Behind the Science

November 15, 2013

Working Together

When it comes to cancer treatment, teamwork is key. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), the integrated care model puts each patient at the center of a team that includes a medical oncologist, a surgical oncologist and a radiation oncologist, as well as other integrative medical professionals, such as a naturopathic doctor, an acupuncturist, […]

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November 15, 2013

Cancer Type Q&A: Prostate Cancer

Q.What is prostate cancer, and how common is it? A. Prostate cancer is a cancer originating in the prostate gland, a sexual reproduction organ found in men. The prostate is composed of glands that produce fluid that becomes part of the semen for sperm nourishment and transport. The cancer originates from the small glands within […]

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November 15, 2013

The Future of Cancer Treatment: Personalized, Targeted and Specific

What if a simple diagnostic test could tip the scales of cancer treatment in your favor? Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois says that was just the scenario with a patient in his care. “She had inflammatory recurrence of breast cancer and had been through […]

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August 20, 2013

Cancer Type Q&A: Young Women and Breast Cancer

Q. Is the number of young women diagnosed with breast cancer on the rise? A. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in February, 2013 showed that the incidence of advanced breast cancer had increased over the last thirty years for women age 25 to 39. This represents a very […]

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August 20, 2013

Ask the Nurse: Wound Care

Q. How does a wound care nurse typically work with patients undergoing cancer treatment? The wound care nurse may serve as an educator to patients who have newly placed drains or tubes or new ostomies and self-care or may help patients transition into their home with the correct supplies. In my work, I teach patients […]

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August 20, 2013

Research Today: Pancreatic Research Protocol

Innovation is the key to evolving cancer treatment—especially when it comes to pancreatic cancer, which often carries a dismal prognosis. The Multi-Modality Pancreatic Protocol, a clinical research trial designed by doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, exemplifies the innovation so critical in cancer research today. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer The pancreas […]

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August 20, 2013

Meet the Doctor: Glen J. Weiss, MD

Q. Why did you choose to specialize in oncology? My grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was very young. It was a very difficult time and there were very few options for him. I feel that oncology still has a large unmet need for improved treatments and plenty of opportunity to make a […]

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