DBJ Cancer Care Expansion Article

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P/SL Expands Cancer-Care Offerings in Growing Field

Denver Business Journal - By Ed Sealover
Date: Friday, December 31, 2010


Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has spent $30 million to buy, expand and open new cancer-care centers since the start of Octoberas hospital officials hope the investment will position it as a market leader in treating the disease.  Read more: P/SL expands cancer-care offerings in growing field | Denver Business Journal 

Approved Community Hospital Cancer Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at P/SL is approved by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer as a "Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program." P/SL undergoes a rigorous survey process to ensure that ACoS program requirements are met.

Specialists for Every Type of Cancer

Our Comprehensive Cancer Center treats patients suffering from virtually any type and stage of cancer, from hematologic malignancies to soft tissue malignancies to brain tumors. When you consider there are more than 100 types of cancer, it's good to know P/SL has physicians in every cancer specialty.

New Diagnostic Technologies

Our Comprehensive Cancer Center offers advanced diagnostic technologies to help patients obtain accurate information with greater ease, safety, and efficiency.

SuperDimension® Bronchoscopy

  • The Lung Cancer Clinic is home to one of only two inReach superDimension bronchoscopes in the state of Colorado.  The inReach system enables access to distal or peripheral lesions and lymph nodes using minimally-invasive techniques.  Clinical studies show that this system allows for accurate diagnosis in 69-74% of peripheral lesions and 94-100% of lymph nodes, a significant improvement over traditional bronchoscopy.

Laser Induced Fluorescence Endoscopy (LIFE)

  • This breakthrough in bronchoscopy technology has shown promise at detecting lung cancer earlier and more accurately.  When comparing LIFE to traditional bronchoscopy, LIFE resulted in a 73% specificity and 94% sensitivity for cancer detection, while the traditional method performed 48% for both categories.

320-slice Aquilion ONE® CT Scanner

  • This scanner requires significantly less scan time and reduces patients' exposure to radiation.

F.A.C.T. Accreditation for Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

The P/SL Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Center achieved F.A.C.T. accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). This endoresment recognizes that our BMT program has met FACT's standards for providing quality medical and laboratory practice in blood and marrow transplantation.Our BMT program is one of a limited number of programs nationwide to receive this honor.

Pediatric Cancer Treatment at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

Because kids with cancer have special needs, we specialize in their care at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL (RMHC at P/SL). RMHC at P/SL has pediatric cancer specialists on the P/SL campus and the new Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL facility located on 19th and High Streets.