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


Mister Dough-Nation, We Salute You!

March 3rd, 2014

Here’s a wonderful true story about gifts from the heart: During this past year, the Development Office at St. Luke’s Warren Campus received a small, hand-written envelope in the mail every week. Inside the envelope was a small notecard and tucked into the card was a $20 bill. The envelopes kept arriving for 50 weeks


The Art of the Family Physician

March 1st, 2014

Personal Medicine in the 21st Century Family practice physicians are the bedrock of health care. They are the ones we depend on to keep us well, make us better when we’re sick and teach us how to care for our spouses, parents and children when they are faced with health problems of their own. In


Not All Blood Disorders are Cancer

February 11th, 2014

St. Luke’s Cancer Center treats patients with malignant and benign blood disorders. When patients with blood conditions come to the St. Luke’s Cancer Center for their first appointment to see one of our medical oncologists, some are upset and frightened by being in a Cancer Center. They may not be aware the Center also treats


New Pennsylvania Law Requires Disclosure to Patients

February 4th, 2014

Recently, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett signed the Breast Density Screening Notification Act into law in an effort to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a screening mammogram. As you may know, dense breast tissue is a common finding and is not abnormal