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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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Two Sides of a Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

Publication: Inside Austin Podcast

Helen Eshed, M.D., Texas Oncology–Austin Central and South Austin, and Hope Mojica join the Inside Austin Podcast to speak about the clinical and personal side of a cervical cancer diagnosis for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Julee Ware: Taking On the ‘Adventure’ of Cervical Cancer

Publication: Austin American-Statesman

In 2022, 65-year-old Julee Ware was diagnosed with stage IIB cervical cancer. Supported by family, friends, and her three beloved rescue dogs, Julee worked hard to look for the hidden blessings in her journey. Guided by her care team, she received radiation, chemotherapy, and brachytherapy treatments—even becoming the first patient at Texas Oncology to undergo the Signatera blood matching program. Julee received a clean bill of health in November, and she credits her Texas Oncology care team with leading her down the road to recovery.

Texas Oncology Shares Patient Survey Results

Publication: KAUZ-TV (CBS, Wichita Falls)
Texas Oncology completed a survey making a connection between the physical and emotional state of cancer patients, reporting 70% of patients said they experienced physical change during and after cancer treatments that negatively effected their mental health. Praveen Reddy, M.D., of Texas Oncology–Wichita Falls Cancer Center, says it’s important for patients to seek support services and inform their medical team about how they’re feeling. 

Setting Resolutions in the New Year as a Cancer Patient

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, Palestine Herald-Press
For cancer patients, attitudes about New Year's resolutions may be different than in years past as cancer can be a catalyst for rethinking priorities and what really matters. Haotong Wang, M.D., Texas Oncology–Cedar Park and Marble Falls and Sanjay Sethi, M.D., Texas Oncology–Sugar Land detail how to be realistic with resolutions, such as implementing a new hobby or focusing on one’s mental health.

Health Checks for Men

Publication: Spectrum News Austin

Lawrence Tsai, M.D., Texas Urology Specialists–Austin and Georgetown, joins Spectrum News in the studio to talk about men’s health to help local Texans stay healthy and prevent future diseases. He speaks on general healthy lifestyle advice for men, annual cancer screening guidelines, and the new prostate surgery that Dr. Tsai introduced to the Austin region.

Texas Oncology-New Braunfels set to nearly double its facility size through expansion

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung
Texas Oncology-New Braunfels, located at 1448 E. Common Street, is expanding its facility by adding an additional 8,000 square feet of space. The project, which began in August, is set to be completed by summer of 2023.

Give Yourself The Holiday Gift Of 'Presence' While Fighting Cancer

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, Palesine Herald-Press
Tidings of comfort and joy can take on a different meaning during the holidays as a cancer patient. With so much focus needed to manage your diagnosis and the effects of cancer and treatment, it may be hard or even impossible to maintain some of your family’s beloved holiday traditions. Shail Dalal, M.D., Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center, Srinath Sundararajan, M.D., FACP, Texas Oncology–Katy, Bellville and Sealy, and Bridget O’Brien, D.O., FACS, FSSO, Texas Breast Specialists–Cedar Park and Georgetown share how to talk about the holidays with your children and tips for parenting with cancer this holiday season.

Business & Professional Women In Austin: Karen Cohen, M.D.

Publication: The Jewish Outlook
In The Jewish Outlook's annual special section highlighting business and professional women, Karen Cohen, M.D., radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Austin Central and Round Rock, discusses her career as a women, what inspires her on the job and more.

Officials Celebrate Opening of Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute In Tyler

Publication: Longview News-Journal
Officials from Texas Oncology-Tyler, Christus Health, city and Smith County officials and other dignitaries were on site for the grand opening of the state-of-the-art facility. The 85,000-square-foot Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute in Tyler will include clinic space for medical oncology, hematology, gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and nearly 3,000 square feet of dedicated clinical research space. 

Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute Opens in Tyler

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler), KFXK-TV (FOX, Tyler)
Northeast Texas Cancer and Research Institute had its grand opening in Tyler on Tuesday. The new clinic is an 85,000-foot facility with about 3,000 feet designated for research space. The facility has specialized areas for radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, hematology, and medical oncology. The purpose of this facility is to encourage healing, here at home. Some patients have to travel to Houston or Dallas for their oncology appointments. Now, they have the convenience of having all of their doctors in East Texas.