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  • As Cancer Treatment Evolves, a Focus on Reducing Side Effects

    December 09, 2019

    By Dr. Omar Eton Melanoma DMT Lead Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Over the past two decades, there has been great progress in understanding the relationship between cancer and the defenses a patient can muster against it. This led to a Nobel Prize for James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo in…

  • Dr. Bret Schipper, New Surgical Oncology Chief, Starts Seeing Patients

    December 03, 2019

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute has announced the appointment of Dr. Bret Schipper as chief of surgical oncology at Hartford Hospital and director of oncologic surgery for the entire Cancer Institute. Dr. Schipper’s areas of interest include hepatobiliary surgery, both benign and malignant; minimally-invasive robotic surgery; soft tissue (melanoma/sarcoma) and gastric…

  • Suffering From Chronic Knee Pain? Cooled Radiofrequency Can Help

    November 27, 2019

    For people who suffer with chronic knee pain, an effective, minimally-invasive procedure called Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) could be just the thing to help regain mobility and quality of life. This outpatient procedure helps restore function and comfort to patients who have found little relief with other treatment and allows them…

  • Why ‘Hot Chemo’ Can Be More Effective Than IV Against Cancer

    November 25, 2019

    While traditional chemotherapy drips intravenously into the body to circulate and attack deadly cancer cells, a faster, a more effective way of helping people with some cancers is now available at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. Called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), the treatment is designed for people with cancers of…

  • With IOL’s Pearlson, TEDxHartford Talk to Highlight Marijuana, Driving Research

    November 25, 2019

    What do an organizational behaviorist, real estate marketer and anti-trafficking activist have in common with a behavioral health researcher from the Institute of Living (IOL)? For four hours on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the answer is the attention of those attending the TEDxHartford program as they share innovative and inspiring ideas…

  • A Simple Way Most Men Can Avoid Being a ‘Heart Attack Waiting to Happen’

    November 25, 2019

    You’ve obviously heard the reference to a man as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” Well, there’s some truth in that gallows humor: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States and worldwide. For the man who regularly consults with his doctor, however, heart…

  • Hartford HealthCare Breaks Ground on Bliss Building Expansion

    November 21, 2019

    Hartford Hospital is growing again. Hartford HealthCare broke ground Nov. 21 on a $70 million expansion of the Bliss building, a 50,000-square-foot addition providing four floors of additional space to support clinical areas including MRI, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, the cath lab, critical care and surgical care. “The Bliss building expansion (see…

  • Where a Radiation Oncologist Fits in Your Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

    November 20, 2019

    Treating hepatobiliary cancer involves getting the most powerful treatment directly to the source of the disease, which is where the skill of a radiation oncologist often comes in. Dr. Timothy Boyd, a radiation oncologist with Hartford Hospital and part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s team approach to treating pancreatic…

  • Here’s the Reality of ‘The Joker’ and Mental Illness, Violence

    November 19, 2019

    Arthur Fleck’s life is rife with challenges. In crime-riddled Gotham, he struggles with mental illness that often goes untreated due to his chronic employment issues, he’s mugged and bullied, and he cares for a sickly mother. The protagonist in the latest DC Comics blockbuster “The Joker,” Arthur muddles through until…

  • Targeted Chemo Treatments Promising for HPB Patients

    November 19, 2019

    Everyone knows the connection between chemotherapy and cancer. It’s treatment and disease. With pancreatic cancer, maybe more than in other cancers, chemotherapy constitutes an integral part of the treatment. Medical oncologists oversee the use of chemo and other systemic treatments in patients with cancer, according to Dr. Rawad Elias, a…


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