April 18, 2014
Help Our Relay for Life Team Raise Funds To Fight Cancer

Join our staff and patients to raise funds to help fight cancer at American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth on Saturday, April 26. Support our fundraising efforts by purchasing raffle tickets to win gift baskets and handmade quilts/blankets. Tickets $1 each/12 for $10, contact Kim at for ticket purchase.


April 17, 2014 Komen's Race for Cure May 10
FREE registration for all patients of The Center

Free registration for any CCBD patient - must email Amanda at to register for our Simply the Breast Team. Help fight breast cancer!


April 15, 2014

Update on I30 construction and exits to The Center Fort Worth -Central Campus: Summit/8th Ave exit from I30 PERMANENTLY closing on Friday, April 18, same for Forest Park exit. Use Rosedale exit to reach 8th Ave., then left on Magnolia to The Center Fort Worth - Central Campus.



April 14, 2014

Help us raise funds to fight breast cancer AND enjoy a great meal!



April 11, 2014

Tips for Parking at Fort Worth - Central Campus

Help for parking at Fort Worth Central Campus - Every day free valet (no tipping allowed) and free garage just a few steps away! Check out map below - do not park in lot behind or beside Paris Coffee Shop - they will have you towed!




April 7, 2014

Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal - Tips To Help!

Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste. Check out this article to  find ways to enjoy eating and feel better during chemo.  


March 14, 2014


March 13, 2014

Dr. Potluri Gave Me More Than Help, She Gave Me Hope

Charles Burgess, a cancer patient of Dr. Vinaya Potluri at our Burleson office, shares his story of cancer treatment and more in a recent edition of the Burleson Connection newspaper. Read more below: 



March 3, 2014

All offices opening at 10 am today due to difficult weather.  Call our weather hotline at 817.333.0110 for more info. 


Feb. 21, 2014

Dogs trained to help detect ovarian cancer
Another reason dogs are our best friends!

Watch video below to learn more about this fascinating process


Feb. 10, 2014

Arlington Women Cancer Patients  - Be Beautiful Event on Feb. 12

Arlington women cancer patients are invited to learn ways to be beautiful, inside and out this week. Look Good Feel Better class for you and a friend happens this Wed., Feb. 12, from 11 am to 1 pm. More details on event list at


Feb 6, 2014

No Delays or Closings for Our Offices At This Time

No office closings or delays at this time due to cold weather.  Check back for updates or call 817-333-0110 - our bad weather hotline.  


Jan. 29, 2014

Yoga May Help With Cancer Treatment-Related Fatigue

Yoga may help with fatigue after breast cancer treatment - likely other cancer treatment, too. Read more at


Jan. 27, 2014

Terry Purdom, Patient at The Center, To Speak at Lung Cancer HOPE Conference in Southlake


We're proud of our patient, Terry Purdom, sharing his encouraging message at the HOPE Summit this weekend for lung cancer survivors/patients/caregivers/friends, as keynote speaker. Dr. Gus Gonzalez, cancer specialist at our Arlington location, will also speak on advances in lung cancer treatment.  All details for this event at

Jan. 17, 2014

Smoking Results In Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer and More
New Study Shows Worse Consequences Than Ever Before

A new study released today by the office of the Surgeon General shows smoking is more deadly than previously thought including causing colon cancer and liver cancer.  Read more here.  



Jan. 8, 2014

Lung Cancer Survivor Event On Jan. 31 

Dr. Gus Gonzalez

Dr. Gus Gonzalez, our cancer specialist in Arlington, will speak at the Dallas HOPE Summit, a free lung cancer conference hosted by LUNGevity in Southlake on Jan. 31. Hotel & meals included for lung cancer survivors and their caregiver. The Dallas HOPE Summit is about the celebration of survivorship. Please reserve your space & meals by REGISTERING today! **Space is filling up quickly.***. More info at



Jan. 2, 2014

Resolutions Worth Keeping

Welcoming 2014  with a resolution worth keeping! Like us on facebook to receive more messages like this and more news including encouraging tips, upcoming events, breaking news on cancer treatment, and more!


Dec. 29, 2013

Flu season is here! 

Cancer patients should talk with their doctor about getting a flu shot - nobody wants to risk the flu while dealing with a serious illness. Locations for shots here:


Dec. 9, 2013

Evening clinic closed Monday, Dec. 9

All locations open on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Granbury and Weatherford locations opening at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Bad Weather Line For Office Closings

Our evening clinic has been cancelled for Monday, Dec. 9. We offer a bad weather hotline at 817.333.0110 for info on closings and delayed opening times. The first update takes place at approximately 6:15 a.m. 


