Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) July 29, 2010
Dr. Rao Mantravadi, a practicing physician at Radiation Oncology Associates of Fort Wayne, was recently recognized at an anniversary gala honoring Hoosier Oncology Group (HOG), for 25 years of success and accomplishments. The event was held on April 10th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis.
Dr. Prasad Mantravadi M.D., one of HOG’s six founding members, couldn’t be more proud of the group’s accomplishments over the past 25 years.
“Hoosier Oncology Group’s future is bright,” said Dr. Mantravadi. “Our network is so strong that we’re able to conduct studies that major academic centers cannot undertake. We are excited to see what cancer treatment options look like after our next 25 years of studies.”
Hoosier Oncology Group was created in 1985 when a small team of Indiana-based oncologists recognized the best way to serve cancer patients throughout the state was by sharing research and treatment options. Today, the group, which is guided by a team of academic physician scientists, community cancer investigators and patient advocates, bridges sophisticated laboratory research within hometown healthcare by coordinating trials, exploring new drugs and treatment strategies and refining preventive techniques.
“Hoosier Oncology Group allows clinical cancer research to be conducted at the community level,” said Dr. Mantravadi, who specializes in treating breast, colorectal, and head and neck cancers and interstitial implants for gynecological malignancies at the Lutheran Cancer Center.
Dr. Mantravadi is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Radiation Oncology Associates of Fort Wayne. His other involvements around the community are many. He serves as co-chair of the Hoosier Oncology Group’s Radiation Clinical Trials Working Group as well as on the organization’s emeritus board of directors, lectures as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, and is chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee for the state of Indiana.
In 1986, Dr. Mantravadi co-founded the Fort Wayne African American Cancer Alliance to address cancer awareness education and encourage cancer screenings. He received the Indiana State American Cancer Society Lew Robbins Memorial Award in 1995, which recognized his volunteer work and public education efforts, and he received the Lane Adams National Award in 1999 for providing outstanding, compassionate, high-quality care to cancer patients.
About Radiation Oncology Associates
Radiation Oncology Associates is the largest provider of radiation therapy in Northeast Indiana. Their team consists of qualified physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nurses, and support staff that work together as a unit to provide compassionate care to all patients. Radiation Oncology Associates is a member of the Oncure Medical Corp. network. For more information about ROA, visit http://www.roafw.com.
About Oncure Medical Corp.
Oncure Medical Corp. is a healthcare services company that helps its physician partners meet the evolving business demands of the radiation oncology industry by providing capital, technology, operations services and management expertise, including clinical staff, billing and collecting, data warehousing, accounting, compliance and other administrative services. Oncure owns, operates and manages 37 radiation centers across the country. Oncure is a privately held company whose shareholders include Genstar Capital, LLC, ARES Management, LLC, Caisse de Dupot and Oncure management. For more information about Oncure, visit http://www.oncure.com.