Cancer Institute

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  • Webinar Details New Three-in-One Specialist Visits, Virtual Access for Prostate Patients

    September 04, 2020

    One cancer, with three specialists, can mean multiple appointments in different locations and waiting anxiously in between. Now, men diagnosed with prostate cancer can see a urologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in one visit through an innovative partnership between Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute and Cancer Institute….

  • Physician-Scientist: Expediting Vaccine Development Should Not Compromise Safety

    September 02, 2020

    As desperate as the world is to conquer the deadly COVID-19 virus, a significant number of Americans have reportedly said they will not get a vaccine whenever it becomes available. According to a Yahoo News poll, 58 percent said they would not get any of the vaccines currently in development…

  • Boseman’s Death: When Should a Younger Person Get a Colonoscopy?

    August 31, 2020

    As the superhero in “Black Panther,” actor Chadwick Boseman was fierce, but his recent death, at 43, represents a frightening national trend showing increases in the number of younger people with colon cancer. Boseman — who also starred as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in “42,” singer James Brown in “Get on…

  • PAP Test Now Recommended to Start at Age 25

    August 17, 2020

    Evolving science means updated guidelines, and improvements to the standard cervical cancer tool, the PAP test, recently prompted the American Cancer Society (ACS) to change the recommended testing start age from 21 to 25. Dr. Daniel Gottschall, an obstetrician/gynecologist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, part of Hartford HealthCare, said the…

  • The Connection Between Acid Reflux and Cancer

    August 10, 2020

    Acid reflux affects millions of people, but you may not know that acid reflux over time could turn to cancer. Hartford HealthCare gastroenterologist Dr. David Chaletsky explains.  Q: What is acid reflux?  A: Acid reflux – commonly known as heartburn – occurs when acid from the stomach moves up into…

  • How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    July 31, 2020

    Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but…

  • American Cancer Society: Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Some Cancers

    July 29, 2020

    All this time we’ve spent thinking of ways to avoid cancer and an answer is sitting in front of us every morning in our steaming cup of coffee. The American Cancer Society, in a new level of definitiveness when it updated guidelines last month for diet and physical activity for…

  • When Cancer Spreads, These New Radiotherapy Technologies Can Help

    July 29, 2020

    By Dr. Charles E. Rutter Radiation Oncologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Hartford Hospital Cancer therapy continues to evolve and advance over time, with immunotherapy, molecularly targeted drugs and new generations of hormone-mediated treatments leading to improvements in survival and quality of life. Despite these improvements, roughly 30 percent of patients…

  • How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    July 28, 2020

    Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but…

  • New Endoscopic Robot With Xbox-Type Controller Can Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlierlu

    July 15, 2020

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain is now using a new endoscopic technology known as the Monarch Platform, developed by Auris Health, that holds promise for earlier and more accurate diagnosis in patients at risk for lung cancer. The Monarch Platform has been cleared by the Food and…


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