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.