News from Holden

Innovation

New tool guides surgeons to precise location of small tumors.

Surgeons and radiologists with Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center are now using a less-invasive tool to localize breast cancers and other abnormalities that may be too small to feel.

Innovation

Holden is one of three U.S. centers offering the latest radiation therapy technology.

The UI Department of Radiation Oncology this month began using a just-approved radiation therapy device that combines state-of-the-art imaging and radiation targeting. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is only the third center in the country offering this technology.

Innovation

Patients helped design new cellular therapy unit.

The spacious new Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapies Unit was designed with help from patients to make comfort and convenience a top priority,

Prevention

There’s help for cancer patients to quit smoking.

Holden researchers receive NCI grant to improve smoking cessation interventions for current cancer patients.

Research

Sarcoma outcomes improve at high-volume centers.

Sarcoma patients treated at high-volume medical centers may have higher survival rates than those treated at low-volume centers.

Innovation

Holden announces CAR T-cell therapy.

Holden is now certified to offer CAR T-cell therapy, a newly approved treatment that uses a patient’s own white blood cells to detect and kill cancer cells.

Research

Hawkeyes and Cyclones work side by side in unique cancer research project.

Cancer researchers at two Iowa universities are collaborating on research to address cancer similarities in humans and their companion animals.

Prevention

The incidence of HPV cancers is increasing in Iowa.

While the overall number of new cancer cases in Iowa remains mostly unchanged, the number of cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) is on the rise.