Care to Care, LLC Appoints a Section Chief for Medical Oncology

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Francis P. Arena, M.D. FACP to Lead Care to Care’s Leading Edge Medical Oncology Services Program

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Dr. Arena is a proven leader and nationally recognized expert in medical oncology

Care to Care, LLC has appointed Francis (Frank) Arena M.D as Section Chief of Medical Oncology, Care to Care.

Dr. Arena works with Care to Care’s CMO Julian Safir, MD and Leonard Faber, MD, Section Chief of Radiation Oncology to create a 360 degree approach to the complexities of medical oncology and treatment through the use of Care to Care’s proprietary evidence based criteria. He will assist Dr. Julian Safir, Care to Care’s Chief Medical Officer, with health outcomes research as well as clinical integration into other programs including Medical Oncology.

"Dr. Arena is a proven leader and nationally recognized expert in medical oncology.” said Dr. Safir. “Dr. Arena leads the local community in assisting patients onto appropriate cancer clinical trials. As a medical practitioner, he is keenly in touch with the realities of patient care while maintaining his knowledge of academic life. Consequently, he is an excellent bridge for both communities. “

A Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Arena brings his thought leadership from his experience as a practicing physician, and his academic and research positions as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine positions at New York University and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. Because of his keen interest in cancer research, Dr. Arena helped establish and is the president of the SASS Foundation for Medical Research, which supports medical fellows at a number of hospitals. He is on the Advisory Board of "1 in 9", the Breast Cancer Coalition. Dr. Arena is widely published and has lectured extensively in his field. He is an Assistant Editor of the journal Oncology and previously on the Editorial Board of the Community Oncology journal.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from Fordham University and his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College his internship and residency were carried out at New York/Memorial Hospital, after which Dr. Arena served as Chief Medical Resident and later as Hematology/Oncology Fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was also an Assistant to Chairman of Medicine for education at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Arena will continue as the director of the NYU Langone Arena Oncology Center in Lake Success, NY to propel Care to Care’s Medical Oncology program going forward. The principles behind the formation of Dr. Arena compendia and criteria for medical oncology reflect the complex and changing landscape of therapeutic options available to medical oncologists. Care to Care’s compendia offer physicians and patient’s cutting edge therapies while at the same time, being conscious of the cost of therapeutically equivalent less costly medicines.

About Care to Care, LLC

Care to Care is a URAC-Accredited Multi Specialty Benefit Utilization Management company that provides solutions to ensure payers, their network providers and their beneficiaries receive cost-effective care by reducing redundant or unnecessary procedures, testing and specialty referrals while improving care and access and decreasing delays in treatment. Care to Care's proprietary evidence base guidelines are the most advanced in the industry. We do not compromise on innovation, quality, safety or compliance. We work in small, focused teams that are agile, efficient, and focused on excellence. We are passionate using technology to building the industry’s best programs with the most talented thought leaders.

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