Seidman Cancer Center

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

University Hospitals names Theodoros N. Teknos, MD, President and Scientific Officer of UH Seidman Cancer Center

CLEVELAND -- After a rigorous national search, University Hospitals has announced the appointment of Theodoros N. Teknos, MD, as the new President and Scientific Officer of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.  He will begin Oct. 1.
He will take over from current UH Seidman President Nathan Levitan, MD, who has been in the position since 2008 and who announced his plan for retirement earlier this year.
Daniel Simon, MD, President of UH Cleveland Medical Center, who made the announcement, said Dr. Teknos is a “highly respected physician, researcher and administrative leader.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center now accepting patients

CLEVELAND – The new University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center will open for patient care Monday, July 24. Under the direction of Judah Friedman, MD, it will be the only center in Geauga County offering comprehensive cancer care in one location.
UH Seidman Cancer Center has provided services at UH Geauga since 2008 and had outgrown its original space as patient volume has increased and outpatient cancer care has expanded, according to Dr. Friedman. “The new UH Seidman Cancer Center fills a growing need in Geauga County for state-of-the-art cancer care in a spacious facility, close to home,” he notes..
The 11,500 sq. ft. UH Seidman Cancer Center addition to the hospital building features 10 physician exam rooms for medical and radiation oncologists. Eighteen comfortable infusion bays where patients will receive chemotherapy each have a large window overlooking the woods, and radiation oncology is directly adjacent to the center for patient convenience and comfort. The center was designed to create a soothing patient environment with special touches such as a natural stone accent wall to create a calming ambiance. 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

UH Seidman Cancer Center’s Five Star Sensation Shines Culinary Spotlight on Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s most celebrated benefit--Five Star Sensation--features over 80 acclaimed chefs and vintners from around the world. Michael Symon, renowned Iron Chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, leads this year’s Five Star Sensation as the event’s Host Chef.
Five Star Sensation, Northeast Ohio’s premier food and wine event, has raised more than $18 million for University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center since the event began in 1987. Tickets are now available for this extraordinary celebration of food and wine to be held Saturday, June 24, at Cuyahoga Community College in Highland Hills, OH. The evening includes live music, dancing, a silent auction, wine pull and more.
This marks Symon’s second time as Host Chef. A Cleveland native with acclaimed restaurants Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in Cleveland, Roast in Detroit and several locations of B Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, Symon is renowned in the culinary world. “I am thrilled to participate in this culinary extravaganza in my hometown benefiting University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center,” said Symon. “It raises vital funds for such an important cause in our community, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve as Host Chef of this truly sensational evening.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

National Institutes of Health honors research leaders from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University with prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

CLEVELAND – Two internationally recognized medical research leaders from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 7-year, $6.7 million dollar awards, which are the highest honor and largest individual support grants conferred by the NIH, will advance promising molecular studies of colon cancer and age-related cardiovascular risks, respectively. The honored physicians are:
Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, head of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Markowitz-Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and medical oncologist at UH Seidman Cancer Center, received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award.  

Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals and Harrington Discovery Institute; Chief Research Officer, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute; Vice Dean for Medical Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

UH Seidman Cancer Center receives recognition for cancer care from largest oncology society in United States

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. QCP builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).
In applying for Certification, UH Seidman Cancer Center participated in a voluntary comprehensive site assessment against clearly specified standards that are consistent with national guidelines and was successful in meeting the standards and objectives of QCP.
“ASCO’s QOPI certification recognizes those oncology practices that are committed to delivering the highest quality of cancer care,” said ASCO President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FASCO. “By achieving certification, these practices have demonstrated their commitment to quality and safety excellence in the care they deliver to patients, as well as to the continuous process of quality improvement.”

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