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Clinical Trial for Metastatic Breast Cancer featured on WCSH6. Read more about the trial here.

Surgeon Named to Lead Breast Care Center at MMC Cancer Institute

Research to stop the growth of cancer cells: Scientist Peter Brooks of our Research Institute is featured in "Buddy to Buddy" segment on WCSH-TV 6

Buddy to Buddy: Survivors adjust back to normal. Stephanie Freedman of the Breast Care Center was featured in a WCSH-6 “Buddy To Buddy” report.

Tracey Weisberg, MD, of the Breast Care Center, was interviewed for a WCSH-6 story on the role of mammograms in detecting breast cancer.

Learn how our nurse navigators help guide cancer patients in this story from Maine Public Broadcasting.

New procedure makes treatment easier for breast cancer patients. Learn more in this story from WCSH News.

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Awarded Funding to Expand Cancer Program

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Breast Care Center First in Maine to Receive National Accreditation

Maine Medical Center Maintains its Standing as the State's Only Accredited Radiation Oncology Facility

Nurse Honored With Healthcare Leadership Award - September 3, 2009

Maine Medical Center's Cancer Institute Earns High Marks for Prostate Cancer Care

Maine Hospital Chosen As 'Model' Prostate Cancer Program - July 21, 2009

Maine Medical Center and American Cancer Society Join Forces to Provide Maine's FIRST  Patient Navigator Program for Cancer Patients - December 2, 2008


Oncology Issues
The Journal of the Association of Community Cancer CentersOncology Issues: Association of Community Cancer Centers
September/October 2009 Vol. 24 No. 5
A special issue on prostate cancer care in the community. Maine Medical Center's Cancer Institute is featured as a model program for demonstrating best practices including:

  • Using a clinical navigator as a "neutral" third party
  • Bringing key stakeholders to the table
  • Improving communication among specialties
  • Plus, treatment decision-making tools, case studies, quality indicators, clinical pathways, and more

View this article from the special edition of Oncology Issues 


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