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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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Face of Cancer Care

Publication: D CEO

More than 130,000 new cancer cases are expected this year in Texas. R. Steven Paulson, M.D., president and chairman of the board at Texas Oncology, shares how the practice strives to provide high-quality cancer care and leading-edge therapy options to patients where they live.

Faces of Cancer Care: Proton Therapy

Publication: D CEO

Since 2015, Texas Center for Proton Therapy has served cancer patients across North Texas and beyond. Andrew Lee, M.D., MPH, medical director at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, shares how the center's advanced technology and treatment options continue to improve overall patient care.

Texas Oncology Adds Physicians from Central Texas Colon and Rectal Surgeons to its Colon and Rectal Specialty Division

Publication: Austin Medical Times

Texas Oncology announced that the physicians who practice with Central Texas Colon and Rectal Surgeons will join Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists, the colon and rectal specialty division within Texas Oncology, effective May 1, 2023. With the addition of these eight physicians, Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists now has 39 total physicians serving patients at 38 locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Amarillo metropolitan areas.

29 Cancer Centers Opening, Expanding, Affiliating

Publication: Becker's Hospital Review
The expansion of Texas Oncology's colorectal surgical practice, Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists, was included in a round-up of oncology practice news in Becker's Hospital Review. 

Cancer Education

Publication: Spectrum News Austin

Cancer is the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Sylvia Jaramillo, M.D., Texas Oncology–Austin North, speaks with "In Focus Texas" on Spectrum News about the importance of cancer education, especially within the Hispanic community. 

More Than Pen to Paper: The Value of Journaling for Cancer Patients

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, Palestine Herald-Press

Navigating the twists and turns of cancer treatment is challenging, but practicing self-care through journaling can help. Ashleigh Porter, M.D., Texas Oncology–Cedar Park and Leander, Alpa M. Nick, M.D., M.S., Texas Oncology–Katy and Houston Memorial City, and Tanyel S. Williams, LMSW, ACSW, CHW, ACHP-SW, OSW-C, Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center, share the emotional and physical benefits of journaling for cancer patients as well as types of cancer journals and tips to get started.

Central Texas Doctors, Patients Spreading the Word for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Publication: KXXV-TV (ABC, Waco)
Texas Oncology patient Revendy Rhodes advocates for individuals to not ignore the symptoms and not ignore your annual screenings by sharing his story this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Anita Rentfro: Facing the Future With Kidney Cancer

Publication: Austin-American Statesman

In 2021, following a decade filled with devastating losses and challenges, Anita Rentfro received yet another piece of bad news...

Let’s Talk About It: Is It Hemorrhoids or Something More?

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, Palestine Herald-Press
With colorectal cancer diagnoses on the rise, especially among younger people, it is critical – and even perhaps life-saving – for patients to have open and candid conversations with a trusted healthcare provider if they are experiencing new symptoms. For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Diaa Osman, D.O., MPH, Texas Oncology–Austin Lakeway and South Austin, Theodoros Voloyiannis, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists–Webster, and Shail Dalal, M.D., Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center, explain how symptoms of hemorrhoids can be similar to those of colorectal cancer as well as the importance of regular screenings to help diagnose and treat the disease in its early stages.

Ask the Expert: Proton Therapy Expert

Publication: Texas Monthly
Proton therapy is a targeted form of radiation treatment, destroying cancerous cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. For six years, Texas Center for Proton Therapy has strived to improve cancer care for North Texas patients by providing the latest advanced technology. Andrew K. Lee, M.D., MPH, medical director at Texas Center for Proton Therapy answers frequently asked questions about proton therapy, the various cancer types treated, and where patients can learn more or set up a consultation today.