Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Panthers’

New Genetic Testing Gives Researchers New Tool to Fight Cancer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In the game of football, players face tough opponents, and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft knows what it means to play hard. That’s why his new game plan is to beat lung cancer. “What we’ve found consistently is there is hope for lung cancer,” Draft said.  READ MORE



Fox Carolina — Discussing the State of Lung Cancer Treatment in Greenville, SC from TEAM DRAFT on Vimeo.

Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina is Tackling Lung Cancer

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Nationally Recognized Cancer Experts Join Levine Cancer Institute
“A CANCER INSTITUTE WITHOUT WALLS.” THIS IS THE PLEDGE OF CAROLINAS HealthCare System’s (CHS) Levine Cancer Institute to the community—to bring world-class cancer care closer to home.

“The Institute is working to define the future of cancer care—where innovations in research and treatment are brought closer to home for patients to improve outcomes and quality of life,” says the Institute’s President, Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD.

While there are many integral components to building a leading cancer program, one of the key pieces is being able to offer patients access to the latest research and treatment options. To help fulfill this mission, the Institute has brought on board several nationally recognized cancer experts.

Edward S. Kim, MD

Joining the Institute from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is Edward S. Kim, MD, who will serve as chair of the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics. Dr. Kim is recognized as a national leader in molecular prognostication for lung cancer and specializes in thoracic oncology and head and neck cancers. In his previous role as professor and oncologist at MD Anderson, he also served as the center’s principal investigator for Southwest Oncology Group, one of the largest of the National Cancer Institute-supported cancer clinical trials cooperative groups. Named a top physician by U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Kim received his medical degree from Northwestern University through the Honors Program in Medical Education. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and a medical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson.

Donate Today as Team Draft’s leads a National Campaign to Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina from TEAM DRAFT on Vimeo.

A Survivor at Every Game: The Carolina Panthers Support The Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Tomma Hargraves was first diagnosed with Stage III B Non-small cell lung cancer in November of 2006.  After undergoing an aggressive clinical trial at the NC Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, she was in remission for 3 years.  At that time, she had a recurrence with lymph node involvement and a brain lesion.  Again, treatment was successful and she recently celebrated her 6th year of survivorship.

Ms. Hargraves has been active in lung cancer advocacy for nearly 6 years, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership and on advisory boards for Access TLC and the Carolina Well program.  She is an active participant in the Free to Breathe 5K event as well as the Free to Breathe golf tournament.

Tomma Hargraves is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist for the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and her Master’s from Southern Connecticut State University.

Ms. Hargraves has one son who is an Emergency Medicine physician at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and is married to “Santa” Bob Hargraves.  They live in Raleigh with Finley the Wonder Dog. Respond and Donate Today as Team Draft’s National Campaign is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer !

There’s a Draft in the Building: Fox Charlotte Interview

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Chris Draft visits Fox Charlotte’s studio to wrap up his weekend trip to the Carolinas.

Chris Draft on Fox Charolette from TEAM DRAFT on Vimeo.