Updates on colon cancer screening, including patients with a family history

The latest colon cancer screening recommendations call for earlier screenings and include guidance to better reflect individual risks. The starting age for screening for the average person with no risk factors is now 45, five […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Norton Cancer Institute radiation oncology reaccredited by ACR

The radiation oncology team at Norton Cancer Institute recently was granted reaccreditation in radiation therapy for a three-year term by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation therapy uses radiation and advanced technology delivered precisely […]

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Study suggests link between vaping, cancer

A recent study shows a possible link between vaping and cancer, extending the trend’s dangers beyond a deadly pulmonary disease. The first study linking vaping to cancer found nearly 25% of mice developed lung cancer […]

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