Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is now offering Optune, a medical device that, when used in conjunction with partial-brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy, has been shown to extend overall survival and progression-free survival of newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Optune is a portable, noninvasive device that delivers low-intensity, alternating electric fields (referred to as Tumor Treating Fields) that inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cells to die.
Willis-Knighton was pleased to learn that the Caddo Parish School Board has accepted its bid for the Hamilton Terrace school property.
In January Willis-Knighton Cancer Center joins leading cancer centers in the United States in a new research initiative evaluating two types of radiation therapy approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of breast cancer.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has added cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to its ProteusONE compact proton therapy solution. This is the first FDA approved CBCT for compact proton therapy to be used for treatment of a breast cancer patient.
WK Eye Institute surgeons Christopher Shelby, MD, and Wyche T. Coleman III, MD, are the first in our region to offer the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients who have both cataracts and glaucoma.
Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute at Willis-Knighton Medical Center is the first location in the region to participate in the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) program. The Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab will be parked at Willis-Knighton Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 30, where it will offer a highly interactive, facilitated learning experience to physicians and staff interested in learning about the Impella heart pump.
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Thanh Vo, M.D., has joined James W. Thompson, M.D., at South Shreveport Family Practice, 2520 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 102.
The public is invited to attend the free 20th anniversary celebration of the Simpkins Community Health & Education Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic, located at 4700 Hilry Huckabay Drive in north Shreveport, was originally established in 1995 as the WK Community Health & Education Center. It was the first in a series of Project NeighborHealth clinics designed to serve primary healthcare needs in underserved neighborhoods.
Nihar Patel, M.D. has joined Joyce Feagin, M.D., Charles Hargon, Jr. M.D., Maxwell “Chip” McDonald, M.D., Michael R. Moore, M.D., Robert A. Nickelson, M.D., and Anil Veluvolu, M.D. at Hematology/ Oncology Associates, 2600 Kings Highway in Shreveport, in the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center.