Cancer Norton Cancer Institute radiation oncology reaccredited by ACR

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 to treat cancer. Patients can rely on the ACR accreditation gold seal as an indicator of the highest level of …

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Cancer Study suggests link between vaping, cancer

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 after 54 weeks of exposure to e-cigarette vapors containing nicotine. More than half the mice developed hyperplasia. A control group …

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Cancer Charles B. Palmer IV, D.O., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Charles B. Palmer IV, D.O., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Charles B. Palmer IV, D.O., is the newest gynecologic oncologist to join Norton Cancer Institute. Dr. Palmer earned his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Kentucky. He completed his residency at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, South Carolina, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology …

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Cancer A breast cancer diagnosis can have a lingering impact on mental health for some

A breast cancer diagnosis can have a lingering impact on mental health for some

A diagnosis of breast cancer often comes as a shock, and adjusting to the news and coming to terms with treatment decisions are very difficult. A patient may go through a range of emotions, including disbelief, anger, anxiety and fear. While these are all natural responses, for some, the fear can be so extreme that …

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Cancer Oncologist’s study published: ‘Actual 5-Year Survivors After Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma’

Oncologist’s study published: ‘Actual 5-Year Survivors After Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma’

By Rebecca Hall This is the second in our series on published research by Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D. Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncologist in multidisciplinary collaboration between Norton Cancer Institute and the University of Louisville, has published research in Annals of Surgical Oncology, in a paper titled …

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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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