer research taking place in Texas, including the clinical trials available for glioblastoma patients. 

Genetic Tests Detecting Cancer Earlier

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler)
08/23/2018
Breast cancer patient Suzie Oden discusses the genetic testing that saved her life, thanks to Dr. Thomas Gregory, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Tyler. Despite having cleared a mammogram just two months earlier, genetic testing made it possible for Suzie and her team to discover not one, but two tumors.

Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy Combos Are the New Standard of Care for NSCLC, Says Konduri

Publication: Targeted Oncology
08/15/2018
Kartik Konduri, MD, recently spoke on the treatment considerations and decisions he makes when treating patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Konduri, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, explained his treatment decisions based on two case scenarios during a Targeted Oncology live case-based peer perspectives presentation.

Eating Late May Increase Cancer Risk

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC, Austin)
08/14/2018
Dr. Vivian Cline, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown, discusses the findings of a research study linking habitual late-night eating to poor health outcomes, including an increased risk for breast and prostate cancer. 

Eating Late at Night Could Put You at Risk for Cancer, Study Finds

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
08/10/2018
Dr. Vivian Cline, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown, discusses a new study that found people who don't eat within two hours of going to bed have a 20 percent decreased risk for prostate cancer and breast cancer.

Surprising Links Between Diabetes and Cancer and How to Reduce the Risks

Publication: The Monitor
08/09/2018
Dr. Suresh Ratnam, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–McAllen, explores the relationship between diabetes and cancer, and discusses healthy behaviors to help residents of the Rio Grande Valley reduce risk, prolong life, and enhance quality of life.
 

Colon Cancer Recurrence: 10 Things Doctors Want You to Know

Publication: Healthgrades
08/08/2018
Doctors have made progress treating colon cancer recurrence, and the outlook for patients has improved over the past several decades. Dr. Muffaddal Morkas, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City, discusses how cancer stage at diagnosis can effect chances of recurrence.

Late-Night Eating and Cancer

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX), Austin
08/01/2018
Dr. Vivian Cline, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown, visited KTBC-TV’s “Good Day Austin” to discuss the findings of a research study linking late-night eating to poor health outcomes, including an increased risk for cancer.  

Who Is the Oncology Nurse?

Publication: U.S. News & World Report
08/01/2018
Elena Tobin, oncology nurse with Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses the relationship between nurses, oncologists, and patients, as well as the critical role of an oncology nurse in educating cancer patients on what to expect during treatment.

Treatments Putting Chemo in the Backseat

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Healthy Magazine
08/01/2018
Texas Oncology oncologists discuss the diminishing role of chemotherapy in cancer treatment regimens. As more innovative targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation enable doctors to attack specific cancer cells, cancer care teams are seeing better patient outcomes with fewer side effects.

Save The Safety Net Drug Program For Patients Who Need Help

Publication: Forbes
07/19/2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing on “Opportunities to Improve the 340B Drug Pricing Program,” and Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology—Austin Central, was among the witnesses who testified. Dr. Patt states that, because of the lack of transparency, oversight, and accountability, we can observe tremendous variability across the country in the philanthropic commitment of 340B hospitals in using additional revenue to enhance care for vulnerable patient populations.

Life Blood How Breakthrough CAR-T Therapy Attacks Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine, Austin Medical Times
07/18/2018
Texas Oncology physicians pen a bylined article detailing CAR-T, a personalized therapy that involves engineering a patient’s own immune system’s blood cells – arming the cells – to attack cancer cells. Earlier this year, Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer became the second facility in the state to provide groundbreaking FDA-approved CAR-T therapy for DLBCL cancer.

Should Women Still Use Baby Powder After Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit?

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
07/18/2018
In the wake of a lawsuit which links Johnson & Johnson baby powder to asbestos and ovarian cancer, Dr. Angela Kueck, gynecological oncologist with Texas Oncology–Austin North, discusses the risk associated with talcum powder and alternative products available to patients.

Knowledge is Power When Faced with Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram
07/10/2018
Women diagnosed with breast cancer that has not spread outside the breast have a higher survival rate, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Robin Akins, radiation oncologist with Texas Oncology–Midland Allison Cancer Center, discusses how steady declines in breast cancer mortality since 1990 are attributed to a combination of early detection and treatment improvements.

Fun Socks Help Cancer Patients Cope With Chemotherapy

Publication: KSAT-TV (ABC, San Antonio)
07/02/2018
Inspired by her own battle with cancer, Texas Oncology patient Stephanie Howard started a nonprofit organization, Triumphant Warrior, to provide fun socks to cancer patients undergoing treatment. Stephanie and Dr. Sangeetha Kolluri, a breast surgical oncologist at Texas Breast Specialists–San Antonio Northeast, explain how these socks bring warmth and smiles to cancer patients across the practice.

Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk 68%!

Publication: Woman's World
07/02/2018
Dr. Michelle Ashworth, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Round Rock, discusses actions women can take to minimize the risk of developing breast cancer - one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American women, especially after menopause.
 

