Simple MRI scan could predict radiation side effects for prostate cancer

A new Corewell Health study suggests that men who have longer prostatic urethras, the part of the urethra that travels through the prostate, may be at a higher risk of experiencing moderate, often chronic urinary side effects after receiving radiation for prostate cancer. To date, researchers have struggled to determine any risk factors that could […]

New research may hold key to better treatments for aggressive brain cancer

Southfield, Mich., April 18, 2023 – For decades, researchers have marveled at the ability of glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive brain cancer, to turn off a patient’s cancer-fighting immune cells, thereby allowing tumors to grow freely. This remains a primary reason why there are very few effective therapies available for this mostly fatal disease. In a […]

Spectrum Health Chief of Hematology/Oncology Recognized by the Association for Clinical Oncology

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2022 – The Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Anas Al-Janadi, MD, VP department chief of hematology/oncology at Spectrum Health Cancer Center, a 2021 Advocacy Champion. The announcement was made during the Association’s 2022 Advocacy Summit in April. “ASCO is immensely grateful for the work of this year’s Advocacy […]

Spectrum Health Cancer Center earns accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 14, 2021 – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted accredited status to the Spectrum Health Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that […]

The American Cancer Society Awards Spectrum Health Cancer Program Transportation Grant to Remove Barriers for Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment

**Sharing on behalf of the American Cancer Society** For all Spectrum Health Cancer program sites including Grand Rapids, Pennock, Ludington, Reed City, Big Rapids, Fremont, and Greenville starting September 1, 2021.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded Spectrum Health a $15,000 grant to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs for cancer patients.  […]

Spectrum Health to host LGBTQ+ affirming screening event with Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography Unit

Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services is offering accessible and inclusive early detection screening through the mobile mammography unit at Baxter Community Center on Saturday, June 12. The screening event is in partnership with the Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Grand Rapids LGBTQ+ Healthcare Consortium, and the West Michigan Coalition for Breast […]