Navigating patient choice of treatment: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ January 17th
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, there is so much information to cover. A new report from CancerCare offers insight into challenges in making choices for treatment. “This study gives a voice to a topic that doesn’t get discussed enough,” said Christopher Sumey, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist with Sanford Cancer Center. This program goes one-on-one with Dr. […]
Genetic counselor Larissa Risty

Genetic counseling in cancer: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ December 20th
Genetic counseling is an important tool that can help pinpoint whether hereditary factors may exist among family members and, in the future, determine what kinds of cancer a person might be at a higher risk of getting along with types of screenings that may be most appropriate. Larissa Risty, senior genetic counselor at Sanford Health, […]

Clinical trials and cancer care near home: Podcast

3 min  ⋅ November 29th
Sanford Health has more than 350 ongoing clinical studies, 150 open clinical trials, and 24 open immunotherapy clinical trials that address 11 types of cancer. In 2016, Sanford Health was awarded the Association of Community Cancer Centers Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology Innovator Award for advancing Immuno-Oncology in the community setting. Recently, Sanford Health was honored […]

Smoking dangers and your lung health: Podcast

3 min  ⋅ November 22nd
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for 1 of every 5 deaths in the nation. That’s one reason why Darcy Ellefson, a registered respiratory therapist at Sanford Health, refers to smoking at the root of all […]

Breast cancer awareness: Podcast

3 min  ⋅ November 8th
One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Donna Dwire received her diagnoses about eight years ago. The registered nurse had a family history of the disease. Her experience led her to change careers as she is now a certified breast cancer navigator at Sanford Health. “One […]

Ovarian cancer awareness: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ September 27th
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer happens when normal cells in the ovary change and grow out of control. One in 72 women will experience this cancer in her lifetime. Abrea Roark, M.D., an OB-GYN for Sanford Women’s, is one of the guests on this edition of “A Better You.” The Parkston, South […]

Trial fights cancer with engineered virus: Podcast

2 min  ⋅ September 13th
Sanford Health recently launched a clinical trial using a genetically engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. The Phase I immunotherapy trial is for those ages 18 and older with metastatic solid tumors that have not responded to standard treatments. The treatment injects a cancer-destroying virus into the tumor. The virus is engineered to […]
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