Nov. 21, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young Discusses New Breast Cancer Drug on Ch. 33

Watch Ch. 33 video of Dr. Robyn Young and Angie Goellner, breast cancer patient, discussing the new cancer drug, Perjeta, and new hopes for success. 
Video link:





Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young On WFAA Television
New Drug Use Approval To Help Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer

Watch video of Dr. Robyn Young as she explains the good news about FDA approval for the use of Perjecta to fight an aggressive form of breast cancer:



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Hope Elevated E-Newsletter Focuses On Cancer Patients

Several times a year we publish a salute to our cancer patients in a special Hope Elevated newsletter.  In this issue, you'll find a compelling story of hope from a lung cancer patient, info on a new pain management physician, availability of a new counselor to help with emotional issues, photos of our patients and staff participating in cancer-related events, and a list of upcoming activities.  We hope you enjoy it! 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Hours for Patients Covered By Traditional Medicare

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"Meet the Cancer Doctor" Open House in Arlington
9 am to 10:30 am
We hope you'll drop by to meet our cancer specialists in Arlington at our newest location. Dr. Siobhan Lynch, Dr. Gus Gonzalez, and Dr. DeEtte Vasques (gynecologic cancer exclusively) will be on hand to welcome you and answer your questions about cancer or cancer treatment.Arlington doctors

We're also hosting the ambassadors from Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and kicking off our opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and continental breakfast. 

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders - Arlington
300 W. Arbrook, Suite A   Arlington, TX 76014
Office: 817.333.3300



April 24, 2013

Dr. Robyn Young and Dr. Shadan Mansoor  Named Hometown Heroes

Dr. Robyn Young and Dr. Shadan Mansoor will be honored as Hometown Heroes for Parker County and Johnson County, respectively.  Both cancer specialists will be celebrated along with other honorees at  "Hats Off To Heroes" dinner events sponsored by the Careity Foundation. To learn more, visit


April 23, 2013

New, Improved Telephone Answering Service Announced
for The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

old-fasioned switchboard operator photo 

We're excited to announce a new, improved telephone answering system for our ten locations. Telephone numbers will not change, just the manner in which calls are answered.  This will help us get you and your loved ones to the right person more quickly.  Here is a letter with tips about the new telephone answering system:

April 24, 2013

For All Patients and Caregivers of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders,

In order to better respond to your needs, we will upgrade the manner in which we answer the telephone in the coming weeks. Here are quick tips about the changes:

1. Telephone numbers will remain the same, but all calls will be answered by our staff at the Fort Worth - Central Campus location. 

2. If you are calling because you are sick, please let us know immediately. A registered nurse will assist you.

3. To quickly get you to the correct person, the operator will ask a few questions.

4. The operator will ask the location at which you normally see your doctor. We have ten locations.  

5. We can help you more quickly if you are specific about reason for calling, such as, "I need to change my appointment" or "I have a question about my bill."

6. If you ask for a specific employee, the person may be with a patient and unable to take calls. We may direct you to another employee who is available to assist you. 

We ask for your patience during this transition and hope you understand we are working hard to improve service for our patients and their loved ones.

Thank you for your time and understanding,

The Physicians and Management Team of The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.



March 23, 2013

Dr. Lance Mandell Notes Good News for Leukemia Patients
Gene Therapy Progress Holds Great Promise

"The gene therapy (immunotherapy) described in an article in this week's Wall Street Journal, holds great promise for our leukemia patients. The therapy, developed over the past few years, harnesses the patient's own immune system to actively attack their own leukemia.  It was originally shown to be of great benefit in adults with advanced CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), later in a child with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and most recently in adults with ALL," said Dr. Lance Mandell, hematologist with The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.  "We should celebrate every ounce of progress--more good things are on the way for our patients." 


March 1, 2013
Dr. DeEtte Vasques Receives Heroes Health Care Award from Fort Worth Business Press

Dr. DeEtte Vasques was honored with the Heroes Health Care Award by the Fort Worth Business Press for her outstanding accomplishments in helping cancer patients. Vasques, a cancer specialist with The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, focuses entirely on female patients diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, endometrial, or other cancers of the reproductive organs.  

