Lung Cancer Program Offers
the Latest Diagnostics, Treatment
By Jack Weiner,
President and CEO
St. Joseph Mercy
Lung cancer is the most common
cause of cancer death in men and
women combined, but recent treatment
breakthroughs provide ways to earlier
diagnose and better treat the disease.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's Lung Cancer
Program offers the latest in diagnostics,
treatment and clinical trials.
Here's why you should seek out St. Joe's for lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.
• A quicker path to diagnosis and treatment with twice monthly multidisciplinary
Lung Tumor Board meetings attended by a team that includes nationally recognized
experts in Radiation Oncology and Thoracic Surgery, along with specialists in
Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and others. Working
together, the team develops a personalized cancer treatment plan for each patient
designed to deliver the best outcomes.
• A lung cancer nurse navigator who facilitates care for each patient. She provides
patient education, coordinates appointments and provides additional emotional and
resource support throughout each patient's treatment journey.
• Our nationally recognized specialists are Thoracic Surgeon M. Salik Jahania,
MD, and a team of 21st Century Oncology radiation oncologists led by Larry Kestin,
MD, who have dedicated SJMO-affiliated lung cancer practices and are skilled and
experienced in the latest cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technology.
• Superdimension Navigational Bronchoscopy System, Endobronchial Ultrasound
(EBUS) and Low-Dose Lung CT screening for the latest in detection, diagnosis and
staging, along with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery.
• A Surgical Pavilion with modern surgical suites that offers the most up-to-date
technological advances in the area.
• Access to nearly 150 clinical trials through our Community Clinical Oncology
Program (CCOP), the same trials accessed by the Mayo Clinic. This means patients
can receive cutting-edge treatment while remaining right in our community.
• Access to educational information in our Cancer Resource and Support Center,
which will open in April within the Alice Gustafson Center on the hospital campus.
• A Cancer Center that offers an environment of patient comfort and dignity in both
the physician office and the infusion center.
For more information on St. Joe's Lung Cancer Program, call Patti Moore, Lung Nurse
Navigator, at 248-858-3471.
When you're looking for the latest, comprehensive and compassionate lung
cancer care, come to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, where our clinical outcomes speak
October 31 • 2013
he Jewish News High School
Athletes of the Year and Bill
Hertz Memorial Scholarship
recipient were honored this month
at the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of
Fame induction dinner.
We continue our profiles of these
outstanding student-athletes with
items on Jake Slobin, the Male Athlete
of the Year, and Molly Williams, who
received the scholarship.
Jake Slobin is
now a fresh-
1, 255-pound Franklin resident was a
three-year starter at offensive guard
and defensive tackle for perennial
power Harrison and an All-State selec-
tion as a senior.
He made 97 tackles and had eight
sacks in 10 games in 2012 after a
junior season with 64 tackles and six
sacks in eight games.
As a sophomore in 2010, Sloban
started all 14 games on the offensive
line for the undefeated Division 2 state
Sloban also tackled the books in
high school, graduating with a 3.75
grade point average.
He earned an academic scholarship
as well as a football scholarship from
Slobin said playing sports helps
him keep a balance on his life and
"will help me in my career because
it has taught me about building rela-
tionships, leadership, hard work and
His sports superstition is to always
put his left cleat on first.
Texas A & M quarterback and
2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny
Manziel is his favorite athlete.
"I really enjoy watching him
play:' Slobin said. "I love his mental
approach to the game:'
for four years
and ran cross-
country for two.
She was team captain for three years
in soccer and two years in basketball,
and team MVP in both sports. She was
named All-Catholic League in bas-
ketball and she won Frankel's Coach's
Award in soccer. She also was All-
Academic in the Catholic League.
Now attending the University of
Michigan, the White Lake Township
resident plans to play intramural sports.
Williams said playing sports has
had a big impact on her life, teaching
her about teamwork, leadership, hard
work and dedication.
As for sports superstitions, she said
she listened to inspirational speeches
before games and she sometimes
played the speeches out loud on bus
rides for her teammates.
Her favorite athlete is tennis player
"She's such a powerful, professional
and dedicated female athlete she said.
Bowling For Dollars
Matt Dery, who has a noon-3 p.m.
show on new sports talk radio station
WMGC-FM (Detroit Sports 105.1),
also is host of the new Bowling for
Dollars television show on WADL
Dery is sharing on-camera duties
with original Bowling for Dollars host
The show reached the height of its
popularity in the 1970. Bowlers earn
money for each pin knocked down and
compete for prizes.
Here's a reminder about the 2014 JCC
Maccabi Games & ArtsFest kickoff
meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13,
at the JCC in Oak Park.
Attendees will learn about volunteer
and hosting opportunities and hear
news about the Detroit delegation.
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