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KINGMAN- Kingman Regional Medical Center First in the Nation To Use New Cancer Drug Copiktra

Written by The Bee

March 6, 2019

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The Kingman Regional Medical (KRMC) Center Cancer Center is the first provider in the nation to use a newly-approved therapy for cancers of the blood.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Copiktra™ for clinical use in September, 2018.
Copiktra™ is a prescription capsule taken by mouth. It is used to treat adults who have not responded or stopped responding to two prior therapies. Copiktra™ is approved for patients with:
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)
Follicular Lymphoma
KRMC Medical Oncologist Dr. Edgardo Rivera prescribed Copiktra™ to treat a patient with follicular lymphoma last December. The patient is still receiving the treatment and responding well, said Dr. Rivera.

The KRMC Cancer Center treats patients with all types of cancer, including complex and late-stage cases. As the largest cancer treatment provider in Northwest Arizona, the KRMC Cancer Center strives to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in cancer care.

About Kingman Regional Medical Center
(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. For more information visit HYPERLINK “http://www.azkrmc.com” www.azkrmc.com.

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