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Premier Health Adds MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Physician

Roger Wood, MD, Earns Certification DAYTON, Ohio (April 12, 2021) – Premier Health is pleased to announce Roger Wood, MD, is now an MD Anderson Cancer Network certified physician. Wood specializes in hematology and medical oncology with Dayton Physicians Network and sees patients at Miami Valley Hospital North. Cancer specialists who are certified undergo a rigorous process to successfully meet all the cancer network’s standards; 53 Premier Health physicians have achieved this differentiating certification.  Premier Health is Southwest Ohio’s only certified

 

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COVID-19 And Cancer: Implications For Patients

Facing a cancer diagnosis is an enormous challenge under the best of circumstances. When you add in a global pandemic, the physical and mental stressors compound. Medical oncologist Mark Marinella, MD, FACP, from Dayton Physicians Network, provided insights to Premier Health Now about how people with cancer can best take care of themselves during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Immune System Challenges “For people with cancer, there are both disease-related and treatment-related risks of getting the virus or having more serious complications

 

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New Drug Shows Promising Results For Metastatic Breast Cancer

A new cancer drug called tucatinib (Tukysa) recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to slow tumor progression and prolong life in women with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.  Oncologist Shamim Jilani, MD, from Dayton Physicians Network describes to Premier Health Now the potential impact of this new drug, saying, “We previously had an unmet need for the group of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer who have brain metastatic disease (cancer that spreads to the brain). There is a substantial

 

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