Doctors Renato Martins and Barbara Goff share their views on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for children, including their own. Both recommend HPV vaccinations for boys and girls.
Dr. Renato Martins
Dr. Renato Martins is the medical director for thoracic/head and neck oncology as well as outpatient general oncology and hematology at SCCA. In this video, Dr. Martins discusses making cancer a more manageable chronic disease. The best chance to cure someone is with the initial treatment. Once the disease has returned, a cure is less likely. Where a patient gets their initial treatment is key to their ultimate outcome. Patients that may be considered inoperable elsewhere, maybe considered operable here at SCCA. SCCA's experience and research is resulting in therapies and treatments that are available today at SCCA and that will only be available at other centers in the future. These advances make our objective of turning cancer into a chronic disease so that patients can be treated and still enjoy a high quality of life.
Dr. Barbara Goff
Dr. Barbara Goff is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in caring for women with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers. In this video, Dr. Goff discusses advancements in gynecologic oncology at SCCA. At SCCA, our gynecologic oncologists perform surgery, administer chemotherapy and help plan radiation, making them the primary care physicians for women with gynecologic cancers. In the last 6 years, the physicians at SCCA have introduced minimally invasive robotic techniques for gynecologic cancer surgery. These techniques use incisions smaller than a thumbnail and allow surgeons to perform complex surgeries with minimal impact to the patients who often return home the day after surgery. We have also seen an explosion in cancer drug therapies, particularly targeted therapies with out disastrous side effects seen with chemotherapy.