September 2016 News

3D mammography

3-D mammography is the next big thing in cancer deleting technologies. When it comes to breast cancer screenings visibility means everything and this new technology will be able to help detect the smaller, less visible tumors.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center to host 'Cancer Moonshot' event

Cancer Moonshot
HCC was able to participate in "National Cancer Moonshot" summits which were the first time that representatives of the cancer community were brought together to increase the rate of progress so that we may end cancer all together.

Potential infection risk in major heart and lung surgeries

Did you receive a letter from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics about a possible exposure to bacterium during surgery? If so, it is important that you call us toll-free at 800-777-8442 to let us know that you have received a letter. We will answer your questions and, if needed, arrange an appointment with one of our providers. You will not be charged for the appointment.

Major cycling event relies on UI Sports Medicine for care

UI Sports Medicine is the official medical provider of Jingle Cross, a high intensity cycling event. An race like such as this is very challenging and the potential to get injured is high but UI sports medicine will be there to assist in the event of an accident.

Melanoma survivor: clinical trials have "given me life"

Claire Barnhouse was apprehensive at first about starting a clinical trial for her stage 3 melanoma but now she says it has given her a second chance at life and she wouldn't change a thing.

ECMO provides life-saving support for patients with critical illnesses

Mike Durant
"I'd get up from my chair and couldn't move, I was so exhausted," says the 44-year-old who lives near the northwest Iowa town of Whittemore. "I knew I had to do something."

Deep brain stimulation surgery helps Parkinson’s patient get her life back to normal

Linda Stambaugh
After she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Linda Stambaugh of Browning, Illinois, saw her life slide downhill.

Oncoplastic surgery a good option for some breast cancer patients

Sabra Petersen
"Everyone was wonderful in everything they did to take care of me, not only my physical health but my emotional well-being, too. The doctors were very thorough in presenting all of the options and let me make the final decision and then respected that decision."

Holden re-designated comprehensive cancer center

External Source: 
The Loop
Holden received its third renewal as a comprehensive cancer center from the National Cancer Institute.

Decloaking cancer

External Source: 
Medicine Iowa
A new immunotherapy clinical trial for sarcoma patients is offered at Holden.