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Ironwood Participates in Undy Run for Colon Cancer Alliance Nov ’17

Colon Cancer Alliance: Undy Run/Walk

TEAM: Ironwood Cancer Undy Walkers


7:30 a.m. – Race packet pickup & on-site registration
8:40 a.m. – Opening remarks
9:00 a.m. – 5K begins
9:10 a.m. – 1 Mile fun run begins
10:05 a.m. – Survivor recognition & awards ceremony

Can’t make it to the Undy?

Register as a Virtual Participant.
Virtual Participant – $35 Adult / $30 Youth
Early Bird Registration: Use discount code EARLY (all caps) to receive $5 off your registration. Don’t delay – this offer expires at 10 pm on September 10th!

Join the Phoenix Chapter and fellow local supporters on Tuesday, September 26th for a special fundraiser at Blanco Scottsdale! 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Phoenix Undy Run/Walk. Click here for more details.

You can also purchase raffle tickets (One ticket for $2 or Three tickets for $5) and enter to win the following awesome prizes:
– Two (2) tickets for a Hot Air Balloon ride with a champagne breakfast included.
– Two (2) tickets and one (1) parking pass for the Cactus Bowl with a gift basket.
– Family Membership for one year to the Botanical Gardens.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshop

Come Join Us  and Take Charge of Your Life!

On August 29th through October 3rd, Ironwood Cancer and Research Center Scottsdale Location will be hosting a free 6-week workshop designed for people with cancer who are not currently in active treatment and/or their caregivers!

The end of cancer treatment can be both stressful and exciting. Cancer survivors may have to deal with physical changes, feelings of isolation, and effects of treatment. To help cancer survivors more effectively manage these issues, Stanford University developed this workshop called Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.

Workshop time is : 10am- 12:30pm.

RSVP is Required to Reva  Litt at 623-236-5113 or reva.litt@gmail.com (space is limited)

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is so excited to bring this wonderful opportunity! 


Clinical Trials -Dr. Sujith Kalmadi

Clinical trials at Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers:

We have had the opportunity to offer innovative clinical trials at ironwood cancer center over the last decade. This has been an extremely fruitful experience with several success stories. Several patients have benefited from participating in these trials with successful therapies and this has also led to the FDA (food and drug administration) approval of innovative new drugs tested here, which are now being used across the world in large cancer centers.

Few innovations have helped us as much the advent and access to clinical trials, in cancer research. Without these important studies, we would not be able to determine what kinds of medicines may help patients, or the potential risks.

We have offered several new immunotherapy drugs, targeted drugs and innovative multimodality trials to our patients. We have had the opportunity–when the early trials show promise–to expand studies to gather additional high-quality data, helping advance the potential for bringing medicines to cancer patients.

But these clinical trials can only advance cancer research if patients volunteer to participate. We at ironwood cancer center are committed to helping educate patients, doctors and caregivers about oncology clinical trials. For more on our approach on clinical trials and ongoing clinical trials, please visit http://ironwoodcrc.com/clinical-studies/

Sujith Kalmadi, MD

Colon Cancer Study -Rajesh Bagai, MD

Colon cancer patients can benefit from healthy eating and including nuts in their diet.

This observational study of Stage III colon cancer shows lower risk of recurrence and death for those who ate 2 ounces or more of nuts per week.

Patients undergoing curative treatments for colon cancer can benefit by simply adding nuts to one’s diet.  This can help in long term survival from colon cancer.  Healthy eating needs to be a part of colon cancer treatment.  Unfortunately this is overlooked many times.

The benefit came from tree nuts—almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans.

Very important to realize that chemotherapy in Stage III colon cancer is very important to increasing chance of cure and healthy diet can help that benefit.

Findings will be presented in June at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

We are learning more that treating the whole person and lifestyle modifications are very important aspects  of cancer care. To read the complete release click here. 

Rajesh Bagai, MD 

Board Certified Medical Oncology and Hematology


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “Chance of colon cancer recurrence nearly cut in half in people who eat nuts.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 May 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518085129.htm>.

Skin Cancer Awareness -Neel Dharia, MD