Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DNA Analysis assists in Early Detection of Hematologic Cancer

It is known by the scientific community that cancer is developed through multiple mutations in the body. A study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine after scientists hypothesized that duplication of specific a set of mutated genes could be identified as predecessors to hematologic cancers.

Read more from Dr. Karamalou at Our Website

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Prostate Cancer Detection

MRI Fusion is a  new procedure that is changing how prostate cancer is detected! The medical community is utilizing a new technique that uses MRI with ultrasound imaging in real time to more accurately see and biopsy suspicious lesions on the prostate.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Can E-Cigs Help Quit Smoking?

A study through Memorial Sloan Kettering was completed in which cancer patients who smoked were enrolled in a tobacco treatment program and their smoking history was evaluated. Preliminary findings noted that the patients who used e-cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn’t use them and also had tried to quit more times in the past. Yet at the conclusion, they found that the number of individuals who stopped smoking was the same for individuals who used e-cigs as individuals who used other methodology. 
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Jewel Johl to speak at The Many Faces of Colon Cancer 2014

We are gearing up for 
The Many Faces of Colon Cancer at the end of March! Each week we will be highlighting one of the doctors that will be speaking at the event!

This week: Dr. Jewel Johl!

Click on his picture to view his short biography or click on the link below.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Women’s Health: Cancer Symptoms NOT to Ignore

By: Dr. Gigi Chen
February is Cancer Prevention Awareness Month and it is important for women to remember that if they experience changes with their body, to contact their physician. A change in your body doesn’t automatically mean you have cancer, but some symptoms should not be ignored either.

Read 10 Cancer Symptoms not to ignore here.

Quality Cancer Care: Recognizing Excellence

By Sarah Buenviaje, NP

Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Read more about the certification and award here.

Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group, located at the California Cancer and Research Institute in Pleasant Hill, provides comprehensive cancer care to patients by bringing together medical oncology, hematology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials, oncology rehabilitation and supportive care all in one convenient location. For more information call 925-677-5041.

Monday, February 10, 2014

CVS will stop selling Tobacco!

As of October 1, 2014, CVS Pharmacy will no longer be selling tobacco products!