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Physicians' Clinic of Iowa
202 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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PCI Oncologists: First North American Patient Receives Experimental Drug

The first patient in North America to be treated with Radium 223 (Xofigo®) or placebo for a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, has started treatment at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, as part of an innovative clinical research study.
Radium 223 (Xofigo®) was FDA approved approximately one year ago to treat prostate cancer, resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone and has spread to bones, but not to other parts of the body. Doctors are currently searching for other cancer fighting applications for this investigational drug, beyond prostate cancers.

Physician’s Clinic of Iowa oncologists William Fusselman, MD, Rasa Buntinas, MD, and Bharat Jengiri, MD, are the principal cooperators in the study. Dr. Fusselman serves as the principal investigator while Dr. Buntinas is the enrolling provider for this patient. The patient did not respond to standard breast cancer therapies, and, after meeting the requirements of the world-wide study, was approved and provided informed consent to receive the investigational drug through the clinical trial. Dr. Buntinas will closely monitor the patient’s health and well-being during the study.

Clinical trials are not new to Cedar Rapids, however, there is a pervasive myth that investigational drugs are only available in large academic settings. This particular trial is available through a partnership among PCI, the Helen G Nassif Community Cancer Center and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital. Each entity has a role in the patient’s treatment regimen.
PCI Career Fair Feb. 17

Here's your chance to talk to PCI representatives and learn about opportunities to join our team!

We're looking for people who are dedicated to service and quality. If you're a talented, energetic person who is committed to patient care, PCI may just be the place for you!

As a member of our team, you'll enjoy:
  • Competitive pay and benefits, including health, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage and flexible spending accounts.
  • 401k plan, profit sharing and employer match.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Staff engagement and wellness activities.
No registration necessary! Dress for success and bring your resume to the PCI Medical Pavilion, Community Room, 3rd Floor - 202 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids.
Free Health Screening March 9

PCI's first free health screening of 2016 is Wednesday, March 9, 7-8 a.m., PCI Medical Pavilion, Community Room, third floor.

No registration is necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Screenings include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height and weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Cholesterol testing*
  • Glucose testing*
  • New for 2016: PCI physical therapy will be available for balance assessments. If you are concerned about your balance and potential falls, this is a great opportunity to learn more.

*Cholesterol and glucose tests are optional and require a blood draw. To obtain the most accurate results a 10-12 hour fast is recommended.

Lab results will be sent to you post-screening.

PCI's Munjal Featured for Knee Implant

Dr. Sandeep Munjal and patient Larry Johnson talked to the Cedar Rapids Gazette about new 3-D printed knee replacement technology. You can read the entire story by clicking this link:
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