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Telehealth Oncology and the new normal

Almost every part of our lives have changed in the last few months due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19, including how patients are seeing medical providers. While some aspects of our lives have come to a halt, the treatment and surveillance of cancer has not. The health of our patients and staff are our top …

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2020 NewsBeam Volume 2

Exceptional Care in the face of fear…   By John Halligan, M.D. | Medical Director Presciently, Dr. Blom’s title for our last NewsBeam was “My how things have changed…”. After only a few short months, our daily lives certainly have changed in dramatic ways as COVID-19 has infiltrated the globe at a furious pace, and …

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2020 NewsBeam Volume 1

My how things have changed….   By James Blom, M.D. | Radiation Oncologist Cancer in and of itself is a frightening word. The phrase, “Metastatic cancer” is downright devastating. As we all know, metastatic disease has historically meant that the proverbial horse was out of the barn, and it was a death sentence with a …

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2019 NewsBeam Volume 1

5 Things to know about CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy   By William Magnuson, M.D. | Medical Director, Alaska CyberKnife 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, …

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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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