RCCA oncologists outline pioneering approach to clinical trials for cancer patients

    Enabling people with cancer to participate in clinical trials without having to travel to major academic medical centers is critical to achieving further gains against the deadly disease and to improving individual patients’ survival and quality of life. That was the message four oncologists delivered at a recent virtual Clinical Retreat for cancer … Continued

The Difference between Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that attacks the immune system. Hodgkin lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are two well-known subtypes. Regional Cancer Care Associates, a network of cancer hospitals throughout Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey, explains the key differences between these two lymphoma types. What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma starts in … Continued

Dr. Edward Licitra participates in the latest AJMC peer-to-peer virtual discussion

Dr. Edward Licitra of RCCA’s Central Jersey Division recently participated in The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) latest virtual peer-to-peer panel discussion titled, “Implications of Expanding Use of CAR T-Cell Therapy in Relapsed/Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)”. Dr. Licitra was joined by a panel of experts who discussed the clinical impact of the use of CAR … Continued

Fredrick Smith, M.D. Recipient of LUNGevity Face of Hope Award

Dr. Fredrick Smith of RCCA’s Chevy Chase, Maryland Division is the recipient of the LUNGevity 2020 Face of Hope Award. Dr. Smith received the award for his tireless work on behalf of people affected by lung cancer and the compassionate care he provides for his patients. In practice, he continues to pursue cutting-edge cancer care … Continued

RCCA – 2020 Lymphoma Research Ride

Regional Cancer Care Associates’ (RCCA) very own Frederick P. Smith, MD, and his RCCA Lymphochase Team recently pedaled 17 miles to help raise much-needed funds for lymphoma cancer research and education. A participant in the 2020 Lymphoma Research Ride, held Oct. 4, Dr. Smith joined hundreds of lymphoma survivors, families, friends, physicians and other health … Continued

Speaking at National Conference, RCCA CEO Terrill Jordan Highlights Keys to Success of New Medicare Cancer Services Reimbursement Model

As Medicare implements a new cancer-care reimbursement model, it is essential that officials consider oncologists’ clinical and patient-advocacy insights, Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC (RCCA) President and CEO Terrill Jordan, LLM, JD, said at a national conference. “You need to have the stakeholders in the room,” when developing the metrics that will shape the Centers … Continued

Chadwick Boseman death and colon cancer in younger adults, Black Americans

Chadwick Boseman’s death from colorectal cancer at age 43 highlights two troubling trends, RCCA oncologists say Last month’s tragic news that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman had died from colorectal cancer (CRC) at age 43 underscores two troubling trends in the fight against the disease, say physicians with Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC (RCCA), one … Continued

How Immunotherapy Targets Cancer Cells

Immunotherapy is an advanced type of cancer treatment. Instead of surgical procedures or radiation therapy, it works alongside the body’s natural immune system to fight cancer. It’s just one of the treatments employed by the oncologists at Regional Cancer Care Associates. Here’s a brief overview of cancer immunotherapy and how it works. Your Immune System … Continued