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Stephenson Cancer Center Doctors to Discuss Prostate Cancer Treatment Options in Virtual Presentation

      OKLAHOMA CITY – Stephenson Cancer Center will host a virtual presentation on prostate and other cancers at noon, June 22.

      Michael Cookson, M.D., chair of urology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Tyler Gunter, M.D., OU Medicine radiation oncologist, will discuss treatment options available at Stephenson Cancer Center.

      Prostate cancer is the number one cancer type diagnosed in Oklahoma males, with nearly one in every nine men diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime. 

      Following the presentation, virtual attendees will be able to engage in a Q&A session.

      To register, email healthmatters@oumedicine.com with the subject “We Believe Second Opinions Matter: Prostate Cancer & Proton Therapy RSVP” and a Zoom link will be provided the morning of June 22. For more information on Stephenson Cancer Center, go to stephensoncancercenter.org.

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STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER
Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine ranks in the Top 50 in the nation for cancer care in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. As Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, Stephenson Cancer Center is one of the nation’s elite centers, representing the top 2% of cancer centers in the country. It is the largest and most comprehensive oncology practice in the state, delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for every type of cancer. As one of the nation’s leading research organizations, Stephenson Cancer Center uses the latest innovations to fight and eliminate cancer, and is currently ranked No. 1 among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of patients participating in clinical trials sponsored by the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. For more information, visit stephensoncancercenter.org.

 

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OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine is the No. 1 ranked hospital system in Oklahoma, and its oncology program at Stephenson Cancer Center and OU Medical Center ranked in the Top 50 in the nation, in the 2019-2020 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. OU Medicine was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in four specialties: Ophthalmology in partnership with Dean McGee Eye Institute, Colon Surgery, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.