Summit News

  • New Lymphoma Drug Trial Summit Cancer Centers is First in the Nation to Offer a New Lymphoma Drug Trial
    Summit Cancer Centers | January 4, 2018

    Summit Cancer Centers is first in the nation to offer Duvelisib, a new Lymphoma drug trial for patients with CLL who have experienced relapse on Ibrutinib. FDA approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) in February of 2014 revolutionized the treatment and outcome of patients with chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL). Median survival rates of…
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  • checkmate920 clinical trial Summit Cancer Centers are First to CHECKMATE Advanced Kidney Cancer
    Summit Cancer Centers | December 23, 2017

    Summit Cancer Centers are  first in Spokane to offer a powerful new dual immunotherapy clinical trial in the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. The significant challenge with kidney cancer is that patients are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, and therefore, are very sick at their initial clinical visit. “We wanted options…
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  • Dr. Chaudhry educates about Aliqopa Dr. Arvind Chaudhry Educates Physicians on a New Lymphoma Therapy
    Summit Cancer Centers | November 20, 2017

    Dr. Arvind Chaudhry was recently invited by Bayer to educate physicians on the new lymphoma therapy, Aliqopa. Dr. Arvind Chaudhry, medical oncologist and medical director of Summit Cancer Centers, was recently invited to educate physicians on the FDA approval of the follicular lymphoma drug, Aliqopa (copanlisib). Aliqopa belongs to a new class of drugs that…
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  • cancer treatment wellness conference Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness Conference
    Summit Cancer Centers | June 30, 2017

    Join us for a free wellness conference designed to provide education on wellness after cancer. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 All cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, families and healthcare professionals are invited to attend this wellness conference. Lunch will be provided, plus raffle prizes and swag provided by local vendors. This…
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  • Summit and SCCA Proud Bloomsday Sponsors
    Summit Cancer Centers | May 5, 2017

    Summit Cancer Centers and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are Sponsors of the 2017 Bloomsday Race Crew Party. Summit Cancer Centers and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are very proud to co-sponsor the 2017 Bloomsday Race Crew  dinner to celebrate the contributions of approximately 700 Bloomsday volunteers. All of the volunteers’ efforts…
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  • Help Summit Cancer Centers Shine a Light on Lung Cancer on November 16
    Summit Cancer Centers | November 8, 2016

    Local Survivors  and Advocates will Unite at Summit for the Nation’s Largest Lung Cancer Awareness Event. In recognition of November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Summit Cancer Centers is very proud to host the 8th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event for the first  time in North Idaho. On…
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  • Technology Focus – CyberKnife Treatment for Brain Metastases
    Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD | September 22, 2016

    CyberKnife®  offers new hope to cancer patients diagnosed with Brain Metastases. Metastatic brain cancer occurs when cancer spreads to the brain from another part of the body. Approximately 20-40% of people with cancer will develop brain metastases. The most common types of cancer to spread to the brain are lung…
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  • diagnostic pet/ct at summit cancer centers Technology Focus – The Diagnostic PET/CT Scan
    Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD | September 14, 2016

    The Diagnostic PET/CT Scan is Incredibly Useful in the Detection  of Tumors One of the most helpful tests to accurately determine the extent of cancer in a person is a full-body scan called a Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography scan, most commonly called a PET/CT scan. A PET/CT scan can show precisely…
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  • How Do Diet and Physical Activity Affect Your Risk for Cancer?
    Summit Cancer Centers | August 30, 2016

    Diet and physical activity affect your risk for cancer much more than you might think! Courtesy of American Cancer Society   Research shows that poor diet and lack of physical activity are two key factors that contribute to an increase in a person’s risk for cancer. The World Cancer Research…
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