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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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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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Cancer Glioblastoma clinical trial uses immunotherapy in fight against the deadliest brain cancer

Glioblastoma clinical trial uses immunotherapy in fight against the deadliest brain cancer

Immunotherapy drugs often will seek to unblock the checkpoint, which suppresses the body’s immune system, unmasking the cancer cell as a target for the body to fight. Louisville researchers are turning their success with immunotherapy toward a new foe — the deadly glioblastoma brain cancer. Renato V. LaRocca, M.D., a neuro-oncologist and cancer medicine specialist …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro opens

Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro opens

Comprehensive cancer services come together under one roof with focus on patient-centered care fueled by innovative design, advanced technologies and personalized integrated therapies. This new $38 million comprehensive cancer care center in northeastern Jefferson County represents an investment that brings all Norton Healthcare oncology subspecialties and services together for the first time in one location.“We …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute awarded three-year accreditation for breast care

Norton Cancer Institute awarded three-year accreditation for breast care

In May 2018, the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program was awarded a three-year reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and …

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Cancer Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro opens doors

Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro opens doors

The new Norton Breast Health Center – Brownsboro, now open and located at Norton Medical Plaza III-Brownsboro, provides care for all types of breast health issues. Patients have timely access to multiple providers and services in one convenient location, including breast surgeons, advanced practice providers, a clinical support team and breast imaging. The center will …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute expands medical oncology team

Norton Cancer Institute expands medical oncology team

Norton Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome Jaspreet S. Grewal, M.D., Ph.D., and Khuda Dad Khan, M.D., Ph.D. to our team of more than 70 oncology providers. Our newest board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians have areas of focus in gastrointestinal, hematology, immunotherapy and general oncology. Jaspreet S. Grewal, M.D., Ph.D. Medical training: Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India …

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Cancer Episcleral Plaque Brachytherapy at Norton Cancer Institute

Episcleral Plaque Brachytherapy at Norton Cancer Institute

Episcleral plaque brachytherapy (EPB) has been used to treat intraocular (eye) tumors since the early 1900s. The two most common indications for EPB are ocular/choroidal melanoma and retinoblastoma. Local control is paramount, as failure to achieve this goal results in both local (vision loss, pain) and systemic (liver, lung, bone metastasis) consequences, including death. Prior …

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Cancer New genitourinary patient navigator program

New genitourinary patient navigator program

Norton Cancer Institute’s new genitourinary patient navigator program was developed to easily connect patients with noncancerous genitourinary conditions to a urologist. Our navigators can help support your patients with the following genitourinary medical conditions: • Precancerous diagnosis • Benign condition • Elevated PSA • Hematuria • Renal mass • Testicular mass • Bladder mass Benefit …

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Cancer Norton Complex Care Clinic opens new location in Corydon

Norton Complex Care Clinic opens new location in Corydon

Norton Healthcare launched the Norton Complex Care Clinic in Louisville to treat patients with hepatitis C. A new location is now open in Corydon, Indiana to bring expertise and educational resources to patients in the community. Led by Thomas M. Woodcock, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist with Norton Cancer Institute, the clinic offers liver health education, treatment …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute names Aaron C. Spalding, M.D. as executive medical director

Norton Cancer Institute names Aaron C. Spalding, M.D. as executive medical director

Aaron C. Spalding, M.D., Ph.D., has recently assumed the role of executive medical director of Norton Cancer Institute. In making this announcement, Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., physician in chief, called Dr. Spalding an accomplished clinician and researcher who has served as medical director of radiation oncology with great success. “He will work closely with me …

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Cancer Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates CME

Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates CME

Register now for the 2018 Breast Cancer Insights and Updates symposium provided by Norton Cancer Institute. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at the Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, Kentucky) from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration, exhibits and buffet dinner will be available beginning at 5 p.m. with two programs to follow. …

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Cancer Behind the scenes at Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro

Behind the scenes at Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro

The project brings all of Norton Cancer Institute’s specialty cancer services together under one roof for the first time. When the new Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro opens in November, it will be a big first for Norton Healthcare. With three floors and 48,500 square feet of space, this $38 million investment will bring all of Norton …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute researching how to reduce infections linked to treating AML

Norton Cancer Institute researching how to reduce infections linked to treating AML

Nohla Therapeutics initiates Phase 2 LAUNCH clinical trial to assess optimal dosage of innovative cell therapy for those with acute myeloid leukemia. A treatment made from umbilical cord blood is helping oncology and hematology specialists at Norton Cancer Institute reduce infections in patients getting high-dose chemotherapy to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The intensive chemotherapy …

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Cancer Lung screening program one of best in nation

Lung screening program one of best in nation

Norton Cancer Institute established its Comprehensive Lung Center to focus on early detection, patient-centered care and advanced treatment for lung cancer patients. Led by a team of lung specialists, the center combines four comprehensive components — prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment — to ensure each eligible patient has access to state-of-the-art lung cancer screening, prompt …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome Adam D. Lye, M.D.

Norton Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome Adam D. Lye, M.D.