"I am passionate about my patients getting what they need and deserve. I always, always treat a patient as I would want my mother to be treated...and I like my mother. I have had the great fortune of being the first to touch a newborn and the last to hold the hand of a dying patient...indescribable," said Vasques.

In addition to providing medical treatment for her patients, Vasques saw a need for emotional support and began the Teal Magnolias, a monthly meeting for those who have been affected by cancer of the reproductive system. The group was named for the teal color recognizing ovarian cancer and for the strength shown by women in the iconic movie, Steel Magnolias. For more information on upcoming meetings, check out our event list or sign up for our e-newsletter via the home page of this website.


February 25, 2013
Dr. Young Says New Drug "Silver Bullet" For Breast Cancer 

Dr. Robyn Young says, " We're celebrating FDA approval of Kadcyla, a "silver bullet" drug targeting only certain types of breast cancer cells. It's the future for cancer treatment and today may help about 20% of breast cancer patients." Learn more in this news release from the FDA. 


February 18, 2013
Our Doctors Named to Top Dr List 2013

We are very proud of the following cancer specialists,  at our Tarrant County locations, recently named to the Top Doctors list in the Fort Worth Texas magazine for 2013:

Matthew Cavey, MD (radiation oncology)

Prashanthi Ganesa, MD (medical oncology)

Lance Mandell, MD (hematology)

Shadan Mansoor, MD (medical oncology)

Ray Page, DO, PhD (medical oncology)

Vinaya Potluri, MD (medical oncology)

Bibas Reddy, DO (medical oncology)

Michael Ross, MD (medical oncology)

Mary Ann Skiba, DO (hematology)

DeEtte Vasques, MD (medical oncology - gynecological cancer only)

Henry Xiong, MD, PhD (medical oncology)

Robyn Young, MD (medical oncology - breast cancer only)




February 11, 2013
Dr.Robyn Young Speaks At Successful Weatherford Event

(photo from Weatherford Democrat)

Congratulations to Parker County's Texas AgriLife Extension Agency for recently hosting the very successful Friend to Friend Staying Healthy Together event, with Dr. Robyn Young speaking about breast cancer. More at:


January 26, 2013
"Love, Hope, Strength Bone Marrow Drive"

We are so proud of our patient, Jose Longoria, and Dr. Bibas Reddy, his medical oncologist. Watch as Jose shares his story on Telemundo Dallas. Special thanks to all who helped and participated in our bone marrow drive to help him and others.


January 10, 2013
Our Doctors Are Super!

Texas Monthly recently named Dr. YoungDr. PageDr. Ross and Dr. Mandell to their Super Doctors list, a statewide recognition.

December 20, 2012
Dr. Bibas Reddy Talks About Lung Cancer

Fort Worth, Texas - Dr. Bibas Reddy discusses lung cancer prevention and new treatment options on KTXD Texas Living. View the story now.




Healing Lives Through Spa Therapy

Fort Worth, Texas � The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has partnered with SPAtaneity, a local natural nail salon, to offer oncology spa services to cancer patients.

The Center now offers oncology manicures, pedicures, facials and skincare to patients. Patients can opt to receive onsite spa services during or after their chemotherapy infusions and oncology appointments.

�At The Center, our focus is on cancer treatment and support programs and services to restore health to our patient�s entire life,� says Dr. Ray Page, president at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. �Oncology spa services are designed to help relieve some of the stress and anxiety associated with treatment and is a nice way to pamper a loved one going through cancer.�

The new spa packages are an expansion to existing complementary therapies, such as reflexology and acupuncture, already offered to patients at The Center.

�Cancer treatment puts a tremendous toll on one�s body and mind,� says Missy Malone, certified medical nail technician and founder of SPAtaneity. �Our goal is provide patients with relaxing, compassionate services to assist them in their journey to reclaimed health.�

Spa services are customized to meet specific needs of cancer patients and are performed by oncology-certified estheticians. Services are also available to patient�s caregivers and gift certificates are available. For more information, call 817.759.7000 or contact SPAtaneity at 866.338.4880.


December 7 - Celebrity Cutting Event

Celebrity Cutting Event Logo

Since 1995, Careity Foundation’s Celebrity Cutting Horse event has brought together international celebrities from all walks of life for an evening of fun, thrills and philanthropy. Sports figures, physicians, outstanding performing artists and more come to try their hand at the fast-growing sport of cutting, held in one of the world’s leading cutting horse centers in the heart of Texas. You’re invited to join the fun while you support Careity Foundation’s work in the cancer care community! Click here to order tickets.

