What if you could prevent even one family member, friend or colleague from hearing the words “You have cancer?”
The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join this historic research study. By joining CPS-3, you can help us understand how to prevent cancer, which will save lives and give people more of their most precious resource: time. More time with their families and friends, more memories, more celebrations . . . and more birthdays.
Local enrollment is at the University of Toledo.
Click on the link below or watch the YouTube video on the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3)
There are new advancements in radiation therapy with patients firmly in mind.
The University of Toledo Medical Center’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Care Center now features the latest in innovative cancer treatments – The Varian TrueBeam™ System. This radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment system can facilitate fast, accurate image-guided radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy dose delivery rates are 40-140 higher than in earlier generations of Varian™ technology. This results in greater comfort for patients, as treatment times are much shorter.
The TrueBeam™ system also delivers high doses of radiotherapy in fractions of millimeters: keeping healthy tissue and organs safe while aggressively targeting tumors. Even tumors that move when a patient breathes can be targeted, which is especially beneficial for tumors in the lung or breast.
The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Care Center is the first in the area to implement this cutting-edge equipment. This is yet another way we provide patients with a multitude of options, including access to experimental treatments and therapies that cannot be found elsewhere.
Many of us are touched by cancer at some point in our lives. At the University of Toledo Medical Center’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, we will guide you through all the stages of your care, help reduce your anxiety and empower you with knowledge about your condition.
The new TrueBeam™ Technology reflects our commitment to helping our patients conquer their illness and regain their confidence.
Assistant News Editor Lindsay Mahaney of The University of Toledo’s Independent Collegian takes a close look at the University of Toledo Medical Center’s new Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. In her article, Mahaney wrote about the ribbon cutting and open house events at the new center, and shares information given by Medical Campus Chancellor Jeff Gold, John Dana, diagnostic and clerical manager Shirley Neese, and professor and chair of radiation oncology Changhu Chen.
The article focused on the center’s ability to diagnose, research, treat and provide support services for cancer patients all in one place. Mahaney also mentioned the center’s new, state-of-the-art equipment, including the linear accelerator (LINAC) machine used for external beam radiation treatments.
See the full story here.