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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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Texas Oncology providing care for more than 30 years

Publication: The Paris News
Texas Oncology has been serving cancer patients in Paris for more than three decades, providing comprehensive care customized to each patient’s specific cancer type. In fact, as a result of the center’s ongoing commitment to comprehensive care, the Texas Oncology-Paris radiation oncology team recently earned accreditation through the Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®) by the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Global Phase 3 Trial Investigates mRNA Vaccine for Melanoma Treatment

Publication: Targeted Oncology

A global phase 3 clinical trial planning to evaluate an mRNA vaccine for the treatment of patients with high-risk melanoma that have already undergone surgery is underway. Jeff Yorio, M.D., medical oncologist and central Texas research leader for Texas Oncology, discussed with Targeted Oncology the unmet needs in this patient group and plans for this phase 3 study.

Austin Doctor Speaks on New Clinical Trial to Prevent Melanoma Reoccurrence

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin)
Jeff Yorio, M.D., lead trial investigator at Texas Oncology-Austin Central joined KTBC-TV’s (FOX, Austin) “HealthBeat” segment to discuss the new clinical trial using mRNA technology to prevent melanoma reoccurrence. Dr. Yorio shared more about the status of patient enrollment, why this clinical trial is so unique, and the likelihood of this vaccine going to market within the next few years.

When Your Cancer Returns: Understanding, Coping, and Moving Forward

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times
While the prospect of cancer recurrence may evoke feelings of fear, anger, or uncertainty, it’s also good to remember that feelings of hope and resilience can coexist. Hope Engelbrecht, M.D., Texas Oncology–Cedar Park, Round Rock North and Abhilasha Patel, M.D., Texas Oncology–Houston Willowbrook Radiation Oncology, explain that understanding the nature of recurrence, addressing the emotional and practical concerns to cope with the diagnosis, and actively engaging in treatment decisions, one can navigate the journey of cancer recurrence with support, strength, and perseverance.

Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC, Amarillo)

“If you listen to your body, when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream,” said 27-year-old colon cancer patient of Rachel A. Weinheimer’s, M.D., FACS, Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists-Amarillo. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, the two joined KAMR-TV (NBC, Amarillo) to discuss how colorectal cancer is on the rise among young adults – sharing with viewers how early detection is key, what signs and symptoms to watch for and the benefits of Texas Oncology offering comprehensive care along with an individualized treatment plan to patients.

Melanoma vaccine clinical trial looking for Central Texas participants

Publication: KVUE-TV (ABC, Austin)
Texas Oncology has enrolled patients in a phase 3 clinical trial testing an mRNA vaccine for stage II-IV melanoma that has been surgically resected. Jeff Yorio, M.D., medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central and trial investigator, shares with KVUE-TV the goal of the trial and what patients are eligible, why mRNA technology is innovative and exciting in cancer care, and how personalization of cancer treatment helps target patients’ individual cancers.

Could a vaccine treat cancer? Texas Oncology testing mRNA Moderna shot for melanoma

Publication: Austin American-Statesman
Texas Oncology has enrolled patients in an innovative stage 3 clinical trial testing an mRNA vaccine for melanoma treatment. Jeff Yorio, M.D., Texas Oncology-Austin Central, shared how the melanoma vaccine is created, what results are expected and what the trial could mean for the future of melanoma treatment.

Austin Doctor Discusses Breast Cancer Risk Assessment That Helped Actress

Publication: KTBC-TV (FOX, Austin)
Heather King, M.D., FACS, Texas Breast Specialists-Austin Lakeway and West 37th Street joined KTBC-TV’s (FOX, Austin) “HealthBeat” segment to discuss the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, given Oliva Munn’s recent diagnosis. Dr. King shared with viewers the different statistical models to test for breast cancer risk, the gold standard of screening, how mammograms are the roadmap to the breast and explained what Luminal B cancer is.

'It was really close to being a lot worse': Mexia man catches cancer with screening

Publication: KXXV-TV (ABC, Waco)
Tyler Snedden, M.D., Texas Oncology-Clifton, Horizon Circle, and Waco, shares with viewers the recent increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in younger people, emphasizing how “cancer is no longer an ‘old person’s disease’” and sharing symptoms patients should look out for. Revendy Rhodes, a patient of Thomas Harris, M.D., Texas Oncology-Groesbeck and Waco, shares his colorectal cancer treatment journey as well as the importance of screenings.