The six-story Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR) on
the South Campus is a rarity — a basic science building with a clinic on
the first floor.
BY Scott Merville
As medical director of CABIR, Donald Podoloff, M.D., appreciates the new
technology that allows him and his colleagues to know more quickly — and
through noninvasive procedures — whether a therapy is working for a
patient. Photo: F. Carter Smith
Yes, gene therapy can be combined with other forms of cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
With six children and six grandchildren, caregiving comes naturally to
patient navigator volunteer Denise Taliaferro. However, acting in that
same role to her husband was never on her list of things to do.
Physician assistants (PAs) are critical members of the cancer care team
— licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. And
as the population of older adults increases, more are needed.