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January 10th, 2020 Baptist Health International

Radiation Oncology Expert from Miami Cancer Institute to attend January Clinic at The Cancer Centre Bahamas

Dr. Chuong in front of MCI Proton Machine 2MIAMI – January 10, 2020 – Michael Chuong, M.D., Director of Clinical Research & Education and Director of Proton Therapy and MR-Guided Radiation Therapy at Miami Cancer Institute, will attend the Radiation Oncology Specialists Clinic to be held Friday, January 17th at The Cancer Centre Bahamas. The clinic is organized by Baptist Health International and Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, in collaboration with The Cancer Centre Bahamas.

A specialist in the use of radiation therapy to treat gastrointestinal cancers and lymphomas, Dr. Chuong received his medical training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of South Florida/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Chuong has developed widely-used clinical practice guidelines for utilizing proton therapy across disease sites. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Medicine and the Clinical Research Award from the Moffitt Cancer Center Research Symposium. Dr. Chuong is affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Radiation Oncology.

The Radiation Oncology Specialists Clinic will facilitate consultations for any patients potentially benefiting from the latest technology platforms, including TrueBeam, CyberKnife M6, Radixact, Gamma Knife Icon, Viewray MRIdian Linac, and Proton Beam Therapy at Miami Cancer Institute – the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Miami Cancer Institute has built a multidisciplinary radiation oncology department, comprised of world-renowned experts and state-of-the-art technology,” said Dr. Minesh Mehta, chief of radiation oncology. The Institute features a robust roster of nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists who collectively have over 25 years of proton therapy experience. “Access to these resources will help patients and doctors in the Bahamas make better-informed decisions regarding their medical care in the fight against cancer,” said Dr. Mehta.

The Radiation Oncology Specialists Clinic will continue to be held every three to six weeks and will feature radiation oncologists from Miami Cancer Institute specializing in the treatment of prostate, breast, gynecological, gastrointestinal and head and neck cancers.

In addition to Dr. Chuong, other Miami Cancer Institute physicians who will be on rotation include Drs. Noah Kalman and Joseph Panoff. Drs. Minesh Mehta and Marcio Fagundes have previously attended the clinics in Nassau on behalf of the Institute.

To schedule an appointment or for more information on how to begin the case evaluation process, please   contact The Cancer Centre Bahamas at 242-502-9610.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Baptist Health International
Baptist Health International is one of the largest hospital-based international programs in the United States with more than 13,000 international patient visits at Baptist Health South Florida facilities from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County. Baptist Health International is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality services for international physicians and their patients, including hospital admissions, outpatient medical exams, medical second opinions, and physician consultations, as well as concierge services.

About The Cancer Centre Bahamas
The Cancer Centre Bahamas is among the leading comprehensive cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment centres in the English-speaking Caribbean. The centre is the only one of its kind in this hemisphere and now the only accredited American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Centre outside the United States and North America. It is the only one to house the entire medical, pediatric, surgical and radiation oncology staff under one roof with all supporting areas and state-of-the-art equipment. Located within The Medical Pavilion Bahamas, The Cancer Centre Bahamas is a private, non-government facility, which enables it to move speedily to adapt to new technology, equipment and personnel, thereby keeping it on the leading and cutting edge of cancer care. Housed in a new $12 million facility, with a brand-new Medical Oncology Division and its own Chemotherapy Infusion Centre which functions as a Day-Hospital

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