Browsing the "Oncology" Category

Tony Orlando Delights Cancer Survivors

November 30th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (11/28/16) – No need for yellow – or any other color ribbons – they still wanted him. Singer Tony Orlando, the man who sang, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree,” and “Knock Three Times,” was a hit for the second consecutive year as almost 1,500 cancer survivors and their guests

St. Luke’s is Aggressively Pursuing a Cure for Cancer

June 3rd, 2016

As the local leader in cancer clinical trials, St. Luke’s offers patients access to the very latest in cancer care, breakthrough treatments that are giving patients new hope in their fight against cancer, while giving clinical cancer experts the opportunity to study their effectiveness. “The best treatment for a cancer patient may be a clinical trial,”

St. Luke’s Offers Heart-sparing Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

May 27th, 2016

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, radiation therapy is often part of the treatment plan for those receiving breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy to reduce the chance of cancer recurrence. Results based on older technology have shown, along with cancer control, attention to radiation injury to normal structures is imperative. This is especially important

Visions of Hope

May 11th, 2016

Susan Schaffer’s inspiration to paint came from her own battle with breast cancer more than 10 years ago. The inspiration for her exhibit came from local cancer patients who were willing to share their cancer journeys with her. Her Visions of Hope exhibition was displayed at the St. Luke’s Cancer Center at the Anderson Campus in November

Circle of Hope Society: Improving the Lives of Patients With Cancer

March 30th, 2016

“I am part of something bigger than myself. I made a difference in someone’s life.” St. Luke’s Circle of Hope Society was established to secure philanthropic funds to support patients and family members during their cancer journey. The first members recently joined the Circle of Hope to improve the lives of patients with cancer and their

St. Luke’s Oncology Social Workers Navigate the Complexities of Treatment

March 28th, 2016

When you or someone in your family is dealing with cancer, you know you’ll be dealing with a variety of medical specialists—from surgical, medical and radiation oncologists to pathologists, radiologists, oncology nurses and possibly more medical specialties. It’s important to remember St. Luke’s University Health Network also offers you caring individuals with broad, unique skills that

St. Luke’s Cancer Center Chosen as a Reference Site for Varian

March 21st, 2016

Considered a leading developer of radiation oncology treatments and software, Varian Medical Systems recently selected St. Luke’s Cancer Center to be a reference site, allowing health care professionals from around the country to see Varian’s radiation oncology treatments in a clinical setting and afford the opportunity to learn of its capabilities and benefits to patients. St. Luke’s

Running Away from Cancer

March 9th, 2016

Robert Cays found strength in running. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, he began running to get in shape for his surgery and has been on the move ever since

Airing Soon!

March 8th, 2016

Tune in on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm on WFMZ to watch our pilot episode of our NEW health care series St. Luke’s Health Now – a show dedicated to providing you up-to-date information on the latest health care trends. Our pilot featured St. Luke’s cancer experts discussing how to access the latest and greatest cancer