Click here to visit the Careity Foundation website for more information.


Watch Dr. Young's Video - Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect Yourself!

NEW! Watch Dr. Robyn Young's video, "Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect
Yourself!" Learn easy tips in this 20 minute presentation
that could save your life! Prevention tips and tools are available for download
after video.
Click here to watch the video.


November 16, 2012 - Free Breast Cancer Event and Lunch

Free Lunch & Learn Presentation - Breast Cancer and the Environment: Clear As Mud

Join us for lunch and a presentation from Dr. Robyn Young, followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.  Dr. Young dispels myths about environmental factors and breast cancer, plus offers valuable info on preventing breast cancer. 

Register here before 10 am on Thursday, Nov.14, or by calling 1.877.THR.WELL (1.877.847.9355). Seating is limited.



November 13, 2012 - Shine a Light on Lung Cancer to Honor Survivors

Fort Worth, Texas – The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, as part of the largest internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is one of only two vigil locations across Texas.

“Lung cancer is a serious disease, but there is tremendous new hope in this area,” says Dr. Ray Page, cancer specialist and president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. “The vigil will provide hope, compassion and support to those affected by the disease.”

The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will take place at The Center’s Fort Worth Central Campus, located at 800 W. Magnolia Ave in Fort Worth, at 6:00pm. The community will gather to honor all those impacted by lung cancer and connect in a call to action lead nationally by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Dr. Page will speak at the event, along with two inspiring lung cancer survivors, Beth Becker and Robert Freeman.

“Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers,” says Dr. Page, who has been providing lung cancer treatment to patients for more than 15 years. “The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will empower patients, survivors, caregivers and the community to join a historic movement.”

For many participating in the vigil, the most special part will be the recognition of those touched by lung cancer through a moment of silence, an acknowledgement of survivors and the culmination of a lighting of glow sticks.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 400,000 lung cancer survivors in the US today. An estimated 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

Registration for the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is free. RSVP to Colleen Hayes at or call 817-759-7077. For more information, visit


October 25, 2012 - Prevent Breast Cancer - Protect Yourself

Free webcast and live call-in with Dr. Young personally answering your private questions. Prevention tips and tools will be sent to all participants. Register today!


September 13, 2012 - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon on September 20th in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths.The ovarian cancer awareness luncheon will be held: Thursday, September 20th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders located at 800 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104. More...

August 22, 2012 - Tough Choices, New Hope

Fort Worth, TX - As if hearing you have cancer is not devastating enough, Brandi Duran heard those words when she was 15 weeks pregnant. Brandi and her oncologist had several tough decisions to make, including the choice of terminating her pregnancy or exposing her baby to the risks of chemotherapy.

Read Brandi's story of hope in the August issue of Hope Elevated.





July 24, 2012 - Celebrating Life

Fort Worth, TX - Ed Silva will celebrate a special birthday next week. There was a time last year when he didn't know whether he would live to see 55 years. However, the grandfather of four completed chemo this month and has a lot to celebrate.

Read Ed's story of hope in the July issue of Hope Elevated.



July 9, 2012 - Family Dealing With Cancer Creates Summer to Remember

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient and mother of two, Misty Garnand, was featured on NBC Channel 5, sharing her story of a summer to remember. This North Texas mother with a rare form of cervical cancer is creating lasting memories with her family with the help of her Johnson County community. View the video clip.

July 5, 2012 - Fort Worth Teen Finds Pride in 'Graduation' from Chemo

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Chelsie Watts, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, sharing an important milestone - her final round of chemo. As a recent high school graduate, Chelsie's most important milestone has nothing to do with academics, but everything to do with survival. View the video clip.

June 21, 2012 - Living on Faith

Fort Worth, TX - Karyn Murillo has had her share of rough days in the past year. Still nothing compares to the day in April when she was diagnosed with Stage 2A rectal cancer. Despite battling rectal cancer, Karyn is still living on faith.

Read Karyn's story of hope in the June issue of Hope Elevated.



May 30, 2012 - Gary's Reel Recovery

Fort Worth, TX - Gary McCraw's outlook on life changed one weekend after attending a weekend long retreat called Reel Recovery for men recovering from cancer. Gary is a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. 

Read Gary's story of hope in the May issue of Hope Elevated.



