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Northwest Cancer Clinic Now Recognized by Radiation Therapy Oncology Group

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and it also marks a major milestone at the Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick.

The Northwest Cancer Clinic recently went through a rigorous application process to become the first clinic in the Tri-Cities to offer RTOG trials. The clinic is now recognized by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, a national coalition of more than 300 academic and community based medical facilities.

Thanks to this recognition, Northwest Cancer Clinic has already started conducting trials. The first one is aimed toward treating men with prostate cancer who have had the cancer return after surgery. This will allow more local people to gain access to the latest and most prestigious research available.

"Whereas before, they needed to go to major academic centers in large cities far away to have these clinical trials, to participate in these cutting edge clinical trials now they have the option of staying in the Tri-Cities," said Northwest Cancer Clinic Dr. Robert Chin.

Another trial will use precise radiation therapy to treat people with brain cancer.

Another trial is looking into whether manuka honey can lessen the side effects for those going through lung cancer treatment.

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