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US Oncology Honored by Texas Governor Perry's Office with Inaugural Governor's Business Hall of Fame Award

Monday, February 15, 2010 General News J E 4
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's premier oncology services company supporting the nation's largest network including more than 1,300 oncologists and more than 10,000 clinicians and cancer experts to advance cancer care in America, was honored on Feb. 6, by Texas Governor Rick Perry at the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Football Challenge in El Paso, Texas. US Oncology was honored as an inaugural inductee to the Governor's Business Hall of Fame along with Baker Hughes, Bell Helicopter, and Texas Instruments.

"US Oncology is an innovator and a leader in advancing high quality, cost-effective cancer care," says Bruce Broussard, Chairman and CEO of US Oncology. "We are honored to receive such accolades from the Governor's office for the business acumen we have brought to the great state of Texas and across the nation. Through a wide range of services and collaborations involving research, technology, advocacy and the use of evidence-based medicine pathways, physicians affiliated with US Oncology provide top quality care to more than 720,000 patients a year."

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas is the only top 10 state with more jobs today than three years ago when the American economy started to slow, and in November 2009, Texas had the largest employment increase for the second straight month.

"Texas has a culture that celebrates business success. The companies and the people we honored through the Governor's Inaugural Business Hall of Fame have paved the way for a fertile business environment and a prosperous future in the state of Texas." Said Governor Perry.

Fred Ekery, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology – El Paso, an affiliate of US Oncology, represented US Oncology on the field on game day and accepted the award on behalf of the company. Dr. Ekery is the Past President of Texas Oncology – El Paso and Past President of the National Policy Board for US Oncology from 1992 to 1998. Dr. Ekery and his family are longtime residents of El Paso.

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.

SOURCE US Oncology, Inc.

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