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Michelle Keene, 571-499-1914
(FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA) July 5, 2022 –– Virginia Cancer Specialists is kicking off a yearlong celebration of 50 years of progress in cancer care and research, comprehensive cancer care, exceptional contributions to cancer research, and outstanding patient care.
Virginia Cancer Specialists will kick off a celebration of the landmark anniversary in July and continue throughout 2022 and 2023 at all ten offices throughout Northern Virginia and by showcasing its new Comprehensive Cancer Center in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition, the celebration will include 50th-anniversary web content, social media content featuring historical moments, a celebration, a 50th-anniversary video, and other events that will be announced throughout the year.
“In 1972, Virginia Cancer Specialists was founded with the mission of providing high-level oncology care in the community. Today, I am united with my 35 physician colleagues in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, and palliative care with nearly 500 employees as we celebrate 50 years of comprehensive, quality, and compassionate care,” says Dr. Dipti Patel-Donnelly, Oncologist and Practice President, Virginia Cancer Specialists. “We’re celebrating much more than the practice history. We’re celebrating our providers, nurses, staff – and especially our patients who have allowed history to happen here at Virginia Cancer Specialists, “says Patel-Donnelly.
“Virginia Cancer Specialists has been an integral part of our community here for 50 years, making high-quality cancer care a reality while offering advanced and integrated solutions close to home.” says Elise Powers, Executive Director, Virginia Cancer Specialists. “I am proud and humbled by our amazing team of clinicians, researchers, and everyone else who continually work together to shape the future of cancer care here in Northern Virginia. None of our accomplishments would have been possible without the contributions of those who came before us.”
Dr. Arthur Kales founded a small practice dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment for cancer and blood diseases in 1972, developing the groundwork for decades of research, new therapies, and future cures.
“The most important thing for our practice from day one has been patient care,” said Dr. Kales. “I think we made patient care better for the community by really focusing on that.”
Virginia Cancer Specialists has contributed to the local community in the Northern Virginia Region:
“Over the last few decades, Virginia Cancer Specialists’ researchers have helped lead the way in personalized cancer treatment using precision medicine, targeted treatments and becoming a world leader in the fight against cancer,” says Dr. Alexander I. Spira, Co-Director, Virginia Cancer Specialists Research Institute, Director of Thoracic and Phase I Programs.
About Virginia Cancer Specialists
Virginia Cancer Specialists is the largest comprehensive private cancer practice in Northern Virginia. It features a world-class treatment team fighting cancer and diseases of the blood, offering access to the most current treatment protocols, clinical trials, and comprehensive care. Its fully staffed, comprehensive clinical research program also includes a dedicated research facility for Phase I clinical trials – the Virginia Cancer Specialists Research Institute, the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. The practice offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, musculoskeletal tumor surgery, breast surgery, thoracic surgery, genetic counseling, palliative care, oncology nurse navigators, oncology infusion nurses, oncology pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, and laboratory technicians. Virginia Cancer Specialists is part of the US Oncology Network. This collaboration unites the practice with more than 1,400 independent physicians and research and data from thousands of cancer patients in clinical trials across the country. Virginia Cancer Specialists also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies. The Network is supported by McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare solutions.
For more information on Virginia Cancer Specialists, visit: VirginiaCancerSpecialists.com