Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton Welcomes Dr. Chi Tsang as New Medical Director

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Dr. Tsang brings more than two decades of experience in radiation oncology to Hazleton, including expertise with the latest innovations in cancer treatment.

The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton today announced that Chi K. Tsang, MS, MS, MD, is its new medical director. Dr. Tsang brings more than two decades of experience in radiation oncology to this position.

"I am very excited about my new role as medical director, especially leading up to the cancer center's move in September to our new East Broad Street facility and the corresponding technology upgrades," Dr. Tsang says. "The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton is well on its way to offering the most advanced radiation therapy in the area, and I'm proud to be part of it."

Dr. Tsang graduated magna cum laude with a degree in physics and mathematics from Alma College in Alma, Mich., where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his physics training at Michigan State University and also conducted research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratories.

Dr. Tsang earned two master's degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor: one in bioengineering and the other in computer, information and control engineering. He was also a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories.

He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. After completing his radiation oncology residency, Dr. Tsang served as chief resident at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He also completed a residency in nuclear medicine at New York Hospital -- Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Tsang served as medical director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Catherine Hospital Cancer Center in Garden City, Kan., from 1995 to 2001. He practiced at Northeast Radiation Oncology Center in Dunmore, Penn., from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Tsang served on the clinical faculty of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Penn., from 2009 to 2011.

Dr. Tsang has extensive experience in Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). In addition, he has special expertise with brachytherapy as well as radioisotope therapy and radioimmunotherapy, two new types of radiation treatment also known as "liquid radiation."

He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the Pennsylvania State Medical Society.

Dr. Tsang resides in Clarks Summit, Penn., with his wife, Sarah Azan, DMD, and their three children.

Since 1986, the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton has helped cancer patients throughout Luzerne County through its high-quality, compassionate approach to radiation therapy.

The center's board-certified radiation oncologist, along with experienced and dedicated staff, offer patients the latest in radiation therapy technology. Services include external beam therapy, 3D conformal treatment planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy (coming in September 2012), and prostate brachytherapy.

The Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton is accredited in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). The center is managed by Alliance Oncology (, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services. For more information, visit or call (570) 459-3460.

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