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St. Luke’s offers new type of PET/CT scan

June 30th, 2017

New technology helps detect recurrent prostate cancer sooner St. Luke’s University Health Network is among the first in the region to offer a new PET/CT scan for patients who have been treated for prostate cancer but who may be having a recurrence. The scan uses the new molecular imaging agent recently approved by the


Join Us LIVE in the Operating Room on Thursday, March 30

March 29th, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer? Learn how to beat the odds and what to do if you are diagnosed. Join us on Thursday, March 30 at 8 pm for a LIVE discussion with surgical oncologist, Lee Riley, MD and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the incredible


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