Browsing the "Oncology" Category

In the News: St. Luke’s Gets Regional Attention

March 6th, 2017

We are excited to share with you two articles that are running in this month’s Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day magazines. These articles include patient stories and feature Michael Patriarco, DO and Israel Zighelboim, MD. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our great accomplishments, stories and offerings of our Network. To

St. Luke’s Cancer Program Again Earns Accreditation With Commendation

January 20th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (1/11/2017) – St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned another three-year Accreditation with Commendation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the Commission on Cancer of the Chicago-based American College of Surgeons (CoC). The Network also earned Accreditation with Commendation in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. To earn the voluntary CoC accreditation,

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