CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research will join CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John in a new partnership with Houston Methodist.
There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. >> Click article title for more.
A new study suggests that sometimes simply watching and waiting is a safe alternative to surgery for older patients with small kidney tumors. A surgical oncologist said that the findings, "should allow clinicians and patients to feel more comfortable about surveillance, particularly for the 'oldest old' and those patients with multiple [other health conditions] that would make surgery especially high risk." >> Click on article title for more.
“Dr. Stehlin has been right about cancer for more than 40 years . . . He achieved his remarkable success by carefully observing the behavior of cancer. He found order where others had only seen chaos. He found rules where others said there were no rules. And he spared hundreds of patients the disfiguring consequences of radical surgery.”
Dr. Richard Evans,
General Surgeon, 2007