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Cedars-Sinai Expanding Access to Radiation Oncology Services With Additional Treatment Center

Contact Diane Wedner | Email: diane.wedner@cshs.org

Los Angeles — Nov. 10, 2016 — Cedars-Sinai is expanding its radiation oncology services in the Los Angeles area with the addition of a treatment center that offers state-of-the-art cancer therapies in a comfortable and convenient location less than a mile from the hospital campus.

The center is a collaboration with Integrated Oncology Network LLC (ION), and it gives patients local access to vast resources and leading-edge treatments.

The facility adds to a growing roster of Cedars-Sinai radiation oncology services. Cedars-Sinai also offers radiation oncology at its main hospital campus and at its affiliate, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute in Santa Monica.

The 8,500-square-foot ION facility, at 8929 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, will be fully integrated into the Cedars-Sinai medical record system. Lab tests, X-rays and reports will flow seamlessly between the center and the hospital.

"Patients will receive the same level of care that's delivered at all of our locations," said Howard M. Sandler, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Cedars-Sinai physicians and employees will staff the treatment center. Mitchell Kamrava, MD, a radiation oncologist joining Cedars-Sinai from UCLA Health, will lead the team and report to Sandler.

The center offers Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator technology, a radiotherapy system that delivers fast cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision while protecting nearby healthy tissue and organs.

"State-of-the-art radiation machines and contemporary and comfortable surroundings will help Cedars-Sinai patients and their families feel at home," Sandler said. "We look forward to providing this important treatment option for those who need it."

The collaboration with Cedars-Sinai reflects ION's focus on expanding its physician networks across the country and affiliating with larger healthcare systems to provide quality and cost-efficient patient care, said CEO Jeffrey Goffman.

"We are honored to be affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, which is one of the largest, most prestigious nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S.," Goffman said.