There are two kinds of videos for your viewing: short educational topics called Clinical Minutes (2-4 minutes long) and longer educational segments labeled Videos.
The interdisciplinary team at John Muir Health Cancer Institute recognizes that the treatment of cancer requires a unique approach for each person. Our physicians are regionally recognized and nationally renowned for their work in delivering the most effective treatments for cancer.
The John Muir Health Cancer program is an American College of Surgeons (ACoS) / Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) (1 of 2 facilities in California/Scripps) with 2,504 new cancer cases in 2015. It has been recognized as a Nationally Accredited Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) since 2010.
George J. Counelis, MD, Medical Director of the Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Program, discusses the technology available within the department's Radiosurgery program - allowing precise treatment for cancer patients.
Babak Edraki, MD, discusses the current chemical trial at John Muir Health of using PARP Inhibitors along with Chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with Ovarian Cancer.
Treatment of brain and spinal cord cancer depends on the tumor’s size, location, and type, as well as the patient’s age and general health. Recently, there has been a re-definition of the various types of brain cancer, along with recommended treatments.
John Muir Health has been using brachytherapy, a form of cancer treatment that involves placing small amounts of radioactive material within the body, for several years, as a way to deliver targeted radiation to specific areas.
Over the weekend of March 12 - 14, 2016, The Medical Imaging staff moved its Walnut Creek mammography services from 1656 North California Boulevard into the new Breast Center located at 133 La Casa Via.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second most common cause of cancer death in the United States.