WHEELING W.VA. — A major announcement Wednesday morning for patients in the Ohio Valley for those who might be looking for cancer treatment services.
This is the first major service agreement between Ohio Valley Health Service and Education Corporation and Ohio States Comprehensive Cancer Center since joining forces with The Ohio State University Wexner Center back in June. OVMC said as part of the affiliation they will now have access to targeted treatment and the latest clinical trials as well as access to leading cancer experts in improving prevention, detection, and treatment of those living in the Ohio Valley suffering from cancer, “Today what we have done is signed an agreement with the James Cancer Center to provide cancer services in research and education here in our community,” said Ohio Valley Health Services President and CEO, Michael Caruso.
James Cancer Hospital CEO, Dr. Michael Caligiuri, said it’s a frightening time for people to learn they may have cancer, and getting the right diagnosis and treatment is crucial, “I think when anyone has a diagnosis of cancer fear sets in and it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion and what we want to provide to OVMC, to their patients here, is that opinion from that expert when they need it,” Caligiuri said.
Patients who come to OVMC for treatment will start to see the new partnership in effect immediately,
as a member of the radiation oncology team from The James Cancer Network is on staff to help patients through their struggle. OVMC said as part of the affiliation they will now have access to targeted treatment and latest clinical trials as well as access to leading cancer experts.