Vantage Oncology Affiliates with Therapy Associates of Evansville Cancer Center and its Network of Regional Cancer Centers
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August 23, 2005 - Consistent with its strategy of aligning itself with world class radiation oncology providers on a national basis, Vantage Oncology Inc. has acquired Evansville Cancer Center in Indiana, along with its regional offices located in Jasper, Ind. (Tri-County Cancer Center) and Henderson, Ky. (Henderson Cancer Center). In addition to the above mentioned centers, Vantage will provide billing and support services for Middletown, Oh. (Middletown Cancer Center), Harrisburg, Ill. (Harrisburg Cancer Center) and Princeton, Ind. (princeton Cancer Center). Therapy Associates and its founders Al Korba, M.D. and Aly J. Razek, M.D. will continue working with Vantage Oncology to provide the radiation therapy physician services at the centers. Medical oncology services will also continue to be provided by the Therapy Associates practice.
Vantage Oncology, an El Segundo, Calif.-based developer and operator of state-of-the-art radiation oncology centers, will invest in new radiation treatment equipment and facility upgrades for the centers. The Evansville Cancer Center offers radiation therapy, pain and palliation services, diagnostic imaging, an on-site lab, cancer registry and a full-time psychologist. In addition, it offers High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and an internationally recognized Gamma Med program.
"This new network of centers will enable us to provide patients in outlying communities with the latest technology to treat cancers more accurately and aggressively," said Leslie Botnick, M.D., Medical Director of Vantage Oncology. "Cancer continues to affect millions of people every year and as a patient you want a team of experts that is dedicated to helping you beat this disease. I am confident we have assembled a team of experts that can effectively educate and treat the patients who have entrusted us with their health."
"I am looking forward to working with Vantage Oncology to continue to provide our community a standard of care for cancer patients that is unequalled by other facilities. I believe that the relationship with Vantage Oncology and their national network of radiation therapy and affiliated cancer centers will help us maintain our mission," said Al Korba, M.D., Medical Director and radiation oncologist for Evansville Cancer Center.
“We are excited to be entering the Ohio Valley market and to have the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and radiation therapy services," said Michael T. Fiore, CEO of Vantage Oncology. "In conjunction with Therapy Associates, it is our commitment to deliver compassionate and innovative care to every cancer patient who walks through our doors."
About Vantage Oncology, Inc.
Founded in October 2002, El Segundo, California-based Vantage Oncology, Inc. acquires, joint ventures, develops and operates state-of-the-art radiation oncology centers. Vantage Oncology was created in response to the growing need among cancer patients, hospitals and physicians for accessible and advanced radiation treatment therapies. Vantage Oncology is led by a seasoned management team, including Chief Executive Officer Michael Fiore, Medical Director Leslie Botnick, M.D., Chief Financial Officer Marshal Salomon and Chief Development Officer Mark Ahem. For more information about Vantage Oncology, visit www.vantageoncology.com.
About Therapy Associates, PC
Therapy Associates was founded by Al Korba, M.D. and Aly J. Razek, M.D. in June 1979 to deliver radiation and medical oncology services. Today, Evansville based Therapy Associates has nine board-certified medical and radiation oncologists and a board-eligible medical oncologist. The practice provides advanced medical and radiation therapy services to communities at six freestanding cancer centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Therapy Associates has distinguished itself during the past 20 years as one of the premier radiation oncology groups in the nation with a proven record of excellence in clinical treatment, superiority in service delivery and technical acumen to develop new cancer treatment programs. For more information about Therapy Associates, visit www.evansvillecancercenter.com.