FDA Reviewing Treatment for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
06/28/2018
The FDA is reviewing approval of enzalutamide, a drug which lowered the risk of metastasis or death in men with non-metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer, according to a new study of 1,400 patients. Dr. Ashley Ross, medical oncologist at Texas Urology Specialists–Plano, discusses the trial. 

When Life is in the Balance, Excellence Means Everything

Publication: Making the Health Care System Work
06/28/2018
The Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has collaborated with the adjoining Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital to develop a “center of excellence” for adult bone marrow transplants. The health care institution has established a concentration of clinical expertise and assembled interdisciplinary teams to deliver comprehensive care around a specific condition or procedure.

Eddie Maraboto – An ‘Insider’s View’ Of Cancer Care

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
06/24/2018
When healthcare professionals need care, the perspective is different. Clinical nurse specialist Eddie Maraboto quickly found himself in a profound role reversal situation after being diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer. Eddie sought treatment from Dr. Punit Chadha, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–South Austin and is currently in remission. 

Cancer Research and Right to Try

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX, Dallas)
06/18/2018
Stage IV lung cancer patient Rebecca Hill discusses the clinical trial that saved her life, thanks to Dr. Katherine Wang, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Presbyterian Cancer Center Dallas. Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, advocates for treatments under a clear research protocol or that have demonstrated efficacy and safety under the FDA.

Amid News That Others Like It Have Struggled, DFW’s Lone Proton Therapy Center Says It’s Viable, With Room For Growth

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
06/18/2018
Nearly three years after its first treatment, Texas Center for Proton Therapy has administered proton beam therapy to 1,000 people - a rate that’s kept the $105 million facility financially viable, even as it seeks to take on higher volumes moving forward. Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director for the center, discusses the benefit of having proton therapy available to patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Myths Versus Facts: Family History Increases Risk for Breast Cancer

Publication: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland Health
06/18/2018
Dr. Phillip Chae, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Midland Allison Cancer Center, discusses misconceptions about breast cancer he commonly hears from patients and the truth behind the myths.

James Compton – A Marine’s Cancer Story – Semper Fi And Semper Gumby

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
06/17/2018
After serving 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, James Compton found himself facing his toughest battle yet – Stage IV prostate cancer. He’s currently being treated by Dr. James Uyeki of Texas Oncology–South Austin and is seeing great results with an immunotherapy treatment. This former Marine is staying faithful and flexible in his fight against cancer. 

Barriers to Patient Access to CAR-T Therapy in the Community Setting

Publication: Journal of Clinical Pathways
06/15/2018
Journal of Clinical Pathways spoke with Dr. Houston Holmes of Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center about the utility and accessibility of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies for patients with hematologic malignancies in the community setting. Dr. Holmes explained the toxicities associated with these therapies and how the next generation of products aim to decrease such toxicities.

Debra Patt on How the Management of Cancer is Changing as Patients Live Longer

Publication: Cancer Network
06/15/2018
Fifteen years ago, cancer treatment was the main role of oncologists, but the paradigm has shifted to include the support of patients through chronic phases of treatment. Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology–Austin Central discusses how the management of cancer is evolving and efforts Texas Oncology has implemented to support that shift within the patient population.

Changing Bacteria's Genetic Code Could Make Certain Drugs Last Longer

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin)
06/14/2018
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found a way to stabilize therapeutic proteins in drugs to make them more effective and last longer, leading to less frequent doses and fewer side effects for patients with cancer and diseases. Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central discusses the impact of this research on treatment and quality of life for cancer patients. 

Central Texas Hospital Provides Options for Patients Battling Cancer

Publication: KXXV-TV (ABC, Waco), KSLA-TV (CBS, Shreveport)
06/13/2018
Those battling breast cancer now have more options when it comes to making the decision of what is the best treatment for their breast cancer. Dr. Thomas Harris, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Waco, says there are tests available that will help physicians determine whether a patient can skip chemotherapy as a form of cancer treatment for a multitude of cancers.

Convince Me: Why Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Publication: Healthy Magazine
06/12/2018
New breakthrough treatments are saving lives - while often improving quality of life - and these medical advances often follow clinical trials, which allow oncologists to discover better ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer. Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–McAllen, discusses seven reasons to consider participating in a clinical trial.

David Tull – Solving a Fifteen-Year Cancer Mystery

Publication: Austin American-Statesman 
06/10/2018
David Tull was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003 and continued to have high PSA test results over the course of 15 years, indicating the cancer was not completely gone. David relocated to Cedar Park, Texas a few years ago and began seeing Dr. Courtney Sheinbein, radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Round Rock Seton Williamson. Under Dr. Sheinbein's care, David received precise radiation treatment and his PSA has since dropped to a near zero, the lowest it’s ever been and a test result he’s waited over 15 years to hear.

The Great Eight: Healthy Habits for Men to Help Prevent Cancer

Publication: Healthy Magazine
06/07/2018
Drs. Araneda and Sarhill, medical oncologists at Texas Oncology–Harlingen, discuss eight lifestyle choices that can play a key role in preventing or detecting cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Health Watch - Chemo Study

Publication: KFOX-TV (FOX, El Paso)
06/05/2018
New research suggests many women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease. Dr. Miguel Albino of Texas Oncology–El Paso Cancer Treatment Center says this study could mean less burden for patients, both financially and in regard to treatment side effects.