May 9, 2012 - Think Being a Mom is Hard? Try Doing it with Chemo

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Christine Garcia, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, speaking about her role as a mother while battling breast cancer. Inspired by Garcia's strength, employees and volunteers at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders put together a surprise gift basket, then treated her to medically-approved spa treatments to make her life a little easier. View the video now.

April 24, 2012 - A Mother's Inspiration

Fort Worth, TX - This Mother's Day, Christine Garcia will receive something special from her son that cannot be bought in any store -  the gift of inspiration. Her son, Eduardo, will give her this gift, just as he has done every day since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Read Christine's story of hope in the April issue of Hope Elevated.


March 28, 2012 - Specialized Workouts Keep Cancer Patients in Fighting Shape

Weight management class photoFort Worth, TX - The Center's weight management program for cancer survivors was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.

Read the full article online: 

Specialized workouts help keep cancer patients in fighting shape.

For more information on The Center's weight management program, call 817-759-7000 to schedule appointment.

Read more here:

Read more here:

February 29, 2012 - The Center Hosts Free Ask the Doctor Event

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will host a free 'Ask the Doctor' program focused on colorectal cancer as part of National Colorectal Awareness Month. Learn more in the February issue of Hope Elevated.

February 23, 2012 - Joni Brown Joins Gynecologic Oncology Team

Fort Worth, TX - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is pleased to welcome Joni Brown, Physician Assistant, to our gynecologic oncology team. She will assist Dr. Vasques in serving patients with a focus in ovarian cancer treatment, uterine cancer treatment, cervical cancer treatment and other cancers of the female reproductive organs. More...

January 25, 2012 - Chelsie's Story of New Year's Hope

Fort Worth, TX - While most high school seniors look forward to graduation, one 17-year-old Midlothian High School teen looks forward to beating cancer in 2012. Chelsie Watts has had anything but a routine senior year. She was diagnosed with appendiceal adenocarcinoma as the school year started.

Read Chelsie's story of New Year's hope, along with the latest news from The Center, in the January issue of Hope Elevated.





December 26, 2011 - Roxanne's Story of Holiday Hope

Fort Worth, TX - Imagine starting the holidays learning you are pregnant, then being diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer days just later. That was the predicament Roxanne Martinez found herself in.

Read more about Roxanne's story in the December issue of Hope Elevated.





December 1, 2011 - Four Physicians Included in 2011 Texas Super Doctors List

Fort Worth, TX - Four of our physicians were included in the 2011 Texas Super Doctors list published in the December issue of Texas Monthly. Congratulations to:
·         Gregory Friess, DO
·         Ray Page, DO, PhD
·         Michael Ross, MD
·         Robyn Young, MD

November 1, 2011 - Fighting Cancer (CBS 11)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, was featured on CBS 11, discussing preventative measures she took to fight breast cancer. The report also featured Robyn Young, MD, and highlights our Breast Cancer Prevention Quiz. View story now.

October 4, 2011 - Robyn Young, MD, Featured in Breast Cancer Awareness Video

Watch our video on breast cancer headlines featuring our own breast cancer expert, Robyn Young, MD, speaking at Northwest ISD. Forward it to a family member or friend to help raise breast cancer awareness among those you care about most.

October 2011 - Breast Cancer Prevention Quiz

September 22, 2011 - Major Changes for Some Breast Cancer Patients (NBC 5)

Fort Worth, TX - Robyn Young, M.D., was featured on NBC Channel 5 about new breast cancer research that is changing the way doctors prescribe anticancer drugs. Find out how the new protocol is saving the lives of breast cancer patients. Watch the story now.

July 7, 2011 - Con C�ncer y Embarazada (Telemundo)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, shares her inspirational story of battling breast cancer while pregnant with Telemundo. Shanthi Ganesa, M.D., discusses treating breast cancer with chemotherapy during pregnancy in the report. Watch the video now (Spanish).

May 3, 2011 - Fort Worth Cancer Patient Tackles Chemo, Pregnancy (WFAA 8)

Fort Worth, TX - Our patient, Roxanne Martinez, was featured on WFAA Channel 8, sharing her  experience with breast cancer, pregnancy, and the birth of her daughter, Serenity.  Dr. Robyn Young, cancer specialist focusing entirely on breast cancer, talks about how chemotherapy and having a healthy baby are miracles of progress in cancer treatment.  Dr. Young, medical oncologist, provides breast cancer treatment at The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in Fort Worth and Weatherford. Watch video now.

Send this page to a friend


































































Meet our physicians