Browsing the "Oncology" Category

New IORT Technology at St. Luke’s University Health Network Eliminates Weeks of Radiation Treatments for Some Breast Cancer Patients

March 30th, 2014

In traditional breast cancer lumpectomies, a small incision is made in the breast, the malignant tumor is removed, the incision is closed, and the patient goes home — with six weeks of radiation therapy ahead of her. But with new technology acquired by St. Luke’s University Health Network, one more step in the operating room spares


Integrated Network Cancer Program Status Achieved

March 30th, 2014

St. Luke’s is one of only two healthcare networks in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction. St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned national Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC), one of only two health care networks in the


St. Luke’s Participates in Interventional Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Benefits of the Tested Melanoma Drug PV-10 in Patients with Late-stage Liver Cancer

March 29th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network is one of three sites nationwide chosen to enroll patients in a new study using the therapeutic agent PV-10 for late-stage liver cancer. Sanjiv Agarwala, MD of St. Luke’s Cancer Center, internationally recognized melanoma investigator and Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology for St. Luke’s University Health Network, serves as


St. Luke’s Melanoma Expert Chairs National Symposium

March 28th, 2014

Dr. Sanjiv Agarwala Chairs Premier Melanoma Program for 11th Consecutive Year Medical oncologist and internationally recognized melanoma expert Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology for St. Luke’s University Health Network and Editorial Board Member for HemOnc Today®, will serve once again as program director for the HemOnc Today® Melanoma and Other


St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — 
NOW OPEN!

March 9th, 2014

The specialists you may be looking for are right here at the St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — respected obstetricians and gynecologists; maternal-fetal medicine specialists to manage high-risk pregnancies; and fellowship-trained women’s cancer experts to provide the most appropriate care for breast and gynecologic malignancies. You do not have to travel to Philadelphia to


St. Luke’s GI Cancer Program

March 5th, 2014

Expert Treatment for Cancers Affecting the Digestive System Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is actually a family of cancers that affect the digestive system. These cancers are complex and require an integrated treatment plan from a dedicated, skilled and experienced team. St. Luke’s GI Cancer Program experts include fellowship-trained surgical oncologists Darius Desai, MD, FACS, and Roderick