21st Century Oncology Physicians Featured on National Television

21st Century Oncology Physicians interviewed on 'American Health Journal'

Fort Myers, FL, February 10, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Interviews with Local Physicians to Air Nationally on Health Television Program

21st Century Oncology Physicians Discuss Cancer Topics

Three local physicians have been selected to be featured on the award-winning national television program “American Health Journal” to discuss new advances in cancer care.

After Drs. Constantine Mantz, Chaundre Cross and Lea Blackwell, were featured on local broadcasts of “American Health Journal,” their segments were specifically chosen to air in television markets across the country, including Houston, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Knoxville and Palm Springs. “American Health Journal” interviews physicians about the latest advancements in medical treatments and technologies and follows them into their places of work as they interact with patients and staff.

Dr. Lea Blackwell, a general surgeon with Associates in General & Vascular Surgery in Fort Myers, discussed the risks of breast cancer in both men and women during her segment on “American Health Journal,” which aired the week of Jan. 24 through 30.

Dr. Blackwell covered the signs and symptoms and new technologies available for treatment. She specializes in breast cancer treatment and monitoring high-risk patients for evidence of breast disease. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Disease.

Dr. Constantine Mantz, a radiation oncologist, appeared on “American Health Journal” the week of Feb. 7 through 13 to talk about new treatment options for prostate cancer.

Dr. Mantz, the director of research for 21st Century Oncology, focused on a study using Calypso Medical’s GPS for the Body®, a real-time tracking system used to monitor any slight movement of the prostate during radiation therapy to ensure the cancer is receiving the full blast of the radiation and to prevent damage to nearby healthy tissue and organs.

Dr. Mantz was the lead author on a research study about the Calypso system that showed a reduction in the side effects of radiation therapy when the Calypso system was part of the treatment. The study was published in Urology, the journal for the International Society of Urologists.

“Cancer is, unfortunately, a very prevalent disease in our society. That is why it is so important to make sure people have the most up-to-date information about treatment options,” Dr. Mantz says. “It’s fantastic that we could educate and inform our community about these treatment options through ‘American Home Journal,’ and now it will become national information, as well!”

Dr. Chanundre Cross, a radiation oncologist with 21st Century Oncology, talked about TrueBeam™, Varian Medical Systems’ new radiation treatment technology used for a variety of cancers, during his segment that aired the week of Jan. 10 through 16. 21st Century Oncology was one of the first centers in the country to use this new technology.

Dr. Cross also spoke about the Prostate Cancer Institute, a unique collaboration among urologists, surgeons and radiation therapists focused on treating prostate cancer.

The local broadcast of “American Health Journal” airs at 11 a.m. Sundays on WINK TV.

About 21st Century Oncology
Headquartered in Fort Myers, 21st Century Oncology, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of radiation therapy centers in the U.S. For 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing premier, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy services that are responsive to the needs of its patients through continuous improvement and innovation. The company operates in 18 states and has more than 20 offices in Southwest Florida.

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