Cancer Survivorship: Thriving During and After Treatment

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review
06/05/2018
Being declared cancer-free is something to celebrate. But for many patients, that milestone comes with a mix of emotions – joy, anger, relief, sadness, confusion, and even guilt. Dr. Sandhya Bejjanki, medical oncologist with Texas Oncology–Cleburne, discusses advancements in medicine and technology that make it easier for patients to declare themselves cancer thrivers, not mere survivors.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats Its 1,000th Patient

Publication: Irving Chamber of Commerce
06/04/2018
Texas Center for Proton Therapy reached a milestone with the treatment of its 1,000th patient. The center is a collaboration between Texas Oncology, the US Oncology Network, McKesson Specialty Health, and Baylor Scott & White Health, and remains the only provider in North Texas that offers the precise form of radiation therapy.

Juan Molina— Fighting Like A Superhero

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
06/03/2018
Superhero dad Juan Molina treasures time on the baseball and football fields with his kids. But after experiencing troubling symptoms in 2013, Molina was sidelined. Testing led to a dreaded diagnosis: stage II kidney cancer. He is receiving treatment from Dr. Jeff Yorio, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central. Molina has benefitted from some of the newest and most innovative forms of treatment, including immunotherapy drugs.

Convince Me: Why Should I Participate In a Clinical Trial?

Publication: Austin Medical Times
06/01/2018
New breakthrough treatments are saving lives, while often improving quality of life. Medical advances often follow clinical trials that allow oncologists to discover better ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer. Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanian, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Cedar Park shares seven reasons to consider participating in a clinical trial. 

Sunitinib side effects haven’t sidelined avid runner

Publication: Oncology Practice
06/01/2018
When avid runner Axel Reissnecker was diagnosed with stage IV renal cell carcinoma, he knew quitting his active lifestyle wasn’t an option. Axel has completed many 100-mile races and marathons before and continued running and cycling during treatment to maintain his endurance. 

3 Tips For Talking With Your Cancer Doctor

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review, Healthy Magazine
05/31/2018
Dr. Nurul Wahid, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–McAllen, shares tips for approaching conversations with your oncologist, including educating yourself, communicating early and often, and elaborating about your values and preferences.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats Its 1,000th Patient

Publication: D CEO Healthcare and Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
05/30/2018
Texas Center for Proton Therapy reached a milestone with the treatment of its 1,000th patient. The center is a collaboration between Texas Oncology, the US Oncology Network, McKesson Specialty Health, and Baylor Scott & White Health, and remains the only provider in North Texas that offers the precise form of radiation therapy.

From Treating Cancer, To Having It

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Longview)
05/24/2018
As a nurse with Texas Oncology–Longview Cancer Center, Debbie Windsor has over 20 years of experience helping patients through diagnosis and treatment. With that experience and community support, she was able to beat breast cancer and continue her work supporting patients in similar situations.

In The Moment - Fierce and Fearless

Publication: KDFW-TV (FOX, Dallas)
05/21/2018
Fashion show producer and influencer Jan Strimple discusses her experience with breast cancer and treatment at Texas Oncology–Irving – a battle she fought while continuing her work. Rather than slowing down, she used the opportunity to benefit other cancer patients and survivors.

Strong Uptake of RayStation Monte Carlo Dose Engine Among Proton Therapy Centers

Publication: RaySearch Laboratories
05/21/2018
One year after RaySearch's first release of the proton MC dose engine in RayStation 6, a survey was sent out to the 18 RayStation proton sites that are in clinical operation with pencil beam scanning. The survey focused on the clinical implementation and use of the new MC dose engine, and showed that no less than 13 of the 18 clinics have implemented the MC dose engine in their clinical work flows, with remaining clinics currently in commissioning.

Duncan: Community-Based Cancer Care Makes a Difference in Longview

Publication: Longview News-Journal
05/19/2018
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Dr. Lewis Duncan discusses the opening of Texas Oncology–Longview Cancer Center and the advances in cancer care that have been made in the last quarter of a century. Duncan iterates that Texas Oncology and its caregivers are focusing their passion and energy as cancer fighters on bringing game-changing breakthrough treatments to patients within individual communities.

Local Cancer Survivors Are Stars at Longview Cancer Center 25th Anniversary Event

Publication: Longview News-Journal
05/17/2018
Bill and Jean Adler, along with their oncology nurse Debbie Windsor, were among 200 people who joined Texas Oncology–Longview Cancer Center to celebrate 25 years of high-quality cancer care close to home. Bill and Jean – who battled prostate and breast cancer, respectively – look back on the opening of the clinic and their time as patients.

Donor Shortage Affecting RGV Blood Banks

Publication: KRGV-TV (ABC, Rio Grande Valley)
05/16/2018
Dr. Balesh Sharma of Texas Oncology–Brownsville discusses the use of platelets in oncology, as well as the impact of platelet shortages during cancer treatment.

