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May 12, 2005

Treating cancer: New Hope Cancer Center Is In The News

Topics: News and Commentary

The New Hope Cancer Center in Spring Hill is in the news. The Hernando Today-online edition has an article today that offers good insight into the quality and type of care that is available to the cancer patient at the New Hope Cancer Center in Spring Hill, Florida. A private practice, the New Hope Cancer Center physicians are associated with the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, making Moffitt's resources available locally to Hernando County patients. Although Joseph D. Rosen, MD was the physician interviewed in the piece, New Hope is fortunate to be staffed by several additional physicians, all of which have excellent credentials and contribute to the world-class care that is available to New Hope patients.

The medical staff at New Hope includes Jorge Ayub, M.D.,who completed his Fellowship at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. with further training at Mt. Sinai Midical Center. Dr. Ayub is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Joseph Sennabaum, M.D., completed his Fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sennabaum is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. Gerald Sokol, M.D., completed his Fellowships in Radiation Medicine/Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Arthur Matzkowitz, M.D. completed his Fellowship at SUNY, Stony Brook Hospital, New York. Dr. Matzkowitz is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Therapeutic Radiology. Mary Manlei Li, M.D., Ph.D., obtained her medical degree at the Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, P.R.,China. Dr. Li completed her Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, where she also received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Joseph D. Rosen, M.D., who was quoted in the following news article, obtained his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and his Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University of Colorado in Denver. The combined medical staff at New Hope offer a unique opportunity for patients in the Hernando county area to receive the quality of care that many patients would otherwise have to travel long distances to have available to them.

For a perspective of what is available at New Hope, let's look at the news artile in Hernando Today:

- Hernando Today

(...) "Cancer is a whole variety of diseases. Cells in the body are supposed to die off to be replaced by others. What cancer diseases have in common is that one cell has become immortal. It replicates, and its descendants don't die off, either. Eventually they split from the colony and form new growths. To prevent that is what cancer treatment is all about."

(...) Joseph D. Rosen, MD, board-certified medical oncologist, offers this definition as a beginning for people who want to become familiar with this basket of diseases that create so much dread in individuals and families.

(...) "My job is to regularly assess the patient's condition and guide the individual toward the best options for that person," he continues. Cancer's prognosis depends largely on its speed of growth. Is it fast or slow? Leukemia is a form of cancer. Is it acute, or is it chronic? What is needed to combat this potentially deadly growth?

(...) The patient is in control, he says. Knowledge is power. To gain that power, patients and their families who have computers are going to the Internet, which offers both accurate facts and explanations as well as an awful lot of misinformation. He cites www.NIH.gov (National Institutes of Health), www.Cancer.org (American Cancer Society), www. NCCN.org (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) and www. WebMD.com as trustworthy sources.

(...) Rosen's original training was in family medicine. The field didn't present the challenges he'd hoped for when he was in training. He sidestepped into the Critical Care field, but missed the personal contact with his patients.

(...) "In Medical Oncology, everyone is a challenge," he says. He's found his niche.

(...) The New Hope Cancer Center is located at 10063 County Line Road and can be reached at (352) 683-8178. Other New Hope centers are located in Hudson and New Port Richey.

Read the entire article at Hernando Today, online edition.

New Hope Cancer Centers provide comprehensive resources for the treatment of cancer, and emphasize "State of the HEART CARING" and "State of the ART TECHNOLOGY" to help their patients have the best possible treatment outcomes and the best quality of life.

New Hope's world-class resources inlude Medical Oncology, Hematology, Radiation Therapy, Hyperthermia, Clinical Studies, Support Groups, Nutritional Counseling, and Integrated Resources.

Posted by Richard at May 12, 2005 10:19 AM


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