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Cancer Patients in Marana Now Have Local Access to Advanced Cancer Care

Friday, February 5, 2010 Cancer News J E 4
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Arizona Oncology Providing Cancer Care Services in Marana

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Marana now have more options for cancer care. Arizona Oncology physicians will now treat patients at Marana Healthcare Clinic (MHC). Drs. Laurie Chen and Y. Haroon Ahmad, medical oncologists, are now actively caring for patients at MHC.

"We are happy to provide access to cancer patients locally," Dr. Ahmad said. "By providing cancer care services in Marana we are able to improve the care delivery system and more efficiently treat patients in the community."

Arizona Oncology is committed to providing convenient access to advanced cancer care and treats more patients in Arizona than any other cancer provider in the state. The practice provided more than $3 million in patient support for their cancer patients last year.

"With more than 23 locations throughout the state, the physicians and staff of Arizona Oncology put patient care first and are committed to bring cancer care to local communities throughout Arizona," Dr. Chen said. "We are delighted that we can continue to provide this high-quality cancer care to patients in Marana."

"Dr. Chen and Dr. Ahmad are exceptional physicians and cancer experts," said Mary A. Carter, site administrator with MHC. "We are extremely excited that they will be treating patients in Marana."

Marana Healthcare Clinic functions as a multi-service health care clinic and community services center, serving rural and metro Northwest Pima County, providing Total Community Care.

Arizona Oncology is United in Healing with US Oncology, the foremost cancer treatment and research network in the nation.

About Arizona Oncology

Arizona Oncology is the largest group of medical professionals in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care. With more than 45 practicing physicians, Arizona Oncology serves more patients in Arizona than any other cancer care provider.  Communities served include, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott Valley, Marana, Safford, Sierra Vista, and Nogales.  Arizona Oncology provides patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the- art technology, and an extensive research program delivered by medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecological oncologists, hematologists and clinical staff. Conducting research in the community setting allows Arizona Oncology to gather data more quickly to assess improvements in patient care and allow a wider patient participation.  For more information, please visit www.ArizonaOncology.com.

About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc., headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, works closely with physicians, payers, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturers, to identify and deliver innovative services that enhance patient access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology supports one of the nation's foremost cancer treatment and research networks, accelerating the availability and use of evidence-based medicine and shared best practices.

US Oncology uses its expertise to support every aspect of the cancer care delivery system—from drug development to distribution and outcomes measurement—enabling the company to help increase the efficiency and safety of cancer care. According to the company's last quarterly earnings report, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,310 physicians operating in 493 locations, including 98 radiation oncology facilities in 39 states. For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.usoncology.com.

About MHC Healthcare

Marana Healthcare Clinic functions as a multi-service health care clinic and community services center serving rural and metro Northwest Pima County, providing Total Community Care. For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.MaranaHealthCenter.org.

SOURCE Arizona Oncology

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