Overcoming the Odds: Defeating Cancer Not Once, But Twice

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler)
05/10/2018
Texas Oncology–Tyler patient Linda Dill discusses her second fight against cancer and experience with new treatment options. Her care team, led by Dr. Thomas Gregory, enrolled her in an immunotherapy clinical trial, which has since become the standard of care for lung cancer.

Talk Live with Lezlee

Publication: Texas Talk Live with Lezlee
05/08/2018
Dr. Noelle Cloven of Texas Oncology–Fort Worth Cancer Center discusses the prevalence, signs and symptoms, testing, and prevention of ovarian cancer for World Ovarian Cancer Day.

New Cancer Therapy Could Be Game Changer In Cancer Care

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
05/07/2018
Baylor University Medical Center and Texas Oncology are now offering CAR-T cancer therapy to treat diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Texas Oncology Doctors Using Innovative Treatments

Publication: Waco Tribune-Herald
05/03/2018
Dr. Thomas Harris of Texas Oncology–Waco discusses how innovative treatment options, new research, and clinical trials are impacting and improving trends in cancer care.

Texas Oncology Receives Recognition For Care Management Strategies

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
05/02/2018
Texas Oncology has been awarded a 2018 Excellence Award from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute for its care management strategies and success in raising adherence to oncology meds to 96 percent, well above the national average of 70 percent.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Clinical Director of Technical Services elected to National Association for Proton Therapy’s Board of Directors

Publication: Globe Newswire
05/01/2018
The National Association for Proton Therapy announces the addition of three new members, Dr. J. Isabelle Choi, Kristin A. Morris and Jerry Rymar as well as the reelection of two existing members, Dr. Andrew Chang and Abram Gordon, to its board of directors for 2018. Each member will serve a three-year term.

Three Tips For Talking With Your Cancer Doctor

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times
05/01/2018
Dr. Michelle Ashworth, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Round Rock, discusses the simple tips to help cancer patients communicate effectively with their care providers. 

Patient Shortage for Cancer Trials Grows

Publication: OncLive
04/30/2018
At a time of rapid advancements in cancer biology and innovation, researchers are facing mounting challenges in finding enough patients to recruit for clinical trials. Although this has been difficult for many years, current trends in oncology drug development may be making the problem more acute.

Dr. Houston Holmes Discusses CAR T Therapy Adoption and Education

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
04/21/2018
Dr. Houston Holmes discusses the delivery of CAR-T therapies in a community setting at the Community Oncology Alliance’s (COA) 2018 Community Oncology Conference.
 

Cancer Care Becoming More Patient-Centric

Publication: Cancer Network
04/20/2018
Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology – Austin Central, discusses trends in cancer patient care, including new treatments minimizing the need for toxic chemotherapy and the increasing population of cancer survivors.

Houston Holmes, MD, MBA, FACP, Provides Perspective on Reimbursement & Coverage of CAR-T Therapies

Publication: Oncology Business Review
04/17/2018
Dr. Houston Holmes, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses CAR-T therapy reimbursement and coverage in community oncology in a video interview during the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

Houston Holmes, MD, MBA, FACP, Regarding the Benefits & Challenges of Prescribing CAR-T Therapies

Publication: Oncology Business Review
04/17/2018
Dr. Houston Holmes, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center outlines the benefits and challenges oncologists face when prescribing CAR-T therapies in community-based cancer centers in a video interview during the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

Houston Holmes, MD, MBA, FACP, On What Community Oncologists Should Know About Prescribing CAR-Ts

Publication: Oncology Business Review
04/17/2018
Dr. Houston Holmes, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses considerations for community oncologists before prescribing CAR-T therapies in a video interview during the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

Houston Holmes, MD, MBA, FACP, On the Logistics Associated with CAR-T Therapies

Publication: Oncology Business Review
04/17/2018
Dr. Houston Holmes, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, discusses the logistics associated with CAR-T therapies in community oncology practices in a video interview during the 2018 Community Oncology Conference.

Minorities Fight Tough Battle Against Certain Cancers

Publication: KWTX-TV (CBS, Waco)
04/12/2018
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion of Texas Oncology—Waco recently discussed the gaps in healthcare for specific minority groups for Minority Health Awareness Month.

Baylor University Medical Center, Texas Oncology Introduce Car-T Therapy

Publication: D CEO Healthcare
04/12/2018
Baylor University Medical Center and Texas Oncology announced they are now offering CAR-T therapy to treat diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. These providers are working together and are among the first in the nation to treat patients with the only CAR-T cell therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat this form of cancer.

Becerra Shares Treatment Considerations in 2 Gastrointestinal Case Studies

Publication: Targeted Oncology
04/10/2018
Dr. Carlos Becerra of Texas Oncology—Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center recently shared the treatment considerations and decisions he makes when treating patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Colonoscopy: Is it Worth it?

