Archive - July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:00pm

Cancer can feel like the ultimate form of identity theft, especially for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) between 15 – 39 years old. Along with the mental and emotional stress of a life-threatening diagnosis, treatment can alter your physical appearance, deplete self-confidence, and leave you feeling broken. Your body becomes an obstacle to your goals even if you are normally confident and seemingly invincible.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 2:53pm

Several years ago, my colleagues and I wondered about the impact of dietary practice and its role in prostate cancer. We wanted to further examine the potential link between nutritional intake and this disease. With that in mind, the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study was created. This clinical trial is designed to help us understand the role of men’s diets and how they may relate to prostate cancer.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:27am

This week's edition of Roswellness Radio spotlights the latest in surgical technology. Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS, Vice Chair and Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery examines the inner workings of laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery, and explains why these operations lead to faster recovery time for patients.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:14am

An important study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that addresses the use of the prostate-specific antigen test, or PSA test, for early detection and the challenges regarding proper early detection and early treatment of prostate cancer in the PSA era.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:57am

Two very special programs, Carly's Crossing and Bald for Bucks, are highlighted in this week's edition of Roswellness Radio.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 8:37am

This week's edition of Roswellness Radio features Irwin Gelman, PhD, Chair of Cancer Genetics, and graduate assistant Sheila Figel. Dr. Gelman discusses the exciting developments taking place inside the labs at RPCI, including advancements in personalized medicine and technology.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:53am

Many people are hesitant about undergoing endoscopic procedures, but a little understanding can go a long way in easing their fears. These types of tests are common and play a very important role in diagnosing and treating multiple types of health conditions and cancers within the gastrointestinal tract.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 9:46am

July is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. To help you better understand, fight and beat this disease, we have compiled some key facts and statistics. Take charge of your health and stay educated by consulting the Genitourinary Cancer Care Center at RPCI or the links and sources below.

Bladder Cancer Stats