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COVID-19

How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but...

Coffee

American Cancer Society: Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Some Cancers

All this time we’ve spent thinking of ways to avoid cancer and an answer is sitting in front of us every morning in our steaming cup of coffee. The American Cancer Society, in a new level of definitiveness when it updated guidelines last month for diet and physical activity for...

CyberKnife

When Cancer Spreads, These New Radiotherapy Technologies Can Help

By Dr. Charles E. Rutter Radiation Oncologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Hartford Hospital Cancer therapy continues to evolve and advance over time, with immunotherapy, molecularly targeted drugs and new generations of hormone-mediated treatments leading to improvements in survival and quality of life. Despite these improvements, roughly 30 percent of patients...

COVID-19

How All of Us Can Help Protect Cancer Patients During COVID-19

Editor’s note: This recently ran as an op-ed in The Hartford Courant. By Drs. Peter P. Yu and Andrew L. Salner The coronavirus pandemic has upended every component of our lives, but it is having a particularly profound effect on how hospitals treat cancer patients. We are recalibrating quickly, but...

Sunburn

Love the Sun? Here’s How to Minimize Damage From Heat, Ultraviolet Rays

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are strong, particularly during the summer months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. To prevent this from happening, here are the CDC‘s recommendations for helping to protect yourself and...

Dr. Pallvi Popli

Dr. Pallvi Popli, Hematologist/Oncologist, Now Seeing Patients in Hartford, Willimantic

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute announces the hiring of hematologist/oncologist Dr. Pallvi Popli, who begins seeing patients in facilities in Hartford and Willimantic this month. Dr. Popli comes to Hartford HealthCare from fellowship training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University, where her focus was on hematology...