Publication: Healthy Magazine
04/10/2018

New Study Links Cancer to Cell Phone Use

Publication: KPRC-TV (NBC, Houston)
04/04/2018
Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology-Austin Central recently discussed a new government study that is reigniting the debate over whether cell phones could be linked to cancer. The multi-year, $25 million study focused on the effect of cell phone radiation on rats, finding a significant increase in a rare kind of heart tumor in male rats.

Study: Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Cancer

Publication: KOB-TV (NBC, Albuquerque)
04/03/2018
Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology-Austin Central recently discussed a new government study that is reigniting the debate over whether cell phones could be linked to cancer. The multi-year, $25 million study focused on the effect of cell phone radiation on rats, finding a significant increase in a rare kind of heart tumor in male rats.
 

Beyond Drugs: The Other Breakthroughs In Cancer Research

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times
04/01/2018

Dr. Jason Melear, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Austin Midtown discusses the breakthroughs in cancer research beyond drugs that are improving patients’ outcomes and quality of life. 

Beyond Drugs: The Other Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

Publication: Healthy Magazine
04/01/2018
Dr. Guillermo Lazo of Texas Oncology—McAllen recently discussed evidence-based cancer care options beyond drug therapies, as well as research developments that are improving patients' outcomes and quality of life.

Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, & Personalized Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine
04/01/2018
Dr. Marcelo Boek of Texas Oncology–Brownsville discussed how cancer-related statistics tell an important story about prevention, treatment options, and survivorship.

Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
03/28/2018
Dr. Noelle Cloven of Texas Oncology-Fort Worth discussed best practices for preventing cervical cancer. 

17-year-old fights Stage 4 breast cancer with infectious laughter

Publication: WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas)
03/28/2018
Ashton Flasco is battling stage four metastatic breast cancer with the help of Dr. Lea Krekow and her cancer care team at Texas Oncology-Bedford.

New Study Links Cancer to Cell Phone Use

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
03/28/2018
Dr. Debra Patt of Texas Oncology-Austin recently discussed a new government study that is reigniting the debate over whether cell phones could be linked to cancer. The multi-year, $25 million study focused on the effect of cell phone radiation on rats, finding a significant increase in a rare kind of heart tumor in male rats.

Top Five Cancer Care Trends in 2018

Publication: Cleburne Times-Review
03/27/2018
Dr. Sandhya Bejjanki outlines the top five cancer care trends of 2018 in a bylined article in the Cleburne Times-Review.

Working to Battle Breast Cancer

Publication: The North Texan 
03/26/2018
Dr. Katrina Emmett of Texas Breast Specialists shares her journey to becoming a surgeon specializing in the treatment of breast, skin, and other malignancies. 

Cancer Fighters

Publication: The North Texan
03/26/2018
UNT alumna Dana Rosencranz discusses her role as chief medical physicist at Texas Oncology-Paris, Mount Pleasant, and Greenville, in an article about alumni battling cancer.

Head for the Cure Central Texas 5K Benefitting Austin Brain Tumor Center

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin)
03/23/2018

Christina Boman, RN, at the Austin Brain Tumor Center joins Sarah Shrader from Head for the Cure to discuss the 2018 Head for the Cure Central Texas 5K Run/Walk and its impact on local innovative brain cancer research. As a local beneficiary of the annual event, the Austin Brain Tumor Center will receive a portion of the proceeds to fund breakthrough clinical trials that benefit local patients. 

Colonoscopy: Is It Worth It?

Publication: Healthy Magazine
03/19/2018
Dr. Daniel Farray discusses the benefit of colonoscopies in improving colorectal cancer survival.

Two Cancer Strangers Now Connected by a Purple Heart

Publication: KFDX-TV (NBC, Wichita Falls)
03/13/2018
Eleven-year-old Dominic Watson and Purple Heart recipient Ronnie Reddell met and formed a friendship at Texas Oncology, where they are both currently undergoing radiation therapy.

Doctors Warn At-Home DNA Breast Cancer Test May Not Offer ‘Full Picture’

Publication: KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin)
03/09/2018
Elisabeth King of Texas Oncology-Austin Central discusses the risk of relying on a new FDA approved at-home breast cancer screening kit.

Top Five Cancer Trends in 2018

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Healthy Magazine, Houston Medical Times
03/01/2018

Texas Oncology physicians discuss the top five cancer trends in 2018 that allow for more effective treatments that lead to better outcomes and quality of life for patients. 

This Treatment For Enlarged Prostate Avoids Side Effects Of Invasive Surgery

Publication: KERA News, Dallas
02/26/2018
One option for treating an enlarged prostate in men involves an invasive form of surgery known to have serious side effects. Dr. Jeff Toubin in North Texas has been certified for a newer, minimally invasive form of treatment called UroLift.

Trending: Vaccines For Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Publication: Healthy Magazine
02/21/2018
Dr. Billie J. Marek discusses the rising trend of immunology and vaccines in oncology, and how these advances improve the outlook for both cancer treatment and prevention.

