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Image - Penny DeCou, LCSW: The Role of an Oncology Social Worker

Penny DeCou, LCSW: The Role of an Oncology Social Worker

The role of an Oncology Social Worker (OSW) is to provide direct support and navigation services to patients and their families throughout the treatment process.
Article January 17, 2019
Image - Terri Pustilnik, M.D.: Preventing Cervical Cancer

Terri Pustilnik, M.D.: Preventing Cervical Cancer

We know that the most important risk factor for developing cervical cancer is the presence of the HPV virus, as more than 90 percent of all cervical cancers have been found to have it present.
Article January 10, 2019
Image - J Russell Hoverman, M.D.: Value-based Programs

J Russell Hoverman, M.D.: Value-based Programs

In 2019, the trends in cancer care will highlight improvements and opening new doors from previous trends. We will continue to see the use of immunology, which uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, as part of a personalized treatment plan that is less toxic than chemotherapy.
Article January 03, 2019
Image - Dr. Victor Mangona Recaps Proton Therapy Highlight out of ASTRO

Dr. Victor Mangona Recaps Proton Therapy Highlight out of ASTRO

There are many key trends coming out of the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting. According to Victor Mangona of Texas Center for Proton Therapy, one in particular may even change the way we treat cancer.
Article October 30, 2018
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West Texas Breast Symposium

This Saturday, September 15th, the Midland Health Breast Center and Texas Oncology will host the West Texas Breast Symposium. Continuing Education credits are available for nurses, physicians and radiology technicians, and the public is invited to attend as well.
Article September 11, 2018
Image - The Physics of Cancer Care: A Q&A with Ty Fontenot, Chief Medical Physicist, Gulf Coast Region, Texas Oncology

The Physics of Cancer Care: A Q&A with Ty Fontenot, Chief Medical Physicist, Gulf Coast Region, Texas Oncology

Ty Fontenot, one of our longest-serving employees, shares his experience as chief medical physicist of the Gulf Coast region.
Q&A June 21, 2018
Image - The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Conference

The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Conference

The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) conference is an event that takes place in North America once every four years where field experts are invited to give educational lectures.
Article June 14, 2018
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The Benefits and Risks to Consider in Clinical Trials

Dr. Jason Melear of Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown explains the important benefits and potential risks for patients to consider when deciding to participate in a clinical trial.
Q&A May 18, 2018
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Cancer Research Making a Difference

Advancements in cancer research are not only making headlines but also making treatment – and life – better for cancer patients. Dr. Sharon Wilks, Texas Oncology–San Antonio Northeast shares perspectives on noteworthy outcomes from breakthrough cancer research.
Q&A May 17, 2018
Image - Ringing Bells, Confetti Showers, and Finding a Voice: A Q&A With Michele Peterson, B.S., CMD, R.T., Texas Oncology-Austin Central

Ringing Bells, Confetti Showers, and Finding a Voice: A Q&A With Michele Peterson, B.S., CMD, R.T., Texas Oncology-Austin Central

Michele Peterson, Texas Oncology–Austin Central, one of our longest-serving employees, shares how each and every day at work remains rewarding for both herself and her coworkers.
Q&A March 28, 2018