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09/06/2009

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Cancers are caused by abnormalities in the genetic material of the transformed cells. These abnormalities may be due to the effects of carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke, radiation, chemicals, or infectious agents. Other cancer-promoting genetic abnormalities may randomly occur through errors in DNA replication, or are inherited, and thus present in all cells from birth. The heritability of cancers is usually affected by complex interactions between carcinogens and the host's genome.

Who has done extensive training in survivorship issues. She will work in conjunction with medical oncologist Dr. Mandy Robertson.

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Mitchell A. Garrison, MD, is a member of the Cancer Treatment Center at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, which is Accredited with Commendation in all areas by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Dr. Garrison has a strong personal commitment to bring the best available treatments to patients in North Central Washington. He has developed an active research program at the medical center to bring the most scientifically sound and novel therapies to patients, allowing them to have access to some of the most promising new cancer treatment drugs prior to their approval for general use.

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, established in 1940, provides high quality healthcare and service in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

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