National Cancer Institute Honors Michiana Oncologists
Posted: Jan 3, 2012

Michael Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Michiana Hematology Oncology announced today that the National Cancer Institute has honored four oncologists at the Advanced Centers for Cancer Care.

The National Cancer Institute recently recognized medical oncologists Rafat Ansari, MD and Robin Zon, MD, radiation oncologist Binh Tran, MD and gynecologic oncologist Michael Rodriguez, MD for “exceptional achievement in patient enrollments in treatment and cancer control clinical trials” at the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium (NICRC).

“As oncologists, we have a responsibility to provide our patients with the best possible tools to fight cancer,” said Dr. Zon, Lead Investigator for the NICRC. “Sometimes that includes a new medication or treatment option that isn’t yet available. Through our involvement with the NICRC, many of these breakthrough treatments are available to patients in this region. This recognition simply means that patients who can benefit the most from these new treatment options are being connected with them instead of having to settle for other treatments that might not work as well.”

The NICRC is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing advanced cancer research to patients in this region. Designated a Community Clinical Oncology Program by the National Cancer Institute, the NICRC is supported by six regional hospitals including physicians, research nurses and support staff, all of whom work together to assure local patients have access to the latest cancer prevention, control and treatment options. The NICRC is the only Community Clinical Oncology Program in the state of Indiana.

What's New


News Archives for May 2015

5/28/2015 - FREE Concert for the Cure

News Archives for January 2015

1/30/2015 - Living Well With Cancer classes

News Archives for March 2014

3/21/2014 - Having trouble paying your medical bills?

News Archives for January 2014

1/29/2014 - Communication with your medical team.

News Archives for December 2013

12/31/2013 - Eating right in 2014

News Archives for June 2013

6/26/2013 - Links Between Obesity and Cancer

News Archives for April 2013

4/11/2013 - Michiana's Own Gynecologic Oncologists

News Archives for November 2012

11/02/2012 - 9 Myths about Breast Cancer

News Archives for October 2012

10/09/2012 - Local Oncologists Fight the Disease that Whispers

News Archives for March 2012

3/13/2012 - More Treatment Options for Cancer Patients Coming to Michiana

News Archives for January 2012

1/03/2012 - National Cancer Institute Honors Michiana Oncologists

News Archives for October 2011

10/05/2011 - Advanced Center for Cancer Care Opens in Crown Point

News Archives for August 2011

8/22/2011 - American Cancer Society Honors Dr. Rafat Ansari