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Ellis Fischel

Joins Leading Cancer Network

“We’re in high cotton,” MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin tells the gathering of physicians and media at the announcement of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s new affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network, March 21, 2014. “[This affiliation] will take us a long way in terms of winning the war on cancer for the people of Missouri, the U.S. and the world.”

Story by Erik Potter
Photos by Nicholas Benner
Published March 21, 2014

MD Anderson affiliation gives access to cancer leader.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center picked up a major seal of approval Friday, March 21, from MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of the nation’s leading cancer center.

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced in the Ellis Fischel Brown Family Healing Garden that the cancer center has joined MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked MD Anderson as the No. 1 cancer hospital in its “Best Hospitals” survey for seven years running.

The affiliation with MD Anderson Network means Ellis Fischel medical teams will have direct access to MD Anderson’s clinical experts, treatment regimens, quality protocols, best practices, and education and training programs.

The experts at MD Anderson see a huge volume of [cancer] patients [1.3 million outpatient visits, treatments and procedures in fiscal 2013], so … the opportunity for us to pick up the phone and talk with them and consult with them will be invaluable to us and to our patients,” said Dr. Paul Dale, medical director, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Breast Cancer Research at Ellis Fischel.

Our patients are at the heart and core of what we do,” he added. With this affiliation, “we are thrilled to be able to make their lives better.”

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