It's In Your Blood: What You Should Know About Hematology and Blood Disorders

Publication: Healthy Magazine
02/21/2018
Dr. Balesh Sharma discusses the impact of common blood disorders, such as anemia, sickle cell disease and thrombosis, and how many oncologists are also certified treat these conditions.

‘A Miracle’: Nurse Given Months to Live After Devastating Diagnosis, but Defies Odds — Four Years Later

Publication: WJW-TV (FOX, Cleveland)
02/08/2018
Marliss Williams received her 100th chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday, after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given three months to live - four years ago. Now, her doctors are calling her a miracle as she celebrates her chemotherapy milestone and is in remission.

Former Waco Nurse Defeats Terminal Cancer Odds, Celebrates 100th Chemo Treatment

Publication: KCEN-TV (NBC, Waco); WBIR-TV (NBC, Knoxville); WXIA-TV (NBC, Atlanta)
02/07/2018

A former Waco nurse Marliss Williams spent 42 years working as a labor and delivery nurse in Waco, but unfortunately, in 2014, terminal cancer forced her to retire. Doctors said while some with this terminal illness turn toward hospice, Williams decided to fight the disease with chemo in hopes of living longer.

Doctors and nurses at Texas Oncology-Waco were so amazed and inspired by Williams journey that they wanted to honor her by throwing a surprise party during her 100th chemo treatment. 

Former Waco Nurse Defeats Terminal Cancer Odds, Celebrates 100th Chemo Treatment

Publication: KAGS-TV (NBC, Bryan); KCEN-TV (NBC, Waco); WFAA-TV (ABC, Dallas)
02/07/2018
After being diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, Marliss Williams recently celebrated her 100th chemo treatment. Williams is in remission and her doctor said she now has the choice to continue with maintenance chemo, or take a chemo holiday.

Nurse Who Was Told She Had Months To Live Has 100th Chemo Treatment Four Years Later

Publication: KFVS-TV (CBS, Cape Girardeau); KXXV-TV (ABC, Waco)
02/07/2018
After being diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in 2014, a Waco nurse was given six to eight months to live. Four years later, Marliss Williams has received her 100th chemo treatment and is now in remission.

‘A Miracle’: Nurse Given Months to Live After Devastating Diagnosis, but Defies Odds — Four Years Later

Publication: WJW-TV (FOX, Clevland)
02/07/2018
Marliss Williams received her 100th chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday, after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given three months to live - four years ago. Now, her doctors are calling her a miracle as she celebrates her chemotherapy milestone and is in remission.
 

Former Waco Nurse Defying Odds After Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: Waco Tribune-Herald
02/07/2018
In February 2014, Marliss Williams was told she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was likely to live three months without any treatment. Texas Oncology doctors, nurses and family surprised Williams with cupcakes, balloons and stories to mark her 100th chemotherapy treatment and celebrate that she's now in remission.
 

Nurse Who Was Told She Had Months To Live Has 100th Chemo Treatment Four Years Later

Publication: KXXV-TV (ABC, Waco)
02/07/2018
After being diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in 2014, a Waco woman was given just six to eight months to live. But four years later, Marliss Williams has received her 100th chemo treatment and is now in remission. 

Waco Woman Celebrates 100 Chemo Treatments

Publication: KWKT-TV (FOX, Waco)
02/06/2018
A former Waco labor and delivery nurse, who helped patients for over four decades, is receiving treatment herself, for something quite a bit different.

Marliss Williams was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014, she was told she had 6 to 8 months to live and on Tuesday, four years later, she celebrated her 100th chemo treatment with her cancer care team at Texas Oncology-Waco.  

Good Day Austin Health - Chemotherapy Alternatives

Publication: KTBC-TV, Austin  
02/05/2018
Dr. Punit Chadha, a physician at Texas Oncology–South Austin, explains alternatives to chemotherapy as a cancer trend in 2018. Breakthrough treatments are transforming cancer care and offering patients hope and better quality of life. 

Doctor Without Borders

Publication: Rowlett Lakeshore Times
02/04/2018

Dr. Tobenna Nwizu, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Rowlett, shares his inspiration for joining the oncology field in a Q&A with the Rowlett Lakeshore Times.

Texas hospitals worried about impact of cuts to drug discount program

Publication: KXAN-TV, Austin
01/24/2018

Dr. Debra Patt, a vice president and oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, shared her thoughts on the need for reform and improvement of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to help ensure that federal funds are used as intended – to provide care for underserved populations.

Anthony Tolcher Joins Texas Oncology to Expand San Antonio Research Program

Publication: Targeted Oncology
01/18/2018

Dr. Anthony Tolcher, an internationally recognized cancer researcher has join Texas Oncology–San Antonio Medical Center. Dr. Tolcher is the co-founder of San Antonio-based South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics (START), a leader in Phase 1 medical oncology clinical trials, and will be bringing his expertise to Texas Oncology’s research and clinical trials program. 

HPV Leads To Increase In Head And Neck Cancer In Men

Publication: KXAS-TV (NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth)
01/16/2018

A report found that 11 million men and 3.2 million women in the United States are infected with some type of oral HPV and oncologists say it's leading to more head and neck cancer in men.

