Access to evolving clinical science close to home

Norton Cancer Institute’s clinical research program was developed to ensure that cancer patients in our community and region have access to evolving clinical science. Guided by an experienced cadre of physicians and supported by a […]

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Treating the whole patient at Norton Cancer Institute Women’s Cancer Center

Norton Cancer Institute Women’s Cancer Center has a beautiful new home in Medical Towers South (234 E. Gray St., on the downtown Louisville medical campus) that reflects our goal of treating the whole person. Clinicians […]

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Pelvis osteosarcoma study: A complex biplane osteotomy maintains pelvic ring continuity

The patient A 31-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with an enlarging and increasingly symptomatic left posterior ilium tumor. Biopsy revealed high grade osteosarcoma. Additional staging studies demonstrated no distant metastases. He was treated with neoadjuvant […]

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Orthopedic oncologist describes multidisciplinary care

Specialists at Norton Orthopedic Institute and Norton Cancer Institute work together in a team approach for treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors. As an orthopedic oncologist, I work closely with medical and radiation oncologists, […]

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New lung cancer screening guidelines draw attention to prevalence in Black men

In its March 2021 revised guidelines for lung cancer screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) noted Black men have a higher incidence of lung cancer than white men, and Black women have a […]

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Study finds low pain in breast cancer patients treated with palbociclib

Patients with advanced/unresectable or metastatic breast cancer treated with palbociclib combination therapy experienced low levels of baseline pain and fatigue, a recent study found. The study is apparently one of the first outside a clinical […]

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Sexual health best practices for physicians of female patients with cancer

Sexual health is important for any adult’s well-being, but patients with cancer face a new set of challenges when it comes to sexuality. Laila S. Agrawal, M.D., breast cancer oncologist with Norton Cancer Institute, is […]

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FDA approves non-chemotherapy drug regimen for acute myeloid leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Venclexta (venetoclax) as part of a non-chemotherapy treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults 75 years or older, or who have comorbidities that preclude […]

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Diffuse midline glioma: A review of treatments for hydrocephalus

A review of patients with midline tumors suggests shunting may be a more robust treatment for hydrocephalus in pediatric and adult patients with diffuse midline gliomas. Charts of 43 consecutive midline tumor patients were reviewed […]

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Neuro-oncologist brings mix of research experience, passion for physician-patient relationship

As a neuro-oncologist with Norton Cancer Institute, Kaylyn Sinicrope, M.D., treats brain tumors and other neurological conditions related to cancer. Dr. Sinicrope said she was attracted to oncology by the deep doctor-patient relationships that are […]

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Cancer evaluation and diagnostic center opens on West Hill Street

Differentiating cancer from other unexplained masses, lumps or abnormalities can be quite complicated. It hinges on access to state-of-the-art testing, knowledgeable specialists who can make the right referral and follow-up, plus effective ongoing care. Norton […]

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Register now for the Garlove Lectureship — Lynch syndrome

The 25th Gail Klein Garlove Lectureship will be held by video conference this year, discussing “Lynch Syndrome and Lessons About Hereditary Cancer Syndromes.” The deadline to register for the Nov. 11 event is Friday, Nov. […]

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