Browsing the "Oncology" Category

St. Luke’s Receives Superior Rating for Lung Cancer Surgery Results

January 25th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network joins an elite group of American health organizations whose lung cancer surgery programs rank in the top-tier of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ General Thoracic Surgery Database. The Thoracic Society recently created a composite measure of lung cancer surgical quality, focusing on lobectomy, the most common type of removal of a


Local Donor Gives $1 Million to St. Luke’s Hospice House

November 7th, 2018

A dedication of The St. Luke’s Brian D. Perin Hospice House and celebration of the Hospice Endowment Campaign was held on Friday, November 2, at St. Luke’s Hospice House at 2455 Black River Road. The estate of Brian D. Perin, co-owner of Grand Central Sanitation and related companies in Pen Argyl, donated over $1 million to the 14-bed


St. Luke’s Surgeons Sponsor ‘The Girls’ Night Out Benefitting Cancer Patients

October 17th, 2018

Tickets are now available for the Second Annual “The Girls” Night Out on Oct. 25. Sponsored by St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the event will raise funds for cancer survivors, as well as raise awareness of the role breast reconstruction plays in the healing process for many women. The event, which will be held at the Event


Parents Raise Funds for Art Cart That Comforted Daughter with Cancer

October 1st, 2018

The Saucon Valley High School Girls Tennis Team has made a donation toward the Art Cart at St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Bethlehem campus in memory of Erica Curtis, who died at age 40 in May after a two-year battle with cancer. Erica’s parents, Neil and Lyndell Curtis of Bethlehem, are raising money to name the Art


St. Luke’s Cancer Center Wins Multiple National Honors

August 15th, 2018

August 8, 2018 – St. Luke’s Cancer Center has received five awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. “We are proud of these awards because they recognize our commitment to quality health care,” said Nicholas Taylor, MD, Chairman of Oncology at St. Luke’s. “It is


St. Luke’s Dr. Tricia Kelly a Featured Panelist at Lehigh Valley Yoga Fest

July 13th, 2018

Dr. Kelly will be part of the festival’s first-ever panel discussion – about the intersection of yoga and medicine – featuring a handful of diverse experts. “As a breast surgeon, I’m restoring women physically. But there are so many other components that need to be addressed and understood,” she said. “I strongly believe in an integrated


Get Real About a Gut Check

April 4th, 2018

Even though colon cancer is still a leading cause of death in the U.S., there’s some good news to report. Noel Martins, MD, section chief of the gastroenterology division at St. Luke’s University Health Network, brought us up to date. We’ve heard that colon cancer is the third most common form of the disease, and the second