DEC
09

Research Update: Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Offers New Hope

By Patrick McAlary
It is an exciting time in oncology research here at New England Cancer Specialists, particularly in the area of Immuno-Oncology. I wanted to bring your attention to the quickly evolving field of immunotherapy as a treatment for lung cancer.
Research Update: Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Offers New Hope
NOV
24

Gratitude

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
It seems only appropriate that at this time of year, we take a moment to reflect upon Gratitude.
Gratitude
NOV
04

Immuno-Oncology – A New Frontier

By Steven D'Amato, R.Ph., BCOP
Immuno-Oncology (I-O) is a rapidly developing area of science and treatment that focuses on harnessing the ability of the immune system to fight cancer. The current pillars of cancer treatment incorporate radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy/targeted therapy, with the goal of targeting the tumor and inducing complete or partial responses. Immuno-Oncology is different as it uses the natural ability of the patient’s own immune system to fight the cancer.
Immuno-Oncology – A New Frontier
SEP
29

Highlights from 2015 Track Season

By Anita Tomascak, RN
Summer of 2015 brought us beautiful weather for the inauguration of the first NECS Corporate Track Team! Nine brave and adventurous souls completed three full track meets, competing against seven other Maine companies, ranging in size and talent.
Highlights from 2015 Track Season
SEP
01

Twelve Tips to Avoiding Cancer

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
This time of year is full of new starts for many.  Kids are back to school, college  students are trying out their new independent lives for the first time, recent graduates are starting their first real job, and there is a whole new flock of empty nesters.
Twelve Tips to Avoiding Cancer
AUG
18

Our Genes and Cancer

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
The field of Medicine has evolved with time and is at a crossroads now in how we think about a disease condition and potential treatments. With the sequencing of the human genome, we have never ending possibilities to define, understand, and potentially reverse human ailments.
Our Genes and Cancer
AUG
04

The Two Types of Cancer

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
This past weekend I had an opportunity to spend some time with a group of friends. We get together every month or so and exchange ideas about what is happening in our professional and personal lives. I always leave these weekends wishing for more time as each encounter forces me to look at aspects of life a bit differently.
The Two Types of Cancer
JUL
23

Summer in Maine

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
I have lived in Maine now for 26 years. I have owned two properties, paid property taxes and car excise taxes, and raised three children on this Northern New England soil, but yet I am still not a Mainer and never will be as it is a birthright. However, all of us residing in this naturally beautiful state have same feelings about the summer.
Summer in Maine
JUL
14

Cancer and Certainty

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
We go through life making our way each day. When we go to sleep at night, we are certain that in the morning we will awaken. It is routine. We give it little thought. Just as daylight passes to night and the heavens reveal themselves to us from twilight into darkness, we are certain that light will again come to the planet in the following hours.
Cancer and Certainty
JUN
26

Our New Website and Blog

By Tracey F. Weisberg MD
New England Cancer Specialists is thrilled to be launching and sharing our new website with all of our trusted patients, friends, families and referring providers. Our goal is to serve you better and provide meaningful information to you before and during your visits with us.
Our New Website and Blog