Willis-Knighton Cancer Center

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Aired Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters, Dr. Randall Brewer hosted and his guests were Dr. Symeon Missios, Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health in Shreveport; radiation oncologist Dr. Ben Wilkinson with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center; and oncologist Dr. Chip McDonald , with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They discussed the latest information on tumors of the brain and spinal column. Your calls and questions were taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502. 

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m This week on Health Matter's Dr. Sanford Katz, a Radiation Oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, will host a program on Prostate Cancer. He will be joined by Dr. Loren Smith, a urologist with Willis-Knighton Pierremont Urology; Dr. Anil Veluvolu with Hematology/Oncology Associates; and Dr. Ben Wilkinson, a radiation oncologist with Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. They will take your calls and questions at 800-552-8502. Join us for Health Matters and a discussion on Prostate Cancer this Thursday night at 6 p.m. on Red River Radio.

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Willis-Knighton Health System is building a $40 million Proton Therapy Center that will offer a high-tech, state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancer. The 55,000 square-foot expansion of its cancer center is expected to create about 15 new jobs. There are 11 such proton beam centers nationwide. Dr. Lane Rosen, Willis-Knighton’s director of radiation oncology, said during a press briefing yesterday that Willis-Knighton will offer the first compact proton therapy system.