Adam D. Lye, M.D., is a medical oncologist/hematologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, where he also completed his residency and fellowship. Dr. Lye is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Lye’s clinical interests include lung cancer, general oncology and hematology. He has …

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Cancer Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Few things are more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation – which is why being named a Top Surgeon, according to fellow doctors, is so meaningful. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group surgeons who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues, friends and patients at Norton Healthcare. APPENDECTOMY R. Craig DeWeese, M.D. …

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Cancer Introducing the Norton Eye Cancer Program

Introducing the Norton Eye Cancer Program

Norton Children’s offers one of the country’s few programs dedicated to treating retinoblastoma. A rare cancer in the eye, retinoblastoma affects the retina, which detects light and color. The disease often reveals itself as a white glow in the pupil that shows up in photographs. Eye drifting is another symptom. Retinoblastoma usually affects children younger …

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Cancer David Doering, M.D., completes 1,000 da Vinci procedures – and counting

David Doering, M.D., completes 1,000 da Vinci procedures – and counting

Dr. Doering views robotic-assisted procedure as better for patient, surgeonDavid L. Doering, M.D., gynecologic oncologist, Norton Cancer Institute, recently performed his 1,000th gynecologic procedure using the da Vinci Surgical System. He is one of only two gynecologists in this area who have done that many of the robotic-assisted procedures, which range from tubal ligations to …

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Cancer Save the Date for the 23rd Gail Klein Garlove Lectureship

Save the Date for the 23rd Gail Klein Garlove Lectureship

The date has been set for the 23rd annual Gail Klein Garlove Lectureship hosted by Norton Cancer Institute with support provided by the Garlove Family and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 A Focus on Brain Tumor Management and the Future of Treatment Special Guest Speaker David A. Reardon, M.D. Clinical Director, Center …

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Cancer Introducing the Norton Center for Abdominal and Digestive Surgery

Introducing the Norton Center for Abdominal and Digestive Surgery

The Norton Center for Abdominal and Digestive Surgery is a partnership between Norton Hospital and the University of Louisville. The complexity of abdominal and digestive diseases requires a multidisciplinary team approach that includes advanced surgical, interventional, medical and endoscopic therapies. Led by a team of specialized physicians, the center offers innovative and specialized treatment methods …

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Cancer Norton Healthcare offering Saturday colonoscopies

Norton Healthcare offering Saturday colonoscopies

Though colorectal cancer cases have been steadily decreasing for the past two decades, it remains the third most common cancer in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly all unscreened people know they need a colon cancer screening. So why aren’t they getting screened, specifically via colonoscopy? One of the top …

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Cancer Save the date for 17th annual Nixon Lectureship

Save the date for 17th annual Nixon Lectureship

The date has been set for the 17th annual Nixon Lectureship hosted by Norton Cancer Institute with support provided by the Nixon Family and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Monday, September 24, 2018 Prevention and Early Detection of Gynecologic Malignancies Special guest speaker:  Joan L. Walker, M.D. The Louise and Clay Bennett Endowed Chair in Cancer …

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Cancer Lung cancer screening program among best in nation

Lung cancer screening program among best in nation

Kentucky is ranked eighth in the U.S. in logging the most lung screening exams. Norton Healthcare’s Center of Excellence Lung Cancer Screening Program has experienced success in usage and appropriateness. 2016 screening program statistics Norton Healthcare performed 28 percent of Kentucky’s lung cancer screenings and 1.5 percent of those in the U.S. Appropriateness rate is …

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Cancer New program treats head, neck and skull base tumors

New program treats head, neck and skull base tumors

In January, Norton Cancer Institute opened the Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumor Program to treat the complex and unique needs of patients with cancers and benign tumors in these areas. The integrated care program offers multiple services and providers and gives patients coordinated, individualized treatment plans. Patients like the program because they can see …

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Cancer Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Louisville, have founded Norton Children’s Cancer Institute to provide improved access, new programs to treat rare tumors and benign blood disorders, and a revamped program for bone marrow transplants. Inpatients of the institute will continue to receive care at the Addison Jo …

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Cancer First patient consents to lymphoma trial

First patient consents to lymphoma trial

Norton Cancer Institute has enlisted the first patient ever to participate in a clinical trial studying a potential new drug to treat a type of rare lymphoma. The female patient will receive a drug designed to exploit an abnormality in lymphoma cells as part of an international study. “It’s important for our patients to have …

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Cancer Patient resources

Patient resources

WHEN FACING one of the greatest challenges in life, your patients shouldn’t have to deal with added obstacles. Whether it’s financial concerns, confusion about a diagnosis or uncertainty about a treatment plan — we believe it’s our job not to let these barriers get in the way of timely care for our patients. Our Patient …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute presents at conference

Norton Cancer Institute presents at conference

Norton Cancer Institute’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program team members presented six poster abstracts, the most from any entrant, at the second Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress held Dec. 5 to 7, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was presented by Teen Cancer America. Norton Cancer Institute was the only health care system …

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Cancer Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro under construction

Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro under construction

Comprehensive center will focus on care of the whole person and bring specialty cancer services together under one roof Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro will be a free-standing, three-story structure located at 4955 Norton Healthcare Blvd., across from Norton Brownsboro Hospital. The new facility will join other treatment locations including Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown, …

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Cancer Introducing the Adolescent and Young Adult Transition Clinic for survivors of childhood cancers

Introducing the Adolescent and Young Adult Transition Clinic for survivors of childhood cancers

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have unique medical and emotional needs that often are overlooked as they make the transition to adulthood. These can range from issues with growth and bone density to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Cancer care is very complex. The long-term effects can be debilitating, so having a good …

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Cancer Latest technologies for brain tumor surgery

Latest technologies for brain tumor surgery

Norton Brownsboro Hospital is the first hospital in Kentucky to use the newest generation of robotic neurosurgery technology, called ROSA. ROSA’s main uses so far have been in biopsying brain tumors, and most recently in assisting in the first stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure. These procedures traditionally can take as long as 12 hours and involve a …

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