Dr. Korba & Dr. Razek Celebrate 25 Years of Service
Congratulations for 25 years of service to persons and their families experiencing cancer in the Tri-State!
December 2, 2002 - Twenty-eight years ago, two radiation oncologists, Dr. Al Korba and Dr. Aly Razek, became acquainted with each other during residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis. They joined together to offer services in Evansville for persons diagnosed with cancer. During the 25 years they have practiced in the Tri-State, they have achieved many impressive accomplishments:
- Dr. Al Korba and Dr. Aly Razek were among the first in the United States to provide high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy and have been using this technique in Evansville for more than 20 years. In fact, the same medical team has performed over 5,000 high dose rate procedures in the treatment for lung, head and neck, prostate, breast, and gynecological disease.
- May 15-16, 1986, our medical team hosted the first international conference in Evansville for high dose rate (GammaMed) users. In attendance were physicians and health care professionals from Australia, England, Germany, South Africa and the US.
- In 1989 Dr. Razek and Dr. Korba opened a free-standing facility on Burkhardt Road designed to meet their philosophy of providing care for persons with cancer in a relaxed, open environment. That facility is known as Evansville Cancer Center.
- Dr. Korba and Dr. Razek were both awarded the silver pin by ASTRO (American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) for 25 years of distinguished service.
- The American College of Radiation Oncology bestowed fellowship status upon Drs. Korba and Razek for their outstanding achievement in the field of radiation oncology.
- Evansville Cancer Center is the ONLY facility in this region to be accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). This prestigious accreditation was granted after in-depth appraisals of the physician practice, facility, equipment, staff, and clinical treatment methods were reviewed. The physicians and Medical Physics Department at the Evansville Cancer Center were examined and it was determined that the practice equaled or exceeded nationally accepted standards of current radiation oncology practice.
- Recognizing that persons diagnosed with cancer sometimes suffer needlessly from pain and other discomforts associated with cancer and/or treatment for cancer, in 1996 Dr. Korba started a not for profit organization called Cancer Care Options. Cancer Care Options' mission is to provide emergency help for any person with cancer in the Tri-State area needing medications to relieve discomforts.
Above all, what is most impressive, is the number of lives these physicians have touched.
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