Carson Tahoe Breast Center Recognized by the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Contributions in Oncology Research

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) and the Carson Tahoe Breast Center have recently been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Contributions in Oncology Research. The award comes on the heels of a prestigious clinical trial, the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), for which recruitment began in August 2017. Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program was one of just 131 trials worldwide and the only in Nevada. The Carson Tahoe Breast Center was recognized for having the second most number of patients enrolled in the successful trial. “Carson Tahoe was not only honored to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, but also excited to have the opportunity to …


Carson Tahoe Health Collaborates with Carson and Douglas High Schools to Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In support of breast cancer awareness this October, Carson Tahoe Health has donated pink athletic socks for Carson and Douglas High School’s football players to dawn for their big rivalry game October 25. Pink was chosen as it is the signature color for breast cancer, representing hope & healing for so many. Research has shown one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. “Encouraging our local high schools to be part of a worldwide health campaign like breast cancer awareness is just one way to get students involved,” says Michelle Joy, Chief Operating Officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “It’s also an excellent way to educate the community regarding breast cancer.” It’s true …


Carson Tahoe Breast Center Chosen as Only Provider in Nevada to Participate in International Clinical Trial

Carson Tahoe Breast Center was selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, many women have accessed the facility for preventive & diagnostic care. “Carson Tahoe is honored to have been chosen as the only provider in Nevada to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial,” said Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe. “This progressive clinical trial reflects our dedication to empowering women …


Carson Tahoe Kicks Off Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) will celebrate its 17th annual Think Pink kick-off for breast cancer awareness on Monday, October 1. Red’s Old 395 Grill will once again host the event from 5 – 7 PM in Carson City. The event is free to attend and individuals wearing a Carson Tahoe Think Pink T-shirt (any year) will receive free appetizers courtesy of Red’s. Short-sleeved t-shirts can be purchased for a $10 suggested donation and long-sleeved for $15 at various CTH locations and at the event. This year’s raffle grand prize is $500 cash thanks to our generous sponsor Tahoe Carson Radiology. 100% of proceeds from all Think Pink T-shirts, specialty drinks, and raffle sales will go to the Carson Tahoe Foundation …


Carson Tahoe Health Celebrates 100 Robotic-Assisted Surgeries

Since debuting the da Vinci Xi Surgical System in November 2017, Carson Tahoe’s expert surgeons have performed over 100 robotic-assisted surgeries. Building upon the significant success in the implementation of this new technology for gynecological procedures, Carson Tahoe has expanded to offer general robotic surgeries and urological procedures. “By incorporating robotic-assisted surgeries into our offerings, we’ve been able to provide exceptional, minimally-invasive care for qualifying patients,” says Michelle Joy, Chief Operating Officer at Carson Tahoe. “The robot is proving a great tool for our surgical team, and it’s helping them produce outstanding results for patients.” The da Vinci Xi has proven to be easier on the patient than traditional open surgeries, requiring smaller incisions and reducing blood loss. From the …