Cancer Multidisciplinary work drives robust research program

Multidisciplinary work drives robust research program

Clinical trials are vital tools in our fight against cancer. These have become an important link in determining the best new treatments and how therapies are best administered. In 2019, Norton Cancer Institute offered nearly 130 active clinical trials for cancers ranging from phase 1 to late-phase pivotal studies, and from first-line diagnoses to recurrent …

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Cancer Norton Healthcare expands COVID-19 experimental treatments

Norton Healthcare expands COVID-19 experimental treatments

As patients continue to be diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Norton Healthcare is looking for ways to help them overcome the infection. Norton Healthcare is the first in the world to enroll COVID-19 patients in two new clinical trials after becoming the first to participate in a randomized Phase 2 clinical study in …

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Cancer New space for growing Head and Neck Tumor Program

New space for growing Head and Neck Tumor Program

As part of Norton Cancer Institute’s major renovation of its downtown location, the building’s second floor has been remodeled to expand access to the Head and Neck Tumor Program. The expansion optimizes the program’s ability to meet the specific needs of patients with benign or malignant tumors of the head, neck or nearby related areas. …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute expanded downtown facilities open

Norton Cancer Institute expanded downtown facilities open

Projects to renovate Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown and create the nearby Women’s Cancer Center have been completed and the facilities are open. Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown (676 S. Floyd St.) This site houses our Prompt Care Clinics for patients with urgent care needs related to cancer, hepatitis C and sickle cell disease. Infusion …

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Cancer Radiologist Amanda Carricato, M.D., joins Norton Healthcare

Radiologist Amanda Carricato, M.D., joins Norton Healthcare

Radiologist Amanda Carricato, M.D., has joined Norton Healthcare, concentrating on diagnostic breast radiology. Her previous position was associate clinical professor in radiology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Carricato received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She completed a radiology residency and an internship in internal medicine, both …

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Cancer Toddler’s food aversion leads to CT scan and neuroblastoma diagnosis

Toddler’s food aversion leads to CT scan and neuroblastoma diagnosis

Emaleigh Smith was born with a heart murmur, so her parents were on the lookout. At about 10 months, she started having unexplained eating issues, including food aversion. She started on feeding therapy. After about eight months, a computed tomography (CT) scan showed neuroblastoma in her chest, near vertebrae — hugging her aorta. Emaleigh was …

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Cancer Specialized treatment for seniors with cancer

Specialized treatment for seniors with cancer

The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of adults in the U.S. is expected to outnumber children for the first time by 2030. That adds up to a growing need for specialized care to treat cancer in seniors. The phenomenon has been dubbed the “silver oncologic tsunami” in the medical world, and …

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Cancer Advocating for cancer patients and helping them get quality care

Advocating for cancer patients and helping them get quality care

For Deborah Pirtle, R.N., cancer is personal. Deborah lost her brother to head and neck cancer when he was only 50 years old. According to Deborah, that experience gave her a unique perspective, because it put her in the caregiver role both inside and outside of the work setting. As a patient navigator with Norton …

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Cancer Finding a path to medicine as a pediatric leukemia patient

Finding a path to medicine as a pediatric leukemia patient

Bradley Wilson’s journey to medical school started in the Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department when he was 13. Unable to walk, losing consciousness and with his skin grayish, Bradley was rushed by his parents to the emergency department. He was diagnosed with leukemia and started on a path toward recovery and, ultimately, his calling. Discovering …

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Cancer Patient navigator has had passion for oncology since nursing school

Patient navigator has had passion for oncology since nursing school

Rhonda Walker, R.N., patient navigator with Norton Cancer Institute, has had a passion for working with patients with cancer since she attended nursing school. “The changes and advancements I have seen in oncology care are astounding,” Rhonda said. “I continue to be excited for what the future holds for our patients.” Rhonda has worked for …

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