NVCINevada Cancer Institute
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NVCI's Sunflower Cafe uses only healthful choice menus with nutritional values listed.
We have an oncology-certified registered dietician at NVCI who works with patients to assist in making good choices and will also assist staff as well."
Bentley notes that efforts by NVCI wellness coordinators such as Hilary Meade, MEd, have successfully engaged many staff by encouraging on-site activities such as yoga or walking classes.
Meade is a certified personal trainer, and NVCI uses her expertise is its new survivorship clinic.
"I love that it's so fast and that I can see the images quickly," added NVCI Breast Imaging Supervisor Tracie Stuckey-Arana, R.T.(R)(M).
NVCI launched the Hope Coach on October 1, 2007, to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
NVCI's Outreach & Education Department has visited various reservations to promote cancer awareness and provide cancer education workshops on breast and cervical health, nutrition, smoking cessation, sun safety and navigation services.
Sponsors of the program include the National Indian Health Board, National Congress of American Indians, national DM Program, NVCI and Nike, who is providing equipment at wholesale cost.
The opening of NVCI brought Phase I clinical trials to the state, allowing Nevadans to access novel cancer therapies without leaving the state.
At NVCI, every patient is evaluated to see whether they qualify for a clinical trial and patients are offered opportunities to participate in trials or research studies to help play a role in a future without cancer.
"We are seeing many Nevadans who are taking advantage of the types of treatment that we offer and the specialty type of care that we deliver," said NVCI Director Dr.
NVCI has expanded its reach throughout the state, opening offices in Sparks, Elko and Fallon.