Local cancer survivor's dream wedding featured on Say Yes to the Dress

Publication: CultureMap Austin
01/15/2018

Dr. Debra Patt, a vice president and oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, accompanied patient and breast cancer survivor Val Jones to New York in search of the perfect dress to celebrate her life and love in an Alaskan glacier wedding. Their experience and Val’s inspirational story was featured in an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” heightening awareness of early detection and survivorship.

Breast cancer survivor celebrates wedding on TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Publication: KVUE-TV, Austin
01/12/2018

Dr. Debra Patt, a vice president and oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central, accompanied patient and breast cancer survivor Val Jones to New York in search of the perfect dress to celebrate her life and love in an Alaskan glacier wedding. Their experience and Val’s inspirational story was featured in an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” heightening awareness of early detection and survivorship. 

Local cancer research icon leaving START, staying in San Antonio

Publication: San Antonio Business Journal
01/11/2018

South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics — or START — is losing its co-founder. Dr. Anthony Tolcher, who helped put the San Antonio organization on the map and spread its cancer research activity to multiple sites across the world, is moving to Texas Oncology in its local campus.

Good Day Austin Health - Texas Oncology on Detecting Melanoma

Publication: KTBC-TV, Austin
01/05/2018

Dr. Jeff Yorio, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Austin Central who oversees melanoma research in Central Texas, explains the differences between melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and offers viewers tips for detection year-round.

Texas health plans must now cover 3-D mammograms

Publication: KXAN-TV, Austin
01/03/2018
After a Texas law went into effect requiring health insurance companies to cover 3-D mammograms for women during cancer screenings, Texas Oncology–Austin Central’s breast specialist Dr. Debra Patt spoke to KXAN about how more detailed imaging can lead to increased early detections and therefore higher survival rates. 

Genetics and Cancer - Is There a "Jewish Gene?"

Publication: The Jewish Outlook
01/01/2018
Gayle Patel, director of Texas Oncology’s Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program and a certified genetic counselor at the Austin Central location, discusses the relationship between genetic disorders - such as the BRCA gene mutation - and specific ethnicities.

Patient-Centered Care: A Community of Support, A Promise to Patients

Publication: Healthy Magazine, Cleburne Times-Review
01/01/2018

There’s no going it alone when it comes to cancer. Getting treatment means you’re going to meet lots of new people. It’s an aspect of cancer care that many patients find surprising, and for some, perhaps even overwhelming.

Marrow Donors Bring New Meaning To Life-Saving Donations

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Austin 
01/01/2018
Dr. Kampe discusses how marrow donors hold the key to life-saving donations and dispelled myths that deter people from donating blood or marrow that make transplants possible. 

‘Cancer Sucks, Socks Don’t’: Austin Woman in Remission Pays it Forward to Patients

Publication: KVUE-TV, Austin
12/21/2017
While some cancer patients wear wigs, hats and bandanas, Stephanie Howard chose to proudly wear bright, happy socks as her armor in a battle against lymphoma. Now in remission, she brings joy to Texas Oncology infusion rooms with the simple act of gifting socks to patients through her new non-profit organization, Triumphant Warrior.

More Than a Number: Putting Cancer Statistics Into Perspective

Publication: The Daily Tribune
12/19/2017
In a bylined article, Texas Oncology–Marble Falls Hematologist and Medical Oncologist Dr. Andrew Shaw puts cancer statistics into perspective, helping readers take the necessary steps to manage their health.

Making Spirits Bright: Texas Oncology

Publication: FACETS: The Kendra Scott Blog
12/18/2017
Dr. Julie Sprunt, a breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists-Austin and Bastrop, discusses how invaluable it is for organizations to visit and support patients undergoing rigorous cancer treatments as part of Kendra Scott's annual gifting events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Patel: Putting cancer statistics into perspective

Publication: Round Rock Leader
12/13/2017
Dr. Krishna Patel, a hematologist and medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Round Rock Seton Williamson, puts cancer-related statistics in perspective to tell an important story about prevention and researching disease trends that help develop cures.

Texas State cancer-surviving soccer coach raises money for fighting ovarian cancer

Publication: KVUE-TV, Austin
12/12/2017
Kat Conner, a patient of gynecologic oncologist Dr. Lynne Knowles at Texas Oncology-South Austin and the Texas State University women’s soccer coach, presented a check to benefit a Texas Oncology Foundation scholarship for women battling ovarian cancer in Central Texas. Ms. Conner, an ovarian cancer survivor herself, founded Goals2Cure to focus her soccer team and raise money for ovarian cancer prevention, detection and treatment. 

Cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the two leading causes of death in men in the US

Publication: Univison 45 Houston
12/12/2017
There are two main causes of death among men in the country: cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, diseases can be detected if men visit their doctor regularly for an annual checkup to screen for diabetes, hypertension, and prostate cancer.

