What Are Cancer Centers of Excellence?

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At Sarah Cannon, we talk a lot about our Cancer Centers of Excellence, and you may be wondering what that means, why it’s important, and how it can affect your treatment. Cancer Centers of Excellence have four main goals: To provide patient-focused care backed by educational resources and forums To improve the clinical and emotional … Continued

Cancer Care in Kansas City

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Sarah Cannon is committed to a fully integrated approach to cancer care, forming centers of excellence to bring together the essential components of clinical quality. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence provides world-class cancer care closer to home at the following health systems across the US and UK: TriStar Health, Nashville, TN; HealthONE, Denver, … Continued

What Is A Survivorship Care Plan?

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You may have heard the term “survivorship care plan” during your cancer journey and wondered what it meant and how it could help you as you end active treatment. Developed by your patient navigator, the survivorship care plan is tailored to your treatment plan and arms you with information that will serve as a guide … Continued

5 Facts You Should Know About ALK-Positive Lung Cancer

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ALK-positive lung cancer (also known as ALK-rearranged lung cancer) occurs when a region of the DNA in a cell is rearranged, which then creates a signal causing lung cancer cells to grow. Here are five facts about ALK-positive lung cancer anyone with lung cancer should know. 1. ALK-positive lung cancer is rare. Only one in … Continued

Tis the Season to Support Patients: The Sarah Cannon Fund

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Today celebrates the 3rd annual “Giving Tuesday”, a global day to give thanks and give back. Consider supporting the Sarah Cannon Fund today to help provide quality, innovative services for those impacted by cancer. Many of us are familiar with the concept of “Paying it Forward : the idea of doing something for others as … Continued