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Shopping Considerations for Senior Citizens and At-Risk Populations

As the situation around Coronavirus continues to unfold, stores are setting aside dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as those with compromised immune systems, who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible. Many of these stores also offer additional options like online shopping, pick-up service or even delivery.

By | March 24th, 2020|-Coronavirus (COVID-19)|

Boston Marathon dream becomes reality for cancer survivor

When Amber Bell was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, she thought her days of running marathons might be over. But this mom of three refused to accept that and has persevered, continuing to run while undergoing nearly four years of cancer treatment. This spring, Amber will be among the thousands of people running the Boston Marathon while raising money for charity.

By | February 11th, 2020|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Investigational therapies aim to improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer

Researchers are working to advance our understanding of pancreatic cancer and to improve survivorship for patients, but it is very difficult to detect or to diagnose the disease in its early stages. Pancreatic cancer often develops without symptoms, and there is no widely used method for early detection.

By | December 31st, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Teamwork among providers results in better cancer care

Collaboration and communication are essential for a successful team—and it’s no different when it comes to cancer care. “It’s really important to work together to get the patient the best care they need, in the sequence and timing they need it in,” says Dr. Keith Wells, a medical oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute’s Corvallis clinic. Dr. Wells and his colleague Dr. Jon Gross regularly consult about the best treatment plan for patients.

By | December 17th, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Easing the physical and emotional challenges of the holidays

Sally Blair and her husband, Bo, enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. But how the retired schoolteachers, married 51 years, celebrate the season has changed since Sally was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. “When cancer hit—that was just so much,” Sally says. “There was so much that had to go on. And some things had to change.”

By | December 3rd, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|
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