Breast Cancer and Birth Control

Publication: KTBC-TV, Austin
12/11/2017
In an interview on KTBC’s Good Day Austin program, Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Austin Central, discusses the implications of a new major study regarding breast cancer risks linked to use of hormonal contraceptives. The research, announced in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that newer contraceptives were not safer. Dr. Patt urges patients to discuss cancer risk factors with their primary care and/or ob-gyn physicians.

Matters of the heart: How values bring meaning to patient-centered cancer care

Publication: Rowlett Lakeshore Times
12/10/2017

For many patients, finding out that you have cancer can feel like your world has been turned upside down. With the swirl of changing emotions, daily routines, family relationships, medical tests, treatment, and side effects, you might find yourself asking: What about what I want?

Austin Doctors React to New Study Linking Birth Control to Cancer

Publication: KXAN-TV, Austin
12/07/2017
Dr. Debra Patt, medical oncologist, breast specialist and vice president at Texas Oncology-Austin Central, offers insight and advice on a new major study regarding breast cancer risks linked to use of hormonal contraceptives. The research, announced in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that newer contraceptives were not safer. Dr. Patt urges patients with family history of cancer to consult with their physicians about their risk factors.

Marrow Donors Bring New Meaning to Life-Saving Donations

Publication: Healthy Magazine 
12/01/2017
Dr. Benjamin West of Texas Oncology-McAllen explains how patients with blood-related cancers often rely on blood and marrow donors to aid in treatments. This involves a bit of genetic matchmaking, among many other factors, between the patient and marrow donors. When a match is made, it gives patients a powerful way to fight their cancer. The challenge is that many Americans have no idea they may hold the key to saving a life.

Radiation Oncology: The Forefront of Innovation in Cancer Care

Publication: Healthy Magazine 
12/01/2017
Dr. Rogelio Salinas of Texas Oncology-McAllen discusses how radiation therapy technology in cancer care is continually advancing to provide more precise and personalized treatment grows.

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.
 

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

Publication: Healthy Magazine; Cleburne Times-Review
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.

Oral Cancer Discussion with Dr. Nadler and Dr. Konduri

Publication: KZMP-FM FunAsia (Dallas/Fort-Worth, TX)  
11/06/2017
​Dr. Eric Nadler & Dr. Kartik Konduri of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods for oral cancer and head and neck cancer with the hosts and listeners of DocTalk Live, a radio show dedicated to educating the DFW area on all aspects of healthcare.

Business & Professional Women in Austin: Elisabeth King, RN, FNP-C, AGN-BC, AOCNP, CBCN, Advanced Practice Provider, Texas Oncology

Publication: The Jewish Outlook
11/01/2017
In The Jewish Outlook's annual special section highlighting business and professional women, Texas Oncology-Austin Central's Elisabeth King - a nurse practitioner in medical oncology and hematology - discusses what led her to focus on cancer care within the field of nursing, fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), her typical day and what inspires her on the job. 

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.

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.

Texoma Boasts Numerous Resources for Patients, Families Affected by Cancer

Publication: Sherman Herald-Democrat
10/21/2017
Texoma Residents whose lives have been affected by cancer and breast cancer in particular have access to multiple area resources when it comes to treatment and care, financial assistance and social support. Virtually all patients who receive cancer treatment in Greyson County do so through Texas Oncology. The health care provider has facilities in both Sherman and Denison and provides chemotherapy, radiation, amino therapy and diagnostic iomaging, as well as labratory adn pharmaceutical services.

Read the full story at the Sherman Herald Democrat.

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.

How knowing your risk can help you get ahead of breast cancer

Publication: KXAN-TV, Austin
10/14/2017

Dr. Julie Sprunt, a surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists-Austin and Bastrop, educates KXAN viewers about how women can prepare to deal with breast cancer in commemoration of the awareness month in October.

4 things to know about breast cancer

Publication: KVUE-TV, Austin
10/09/2017

Dr. Julie Sprunt, a surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists-Austin and Bastrop, shared four tips women should know about breast cancer risk, screening, detection and prevention for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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. 

San Antonio's Comprehensive Care Center

Publication: MDNews - San Antonio
10/01/2017

Cancer care close to home is now more advanced, available and comfortable with the opening of Texas Oncology–San Antonio’s new Comprehensive Care Center. The 40,000 square foot center is dedicated to giving cancer patients enhanced access to medical and surgical oncology services, leading-edge imaging and radiation treatment technology, and research and clinical trials. Designed to service more than 300 patients a day, it is the largest cancer care center in San Antonio.

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.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.

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.

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.

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.

Local Nurse Practitioner Raises $115,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Publication: Spectrum News, Austin
08/14/2017

Elisabeth King, an oncology nurse practitioner at Texas Oncology-Austin Central, raised $115,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to earn Austin's runner up spot for Woman of the Year. 

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.

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.

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; Healthy Magazine, McAllen
04/18/2017
Recieving a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Figuring out what's next can be challenging, too. Texas Oncology talks 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.

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.

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.

Fallopian tubes may have big role in ovarian cancer fight

Publication: CNN.com
12/20/2016
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers, killing 14,000 women a year in the United States. It is often diagnosed in the late stages, when it is more difficult to treat.

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.

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