Oncologist Ajeet Gajra, associate professor of medicine at Upstate and the fellowship director in hematology/oncology, talks about cancer care for senior citizens. About 60 percent of all cancers and more than 70 percent of all cancer deaths occur in the elderly, yet there is a lack of data regarding risks and benefits of cancer therapy in these older adults.
Thoracic surgeon Leslie Kohman, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Upstate, and Linda Veit, screening program coordinator and special projects manager of the new Cancer Center, reveal a promising new lung cancer screening using a low dose CT scan.
They also describe the beautiful new Upstate Cancer Center currently under construction, and some exciting new programs that will be offered in the future, including patient navigation, integrative therapies, and survivorship and palliative care outpatient programs.
Rheumatologist Jianghong Yu and registered nurse Arlene Stefanko share new healthcare options available for people with cancer and rheumatology – including osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, and auto immune diseases like Lupus – in the Cortland area.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bogart discusses a new study at Upstate for the treatment of prostate cancer, a high energy radiation therapy called the SpaceOAR™ System. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact Dena Martin at 315-464-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this study may be right for you.
Dr. Robert Corona, who recently returned to Upstate after working at Welch Allyn for 16 years, talks about the future of cancer diagnostics. Microscopes as we know them will be embedded into sophisticated computer systems that will aid pathologists in making accurate diagnoses.
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Pediatric neurosurgeon Zulma Tovar-Spinoza reveals a new treatment option for patients with deep, treatment-resistant brain tumors called magnetic resonance image-guided laser ablation. This minimally-invasive technique can be used in some cases instead of a major open brain surgery.
Dr. Dilip Kittur talks about how liver cancer usually is a secondary cancer, and how it is usually treated…..with surgery and/or a method that blocks the tumor’s blood supply with spheres containing chemotherapy. There is also a radiofrequency ablation treatment that is available, and within the next couple years he hopes to offer a treatment that makes use of radioactive isotopes.
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