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AOA Earns ACR Accredition - 10th year

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Advanced Oncology Associates, located at the Providence Cancer Center has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This marks the tenth year, and a decade long commitment to excellence in cancer treatment practice.

Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to...

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Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

As we finish up Prostate Cancer awareness month in September, I’m reminded of the significant advances that have happened in the treatment of prostate cancer during my 25 year career. I think back prior to the PSA screening era when most men presented either with a tumor that was large enough to be felt, or metastatic cancer involving the bones in the lymph nodes. Our chances of treating these men with locally advanced cancers was quite slim with the surgical and radiation oncology options...

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5 Things to Know About Early Stage Lung Cancer

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
By William Magnuson, M.D.

Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) delivered with CyberKnife, is a form of treatment in which very high doses of radiotherapy can be delivered in a very precise, non-invasive and non-surgical fashion. The sub-millimeter accuracy of CyberKnife, which cannot be achieved with conventional radiotherapy, minimizes any damage that may occur to the surrounding lung tissues. Here are five things that you should know about early stage...

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, March 10, 2017

By Eugene Huang, M.D.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is among the top five most common cancers with a lifetime risk of approximately 5%. Sometimes, it can also be associated with hereditary conditions such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis or Lynch Syndrome.

Fortunately, screening for colorectal cancer is both well established and extremely effective. Colonoscopy is the most common and best screening method. Colonoscopy is recommended every...

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Oligometastatic Disease; Hopeful Advancements in Treatment

Thursday, February 9, 2017
By Jamie Blom, M.D.

My how things have changed….

Cancer in and of itself is a frightening word. Metastatic cancer, or cancer which had spread from where it started to other parts of the body, is downright devastating. Metastatic disease has meant the proverbial horse was out of the barn. It was a death sentence with a not-too-distant due date. Not too many years ago a patient who had been told that his or her cancer had metastasized had been taken out of the realm of “...

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5 Things to Know about CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Friday, January 6, 2017

Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that delivers very high doses of radiation therapy in a very precise fashion.  The sub-millimeter accuracy of CyberKnife, which cannot be achieved with conventional radiotherapy, minimizes the damage to the surrounding normal tissues.  Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) refers to the use of radiosurgery for lesions in the brain while Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) refers to the use of radiosurgery for lesions...

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AARM Welcomes Dr. William Magnuson

Monday, July 18, 2016

The physicians of Advanced Oncology Associates (AOA) are pleased to announce the addition of William Magnuson, M.D., another board certified radiation oncologist, to their practice.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Magnuson to our team,” says John Halligan, M.D., board certified radiation oncologist and Medical Director of AOA, as well as the Alaska CyberKnife Center. “His skills and education...

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