Prostate Cancer Treated with Seed Implants (Brachytherapy) shows Paradoxical Utilization

Dr. Steven Frank gave a talk on the use of brachytherapy or seed implantation for prostate cancer as a “model for value in the changing healthcare environment”. He reported the data on Standard outcomes...

Cancer Remission Definition

The good news: remission indicates that your cancer is improving in a measurable way. Your tumors may be shrinking or disappearing, your symptoms may be improving or going away, or there may be less cancer in your body overall. Generally, remission means that you can reduce or stop your treatment, at least temporarily.

Oncology Definition

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chances are you’ve visited a doctor who specializes in oncology. Oncology is an umbrella term used to describe all branches of medicine that deal with the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of cancer patients, as well as research into how cancer develops and what we can do to help prevent, treat, and cure it.
radiation oncologist talking to a senior man prior to treatment

When should I get a prostate exam?

Before deciding whether or not to undergo testing, men should weigh the potential risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening, review medical history and personal risk factors for prostate cancer with their physician, and arrive at an informed conclusion.
Physician checking a chart and speaking to a senior patient

How to Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Clinical oncology trials are scientific studies that test the impact of a medical treatment on a selected group of patients with a common medical condition.

SERO List of All 2014 Abstracts and Publications

A compilation of SERO's collective 17 abstracts and 10 presentations given in 2014.
Senior doctor examining and pointing to a patient's x-ray while consulting with his medical team

What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical oncology trials are scientific studies that test the impact of a medical treatment on a selected group of patients with a common medical condition.

Dr. Meakin Presents Case of High Risk Squamous Cell Cancer of the Face

On Wednesday, November 5th Dr. Charles Meakin of Southeast Radiation Oncology presented at the CaroMont Hospital Cancer Center Weekly tumor board a case of high risk squamous cell cancer of the face. The original lesion...

Effects of Smoking on the Body

For many smokers, the consequences of tobacco use are abstract. Since the long-term effects of smoking develop slowly, over time—with each cigarette chipping away at the body’s vital systems little by little—it can be difficult to recognize that irreperable damage is being done.