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Olympian Kikkan Randall Partners with AOA

Advanced Oncology Associates, located at the Providence Cancer Center was the provider of choice for Alaskan Olympian Kikkan Randall when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2018. Kikkan Randall was an inspiration to women across Alaska and the US with her commitment to running from home to treatment and back each day. I …

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AOA Earns ACR Accredition – 10th year

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 …

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Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

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 …

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5 Things to Know About Early Stage Lung Cancer

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 …

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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 …

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Oligometastatic Disease; Hopeful Advancements in Treatment

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 …

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5 Things to Know about CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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 …

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