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Upstate urologist and researcher Leszek Kotula, MD, PhD, explains how basic science research done in his lab will one day benefit prostate cancer patients with better diagnostic and treatment options. Watch Dr. Kotula’s video: Research Matters.
Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, is joined by Linda Veit, MPH, screening program coordinator and special projects manager of the new Cancer Center, to talk about the success of Upstate’s lung cancer screening program launched in fall 2012. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668, or toll-free at 800-464-8668.
Read the story: Upstate earns listing with Lung Cancer Alliance for experience in lung cancer screening.
Heather Shannon, certified nurse midwife and director of Upstate Midwifery and Gynecology, talks about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, including methods of transmission, prevention, and recommended Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). For more information or to schedule an appointment for screening, call (315) 492-5875.
Addiction psychiatrist Gene Tinelli, MD, PhD, helps us understand the medicinal value and risks of marijuana. Read more: Why I changed my mind on weed, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent.
Sharon Bauer, RN, nurse manager in the pediatric hematology/oncology department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, explains the different types of childhood cancers and what parents need to consider from the time their child is diagnosed going forward. The Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Upstate infectious disease specialist Joseph Domachowske, MD discusses the growing incidence of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and its connection to oral sex, an issue brought to light recently by actor Michael Douglas. Listen to a HealthLink on Air interview about HPV with Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, MD and Dr. Donna Bacchi, MD. Read/watch YNN coverage of HPV.
Patrick Smith, DDS, residency program director of the dental service and clinic at Upstate, describes the special dental concerns for patients with cancer – due to the disease itself, and during treatments.
Upstate certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock, MPH, CGC, explains genetic testing — what it is, when to consider getting tested, and the importance of seeking professional genetic counseling. Learn more about: The Breast Cancer Program at Upstate Medical University.
Upstate clinical nurse specialist Ann Hendrickson, RN, BSN, cares for medical/surgical, geriatrics, and oncology patients at Upstate. She shares the results of a study she conducted for her masters capstone project at Upstate’s College of Nursing (CON), concluding that patients who get up out of bed and walk daily improved their recovery and decreased their length of hospital stay. Hendrickson won second prize for her poster titled, ‘Developing and Implementing an Evidenced Based Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol’, at the national conference of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is the first student at the CON to win this national award, and the protocol she developed is being adopted throughout the hospital.
Rosemary Rochford PhD is widely known for her research on Burkitt’s Lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. She will talk about the cancer challenges in developing countries, how the cancer registry programs work, the main types of cancers that exist in Africa and how they differ from those in the United States. Rochford is professor & chair of Microbiology & Immunology and recently appointed vice president for research at Upstate.
Upstate hematologist/oncologist Ajeet Gajra will talk about the theory behind ‘personalized cancer care’ – how it differs from ‘targeted therapy’, and how the Upstate Cancer Center provides this type of care. Upstate is involved in a variety of active trials seeking participants.
Read more about the new Upstate Cancer Center, opening Spring 2014.