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

Infusion Therapy: Not Just for Chemotherapy

If you know someone who has undergone chemotherapy or have gone through it yourself, you’re likely already familiar with infusion therapy. This treatment modality entails administering medications through a patient’s veins, and in cases of cancer, the chosen drugs are designed to eliminate cancer cells. But did you know infusion therapy is also used to … Continued

Weed Killer and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer affecting the immune system, occurs when the body produces excessive abnormal lymphocytes, a kind of white blood cell. Eventually, lymph nodes become crowded by these cancerous lymphocytes and begin to swell. Certain infections, bacteria, and medications, as well as older age, are all well-documented risk factors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But another … Continued

RCCA President and CEO Terrill Jordan to Share Insights at Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference 2020

The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading multimedia peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, will host the Patient-Centered Oncology Care® (PCOC) 2020 conference virtually on September 25. The program will be co-chaired by Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., editor-in-chief of AJMC®’s Evidence-Based Oncology™ and vice president of government affairs, senior medical director for … Continued

Cancer Doesn’t Wait – And You Don’t Need to Either: How RCCA Is Treating Cancer While Guarding Patient Safety During the COVID-19 Crisis

Learning that you or a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming at any time, but needing cancer care while America contends with the COVID-19 crisis adds a whole new set of concerns to an already challenging situation.. “Patients understandably are worried about whether their cancer or its treatment may weaken their immune system, making … Continued

Important Announcement

All of us at Regional Cancer Care Associates share the outrage prompted by the violent death of George Floyd. As healthcare professionals, we seek to heal cancer patients in the communities we serve.  Mr. Floyd’s senseless death stands in direct contrast to the life-sustaining care we provide every day.  We hope this tragedy and the … Continued

Cancer and COVID-19: What You Need To Know

The spread of the novel coronavirus and its aftermath has left us with many questions. For example, many of us wonder how we can protect ourselves and the people we love from becoming infected. Others are curious about the relationship between cancer and COVID-19: Are patients with cancer more likely to contract the coronavirus? Will … Continued

Cancers Most Likely To Benefit From Targeted Monoclonal Immunotherapy

One of the most effective ways to treat cancer is to harness the power of the body’s own immune system. This method is called immunotherapy. While immunotherapy comes in many different forms, one type that’s gaining traction is called targeted monoclonal immunotherapy for cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are being used to treat patients of Regional Cancer … Continued