In the News- Dr. Gautam Prasad Talks to KTVU on California’s recently passed Breast Density Law.
Gautam Prasad, M.D., PhD was interviewed on California’s recently passed Breast Density Law by KTVU Mornings on 2. This new piece of legislation requires that women with dense breasts be notified of other imaging tests besides a mammogram.
Our board-certified oncologists are experts in the field of cancer diagnosis, staging and managing the complexities of treatment. Initial consultation visits can be promptly scheduled at our facilities where patients are seen in comfortable private offices. Diagnostic tests can be ordered and processed conveniently within the same facility. These tests will be reviewed and discussed with patients in detail in order to provide the best treatment option suited for each individual. The administration of treatment can be performed in the comfort and convenience of our state-of-the-art, in-office infusion suites. Treatment options include chemotherapy, immune-therapy, newer biologic agents and experimental therapy. Our personal team of oncologists and oncology-certified nursing staff supervise and administer treatment first hand. They will also provide constant support through any difficulties with treatment. Regular follow-up visits with an Epic Care oncologist will ensure treatment is effective and proceeding safely with minimum side effects. Our patients have open access to oncologists to discuss any issues of concern and to stay fully informed regarding all aspects of their health and treatment.
Radiation oncology is the art and science of using therapeutic radiation (consisting of x-rays and higher energy particles) to eradicate tumors as well as control certain benign growths. Our approach to treating cancer is on the cutting edge utilizing the most advanced and appropriate radiation therapies available.
These advanced techniques allow us to protect more normal tissue, and in some cases, to complete radiation treatment more quickly. Our radiation oncologists are recognized leaders in their field and serve in leadership roles in the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and American College of Radiology (ACR).
Epic Care is first facility in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn accreditation in Radiation Oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our Radiation Oncology services are offered at our ACR accredited Antioch, Dublin and Pleasant Hill Care Centers.
Our doctors are also certified hematologists, with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders, including anemia and other low blood counts, bleeding and blood clotting disorders, lymphomas and leukemias. If indicated, bone marrow biopsies are performed in our offices.
In cancer care, Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scans are used to determine the extent of the disease and also to evaluate response to treatment. A PET scan utilizes a radioactive glucose isotope that highlights malignant cells, identifying malignant lesions that may have been overlooked by conventional imaging (CT, MRI or X-ray). PET provides information regarding the potential malignancy of a lesion. CT provides detailed information about the size, shape and anatomic location of the area of concern. When both technologies are utilized simultaneously - the diagnostic accuracy is greatly enhanced. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can help distinguish normal, healthy soft tissue from diseased tissue. All Epic Care locations offer ACR accredited diagnostic services, and PET/CT and CT services are offered at our Antioch, Dublin and Pleasant Hill Care Centers. We also offer MRI services at our Pleasant Hill location.
Our research department offers access to the newest, cutting-edge experimental therapies when more conventional treatment options may be lacking. Our dedicated research staff will assist in the administration of experimental treatments under strict safety and monitoring guidelines in full compliance with FDA regulations regarding treatment trials and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Understanding every treatment option is part of our comprehensive care, our respected experts are qualified to provide second opinions for patients who need more clarity or explanation of their cancer treatment.
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Our Care Centers are located throughout the Northern California East Bay area providing comprehensive cancer care in a convenient and friendly outpatient setting.
We are Epic Care specialists in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of cancer and blood disorders. Beating cancer will be one of the biggest challenges you face in life. We promise you will not meet it alone: we are your partners in this fight. Illness and uncertainty can be frightening. But when you entrust your health and recovery to us, we pledge to do everything possible to make the unknown more manageable and comfortable.
Appropriate treatment of the many types of cancer and blood disorders differs widely. Defining and providing the right treatment for you is a complex process. We will guide and advise you throughout this journey of healing. From the first diagnostic tests, treatment planning and administration, through the monitoring of treatment safety, effectiveness and outcome, we will support you with our professional expertise and personal compassion. We are your partners-- the doctors, nurses, therapists and staff of Epic Care.
Epic Care is the first facility in California to be certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) in Medical Oncology along with being accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Radiation Oncology.