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Early detection is key when it comes to pancreatic cancer

Bret Schipper, MD, talks about the advanced screening techniques being used to catch pancreatic cancer sooner.

Honoring Jeff Flaks

We are live from the Society Room in Downtown Hartford at The American Cancer Society’s A Taste of Hope, where Jeffrey A. Flaks, president and chief executive officer of Hartford HealthCare is being honored for his commitment to integrated health care and dedication to access to care throughout the region. The event is also raising awareness for programs and services including free transportation for patients at risk of missing life-saving appointments at area cancer centers and free or reduced-cost lodging for residents traveling out of state for treatment. If you would like to help by donating to the American Cancer Society follow this link: https://www.cancer.org/about-us/local/connecticut.html

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Where a Radiation Oncologist Fits in Your Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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 [...]

Targeted Chemo Treatments Promising for HPB Patients

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 [...]

Nutrition Tips for Prostate Cancer Survivors

By Diane Avino and Dr. Eric Secor Prostate cancer patients experience specific health challenges after initial diagnosis and treatment, especially those being managed long-term with hormone deprivation therapy such as leuprolide acetate. The effects on a patient’s quality of life can include weight gain, reduced insulin resistance and reduced muscle [...]

Neuro-Oncologist: Here’s How We Treat Brain Tumors

By Dr. Ahmad Daher Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Patients with gliomas, the most common cancerous brain tumors, have shown only a modest improvement in survival rate despite diagnostic and therapeutic — surgery, radiation and pharmacotherapy — advancements in oncology over the last three decades. Here’s a summary of [...]

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Monday, Dec 09, 2019, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Yoga matts are available, and wear comfortable clothing. MUST HAVE PHYSICIANS [...]

Monday, Dec 09, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Healthy Steps Lebed Method for Cancer Survivors

This is an effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer. Wear comfortable [...]

Monday, Dec 09, 2019, 7:00PM - 8:15PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Class size is limited, mats will be available and please wear comfortable [...]