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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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When Your Body Fights Cancer: Five Things to Know About Immunotherapy

Publication: Palestine Herald-Press
In recognition of Immunotherapy Awareness Month in June, Shail Dalal, M.D., medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center shares five things to know about immunotherapy and cancer.

Growing Up in a House Filled With Science Leads to a Career in Breast Cancer and Health Outcomes Research

Publication: The ASCO Post

Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, executive vice president of policy and strategic initiatives for Texas Oncology, discusses her path to becoming a physician, her career in oncology, and her perspective on the future of cancer care for The ASCO Post. 

Investigators from US Oncology Research, the US Oncology Network and Ontada Present Data Highlighting Key Advances and Insights at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

Publication: The US Oncology Network
During the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, principal investigators from US Oncology Research, The US Oncology Network and Ontada will present detailed results from more than 80 studies. Presentations include 10 oral sessions on topics including lung and ovarian cancers, as well as research involving value-based care and the use of health technologies. An oral presentation evaluating health technologies and their impact on quality of care and health disparities was co-authored by Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Payer Relations, and Strategic Initiatives at Texas Oncology, and will be presented on Monday, June 6 at 5:12 p.m.  

Listen Up, Men! Cancer Can Affect You At Any Age

Publication: Austin Medical Times
Cancer affects men in all walks of life and doesn’t discriminate by age. In fact, 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. This National Men’s Health Month, Dr. Kyle Keyes, Texas Urology Specialists-Austin Midtown, Round Rock and South Austin is sharing important facts that men at any age should keep in mind and encouraging men to take control of their health.

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

Publication: Houston Medical Times
A cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering event for patients and their families, but it also often puts a very personal matter front and center in a professional setting – the workplace. Branden Hsu, M.D., Texas Oncology–Houston Memorial City and Texas Oncology–Katy shares effective ways to support cancer patients in the workplace to improve a patient’s cancer experience and outlook.

What Age Should You Get Your First Mammogram? Cleveland Clinic Gives Advice

Publication: WKYC Studios
The magic age of when to get your first mammogram depends on a lot of varying risk factors. Here's how to tell if you need to advocate for early screening.

Looking For Workers In A Job Seeker’s Market? Employers Have To Pony Up

Publication: The Dallas Morning News
In business surveys by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, more than half the Texas executives said hiring was hampered because applicants wanted more pay than was offered. However, Elizabeth Spurlock, M.A., PHR, director, Human Resources Business Partner at Texas Oncology explains that higher pay isn't necessarily a silver bullet, but it's a piece of the puzzle in recruiting and retaining top talent.

DFW Healthcare Brief: Texas Health Joins Drone Delivery Service and Medical City Sweeps Best Place to Have a Baby in North Texas

Publication: D CEO
The establishment of Texas Oncology Surgical Specialties and the appointment of Michael Teneriello, M.D., FACOG, to cheif surgical officer was featured in D CEO's " DFW Healthcare Brief," a round-up of healthcare news impacting North Texas.

Dr. Debra Patt Addresses the Importance of Cancer Screening Awareness, Strong Healthcare Infrastructure

Publication: American Journal of Managed Care
Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Payer Relations, and Strategic Initiatives at Texas Oncology, discussed how in the aftermath of COVID-19, community oncology practices heightened their outreach efforts to entice patients back in for cancer screenings and the importance of thinking outside the box to overcome staffing shortages in the oncology space. Dr. Patt also addressed current challenges to healthcare infrastructure and stated, in her practice, she has tried to staff creatively and look at virtual care positions and alternative staffing models to ensure jobs are attractive to employees.

National Nurses Week: Mary Goggin of Texas Oncology in Waco

Publication: Waco Tribune-Herald
Mary Goggin, registered nurse and certified oncology nurse at Texas Oncology–Waco, has served cancer patients in Waco since the practice first opened in 1986. Mary was recognized as part of the Waco Tribune-Herald’s Nurses: Heart of Health Care series. In her profile, she shared her experience as a nursing professional and her heart for the Waco community.