Cancer Because older cancer patients need specialized care

Because older cancer patients need specialized care

Having cancer presents a variety of challenges, no matter your age. Norton Cancer Institute’s Geriatric Oncology Program is the first of its kind in the area to bring together expertise in several important areas of caring for older adults. Together, we offer customized, high-quality cancer treatment plans for patients over age 70. This unique program …

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Cancer Oncologist explains new guidelines for genetic testing for patients with breast cancer risk

Oncologist explains new guidelines for genetic testing for patients with breast cancer risk

By Laila S. Agrawal, M.D. The American Society of Breast Surgeons released new guidelines recently stating that genetic testing should be made available to all patients with a personal history of breast cancer. This is an important update, because it expands on existing testing criteria set forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and recognizes that …

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Cancer New Comprehensive Lung Center location opens on Norton Brownsboro campus

New Comprehensive Lung Center location opens on Norton Brownsboro campus

Norton Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Lung Center has opened a second location at Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro in northeastern Jefferson County. Providers will see referred patients with abnormal lung findings at the new location on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. The Comprehensive Lung Center is staffed by specialists in pulmonology, medical oncology, radiation …

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Cancer Experienced pediatric cancer care

Experienced pediatric cancer care

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute provides the latest in pediatric cancer treatments, programs for treating rare tumors and blood disorders, a blood and marrow transplant program, and resources to support the needs of young patients and the entire family. Norton Children’s Cancer Institute features a skilled cancer care team that is completely focused on the needs …

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Cancer Welcome Jaspreet Grewal, M.D., Ph.D., to Norton Cancer Institute

Welcome Jaspreet Grewal, M.D., Ph.D., to Norton Cancer Institute

Jaspreet Grewal, M.D., Ph.D., joined Norton Cancer Institute as a hematologist/medical oncologist in August 2018. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Grewal completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in public health, a Master of Science degree in clinical laboratory science …

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Cancer Brain Tumor Center moves to Brownsboro campus

Brain Tumor Center moves to Brownsboro campus

The Brain Tumor Center has moved from 676 South Floyd Street to the new Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro at 4955 Norton Healthcare Blvd., Louisville, Kentucky. If your patients experience undue hardship from the move, please call (502) 629-4440 to discuss options. We apologize for any inconvenience. Signs at the new location direct patients to …

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Cancer Register now for the 2019 Oncology Symposium

Register now for the 2019 Oncology Symposium

Register now for the 2019 Oncology Symposium: Updates in Hematology and Blood Cancers, provided by Norton Cancer Institute with support from Gouverneur H. Nixon Jr., through the Norton Healthcare Foundation. The symposium takes place on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Norton Healthcare Learning Center, Suite 200, 9500 Ormsby Station Road, …

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Cancer Welcoming Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D., to Norton Cancer Institute

Welcoming Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D., to Norton Cancer Institute

Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D., pinpoints tumors with powerful 3-D SABR technology and advances research as a principal clinical trial investigator.  Dr. Ishihara earned both of his advanced degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Later, he trained with Robert Timmerman, M.D., who is a pioneer in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) at the …

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Cancer Register now for CME dedicated to hematology and blood cancers

Register now for CME dedicated to hematology and blood cancers

Registration is now open for the Updates in Hematology and Blood Cancers full-day symposium presented by Norton Cancer Institute with support from the Norton Healthcare Foundation. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Norton Healthcare Learning Center (9500 Ormsby Station Road, Suite 200) in …

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Cancer New study says cancer may soon overtake heart disease as nation’s top killer

New study says cancer may soon overtake heart disease as nation’s top killer

A new study shows cancer is on its way to becoming the leading cause of death in more counties nationwide. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analyzed records for 32 million people in the U.S. who died between 2003 and 2015. It found that while overall deaths due to heart disease and cancer …

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