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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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Study reaffirms: Cancer treatment, mental health care should go together

Publication: Austin-American Statesman
06/25/2023

Survey data from Texas Oncology indicates that most cancer patients experience symptoms of depression or anxiety, and many feel less attractive or confident. Texas Oncology patient Randi Sparks shares the impact of recurrent breast cancer on her mental health and the support she received from her multidisciplinary team, including Maygen Hansard, LMSW of Texas Oncology–Wichita Falls Cancer Center. Other members of the Texas Oncology team also share their perspectives on cancer and mental health. Aimee Mackey, M.D., FACS of Texas Breast Specialists–San Marcos and South Austin, emphasizes the importance of involving patients in their treatment and connecting them with resources and support. Stephanie Broussard, the director of social work and palliative care at Texas Oncology, shares mental health warning signs to look out for.

Texas Oncology Adds Local Colon, Rectal Surgeons to Expand Services

Publication: Community Impact
06/21/2023
As recent studies show colon and rectal cancer is increasingly found in younger patients and being diagnosed in more advanced stages, Texas Oncology has expanded its care by acquiring Central Texas Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Thiru Lakshman, M.D., Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists–Austin Central, shares more on how the addition of these physicians expands access to care in Central Texas as well as some lifestyle tips for colorectal cancer prevention.

Cancer Topics - Oncology Practice In Rural Settings

Publication: ASCO Education Podcast
06/21/2023
In Part One of the ASCO Education Podcast, Sucharu "Chris" Prakash, medical oncolist at Texas Oncology–Paris and Texas Oncology and president of the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology, examines the realties practicing oncology in rural areas. 
 

Texas Oncology opens comprehensive cancer facility

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC, Amarillo)
06/19/2023

Texas Oncology has opened a new comprehensive cancer center in Amarillo, significantly expanding the capacity of the practice to meet the growing need for cancer care in the Texas Panhandle region. Praveen Tumula, M.D., medical oncologist and area medical director at Texas Oncology–Amarillo Cancer Center, shares the importance of providing specialty cancer care to patients closer to home.

Amarillo business news: Texas Oncology center

Publication: Amarillo Globe-News
06/18/2023

Texas Oncology has opened a new 50,000-square-foot cancer center in Amarillo. Steven Paulson, M.D., president and chief executive officer, and Praveen Tumula, M.D., medical oncologist and area medical director at Texas Oncology–Amarillo Cancer Center, share the importance of providing innovative and individualized care to patients in the Texas Panhandle region.

Calling All Men: Your Health is Your Wealth

Publication: Austin Medical Times, Houston Medical Times, Palestine Herald-Press
06/02/2023
In recognition of National Men's Health Month, Mike Lattanzi, M.D., Texas Oncology–Austin Central, Jorge Darcourt, M.D., MHCM, Texas Oncology–Houston Medical Center, Sugar Land, and Shail Dalal, M.D., Texas Oncology–Palestine Cancer Center, share some less familiar cancers that are becoming more prevalent in men as well as lifestyle changes that can reduce cancer risk.

Innovative Cancer Care Expert

Publication: D Magazine
06/01/2023

Texas Oncology delivers leading edge technology and treatment options to treat patients where they live. R. Steven Paulson, M.D., president and chief executive officer at Texas Oncology, shares how innovative cancer treatments improve quality of life, the benefits of participating in clinical trials, and the impact of biomarker testing for patients and providers.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends new breast cancer screening age

Publication: KAMR-TV (NBC, Amarillo)
05/18/2023

Following the release of new breast cancer screening guidelines from the United States Preventative Service Task Force, Lova Arenivas, M.D., of Texas Oncology–Amarillo Cancer Center, discusses the prevalence of breast cancer, early detection signs, factors that may increase the risk of breast cancers, and preventative measures individuals can take to lower their cancer risk.

Texas Oncology to open new Pittsburg cancer center, close Mount Pleasant location

Publication: KETK-TV (NBC, Tyler)
05/16/2023

Texas Oncology will be expanding in East Texas with its newest location in Pittsburg, expected to open July. Nayyar Syed, M.D., shares the importance of community-based care and how patients in surrounding areas will have access to Texas Oncology’s wide range of multi-disciplinary care that includes some of the newest and most innovative therapies. 

Tx. Mom Diagnosed with Cancer While Expecting Second Child Gives Birth Days After Finishing Chemo

Publication: People Magazine
05/16/2023
Breast cancer patient Emily Williams shares her extraordinary cancer journey, from being diagnosed while expecting her second child, to giving birth just days after finishing chemotherapy and running the London Marathon shortly after. People Magazine shares how Texas Oncology helped navigate her treatment throughout pregnancy - all the way to her daughter's delivery day.