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  • Dr. Pallvi Popli, Hematologist/Oncologist, Now Seeing Patients in Hartford, Willimantic

    July 07, 2020

    The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announces the hiring of hematologist/oncologist Dr. Pallvi Popli, who begins seeing patients in facilities in Hartford and Willimantic this month. Dr. Popli comes to Hartford HealthCare from fellowship training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University, where her focus was on hematology…

  • Why Chronic Pain Added to State’s Medical Marijuana Qualifying List

    July 06, 2020

    In an attempt to help people who struggle daily with chronic pain, a state regulatory committee recently added it as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. “A lot of people live with pain,” said Dr. Andrew Salner, director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and a member of…

  • Colon Cancer: What Happens After Treatment?

    June 08, 2020

    Dr. Brian Byrne Medical Oncologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute There are two big events in June that always remind me of why I chose to become an oncologist. The first is the annual ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting that usually takes place in Chicago, but this year was…

  • How Exercise Can Reduce Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors Who Use Aromatase Inhibitors

    June 08, 2020

    By Gretchin Bade Oncology Program Lead Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network Joint pain, also known as arthralgias, occurs in 50 percent of breast cancer survivors treated with aromatase inhibitors. Research has found that exercise decreases the joint pain which can be a side effect of the aromatase inhibitors, a type of…

  • New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

    June 04, 2020

    With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO…

  • 7 Ways to Make Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices Safe From COVID-19 as State Reopens

    May 15, 2020

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford HealthCare has never closed. But to help contain the spread of the virus, it suspended nonessential services, procedures and testing. Gradually, those services are phasing in at Hartford HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers, primary care offices, health centers and other facilities (above, the Bone & Joint…

  • Quality-of-Life Options After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    May 08, 2020

    By Dr. Ryan P. Dorin Urologic Oncology Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in American men today. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, prostate cancer is also characterized by a long period…

  • Free Pancreatic Care Webinar June 11

    May 06, 2020

    The fourth leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, pancreatic cancer, is an aggressive form of the disease that often exhibits few symptoms until it is advanced. Approximately 57,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it this year, according to the American Cancer Society. About 47,000 will die…

  • Free ‘Breast Health During COVID-19’ Webinar May 28

    May 05, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare has enlisted technology to provide webinars on a variety of important topics as the COVID-19 pandemic forces a temporary halt to in-person community education sessions. On Thursday, May 28, from 12 to 1 p.m., existing and new breast patients of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute can learn more…

  • Cancer Institute Joins National COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium

    April 20, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, specialists with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute have joined academic cancer centers across the country to examine the virus’ effect on patients with cancer. The group, called the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), is led by Vanderbilt University and provides a national registry with input…


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