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Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Unveils New Center Designed to Treat and Care for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Unveils New Center Designed to Treat and Care for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer will combine the latest scientific research, medical treatments and knowledge of integrative therapies to treat women with advanced breast cancer Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 14, 2016 This week Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute opens the Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, which will provide highly specialized, individualized treatment exclusively for women with metastatic or advanced breast cancer.
A study of metastatic breast cancer patients in 2006 found these women often felt The Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer has a distinct mission: improve the outcomes and quality of life for women with metastatic breast cancer.
“We recognize each of these women is in a very unique situation and needs a treatment plan designed exclusively for her,” said Timothy Pluard, M.D., medical director of the Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute and the Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer.
“The Koontz Center will bring together leading edge genomics, medical treatments and clinical trials as well as the latest in integrative therapies and allow us to create an individualized, completely comprehensive plan for each woman.” Integrative therapies will include: Nutrition planning Exercise physiology Yoga Acupuncture Massage Oncology behavioral health Spiritual counseling Advanced breast cancer support groups In addition to providing important quality of life benefit, the potential impact on long term health outcomes also will be studied.
“We have long recognized that therapies such as exercise or nutrition can help a patient feel better and improve overall quality of life,” said Pluard.
“We want these women to be able to meet with our expert team quickly so we can answer their questions, determine their treatment plan and get started immediately managing their care.” When a patient comes in for her full evaluation it will typically be an all day experience.
The Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer also will offer video consultations for patients outside of Kansas City.
The Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer is located at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
More From BioPortfolio on “Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Unveils New Center Designed to Treat and Care for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer” This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Gateway For Cancer Research Celebrates Milestone

Teresa Hall Bartels, President of Gateway (Credit: Gateway for Cancer Research) CHICAGO (CBS) — For 25 years, Chicago-based Gateway for Cancer Research has been funding breakthrough clinical trials.
The Great Gateway Cures Gala (Credit: Gateway for Cancer Research) “This is a special year for us,” Bartels said.
“We’re celebrating 25 years.
Cancer touches everyone.
When someone hears the words ‘you have cancer,’ it’s devastating.
Two thirds of them can expect to survive because of research.
“Currently we are funding 57 clinical trials,” Bartels said.
We’ve done work with the University of Chicago, we currently have a trial going on at Northwestern.” One of Gateway’s major breakthroughs in recent years include the development of what is know today as Herceptin, a targeted therapy for HER2 postive metastatic breast cancer.
Gateway funds breakthrough clinical trials.
“We now have the capability to analyze the tumor genomically at the molecular level and the person’s genetics and the treatment can be personalized so that each person’s cancer is different and testing different ways to attacking that is possible because of the technology available.” For more information or to donate, log onto www.gatewaycr.org/ This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

The Week in Boob News: Real Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Many readers know how I feel about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why I don’t support pink ribbon wrapped causes.
And I’m not alone in my criticism of “breast cancer industry month.” This week I’m sharing some of the best articles on the subject.
I call it “real breast cancer awareness” because these pieces don’t subscribe to the rosy view of Pinktober.
They tell a more realistic story than what you might see or read this month.
If you want to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer, take the time to read a few of these compelling pieces, or watch the videos.
Please let me know what you think of these real breast cancer awareness stories in the comments below.
It’s written from the perspective of a breast cancer patient who used to support pink walks and causes but no longer does.
The Underbelly — Changing Breast Cancer Narratives.
The above video tells their story and the reasons why they are working to debunk the current cancer narrative.
It should come as no surprise that the campaign does nothing to educate others or raise funds to help prevent or treat breast cancer. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

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