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Meet our Providers: Dr. M. Hassan Sabbagh

Dr. Mohammed Hassan Sabbagh is The Oncology Institute’s medical director for the state of Texas. He brings over 34 years of valuable medical expertise, with …

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Meet Our Providers: Dr. Dong Xiang

Dr. Dong Xiang is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with over 33 years of experience in the medical field. His interest in medicine dates …

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5 Fast Facts: Myths About Men and Cancer

June is National Men’s Health Month. While the possibility of a cancer diagnosis can be intimidating, it is important to understand the risks and warning …

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Meet Our C-Suite: Laura Szitar, Chief People Officer

The third week of March is Healthcare HR Professional’s Week. This observance recognizes HR professionals in the healthcare field, as well as their important role …

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Meet Jeffrey Steed II, PA-C

Jeffrey Steed II, PA-C sits in the mixing room at TOI’s Upland clinic A Career in the Making Jeffrey Steed II is an NCCPA board-certified …

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Meet Dr. Ellsworth R. Grant

Dr. Ellsworth R. Grant, M.D., C.B.E., is a board-certified Hematologist and Medical Oncologist that has been practicing in the heart of Los Angeles with his …

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Introducing Scrubs the TOI Hero Bear

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the team – Scrubs, the TOI Hero Bear! As part of The Oncology Institute’s League of Heroes, …

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5 Fast Facts: Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during their lifetime is about 1 …

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Coping With Grief

Throughout life’s many stages, grief manifests itself in different ways. It has no timeline and is not linear. For patients and their families facing a …

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On the Path to Treating Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis (MF) is a rare condition that occurs in the bone marrow, disrupting the body’s normal production of red and white blood cells. This type of cancer, which causes scarring in the bone marrow, can develop on …

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Clinical Trials at ICRI: August Round-Up

Deciding to participate in a clinical trial is a personal decision that can potentially have a profound beneficial impact on a patient’s cancer journey. Although many patients may be interested in …

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5 Fast Facts: Sarcoma

Known as the forgotten cancer, sarcomas are rare, but hard to spot and potentially very dangerous. The term “sarcoma” is derived from a Greek word …

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5 Reasons Why Men Should Go to the Doctor

Men’s Health Month may have come to a close, but your health deserves attention year-round. Unfortunately, many men put off visiting the doctor to discuss …

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5 Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer

Thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone. Here are 5 fast facts you should know about its symptoms, when to …

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3 Important Cancer Screenings Men Should Get & When

June is Men’s Health Month and The Oncology Institute wants to remind you to get screened for cancer regularly. You may have many questions about …

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The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Summer starts now! More sun means more outdoor activities and more exposure to harmful UV rays. Even if you protect yourself, it is still a …

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5 Fast Facts: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in men, causing more than the next three leading causes – prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, …

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Diet & Exercise: Tips to Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary, there are several things you can do as part of your every day routine to help mitigate the risk …

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Stay Safe Under the Sun – Tips to Protect Yourself

The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner, which means more time outside under the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness …

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Understanding Clinical Trials

Video: Tarek Dessouky, MD, MBA, MPH, Executive Director, Innovative Clinical Research Institute (ICRI) talks about the research arm of The Oncology Institute (TOI) and discusses …

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Wellness Practices For Your Cancer Journey

The reality of a cancer diagnosis can be difficult for both patients and their families. When taking a look at maintaining wellness as a whole, …

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Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

March 30th is celebrated annually as National Doctors’ Day in the U.S.! The annual observance, which began in 1933, is aimed at recognizing hard-working physicians …

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, Multiple Myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer, with a lifetime risk of 1 …

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Trees of Hope a Reflection of Gratitude

They remind us all what we should be thankful for Despite the challenges that this past year has brought, 2020 has taught us to pause, …

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