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St. David’s HealthCare recently announced St. David’s CancerCare, a partnership between St. David’s HealthCare and Sarah Cannon that is designed to provide integrated oncology care for patients within St. David’s HealthCare facilities.

Sarah Cannon is the global cancer enterprise of HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) which facilitates a full range of physician-led, patient-centric integrated cancer care services in local markets and offers the highest level of quality standards, infrastructure, training and research for patients with cancer treated within affiliated partner facilities.

As part of St. David’s CancerCare, St. David’s HealthCare recently opened a new oncology floor at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. The new oncology space provides patients in the Austin region with a wide array of cancer services, including blood and marrow transplants (BMTs), allowing them to receive specialized care in Austin.

As part of this program—a partnership between St. David’s HealthCare, Sarah Cannon, Texas Oncology and Texas Transplant Institute—the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center performed its first adult stem cell transplant*—a type of BMT—earlier this year.

The BMT procedure was performed by Paul Shaughnessy, M.D., Texas Transplant Institute, on Nancy Guerra, a 60-year-old woman with multiple myeloma. As a result of this procedure, Ms. Guerra is now in remission.

*Hematopoietic stem cell transplants involve hematopoietic stem cells, not embryonic stem cells.

St. David’s HealthCare employees can view the video here.

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