Nylen Cancer Center Acquires Siouxland Hematology-Oncology
Since the opening of the cancer center in March of 1995, the physicians and staff of Siouxland Hematology-Oncology Associates have provided comprehensive medical oncology services in the Nylen facility as well as at 14 satellite clinics throughout Siouxland while the physicians and staff of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center have provided radiation therapy and support services.
The medical oncology providers joining the June E. Nylen Cancer Center include Donald Wender, MD, Medical Director; Stephen Kahanic, MD; Radha Rao, MD; Kamalesh Bala, MD; and Shari Black, ARNP. Patients will continue to receive services from their established providers at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center and in the 14 satellite clinics thoughout Iowa and Nebraska. Appointments and treatments that are scheduled for 2015 will not change due to this transition.
The physicians of Siouxland Hematology- Oncology Associates have been providing medical care in the area since 1980. They partner with the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Community Oncology Program including Mayo Clinic to offer state-of-the-art treatment which might otherwise be unavailable for several years. The June E. Nylen Cancer Center is the only facility within a 75-mile radius of Sioux City that has some of the latest cancer-fighting technology like SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy).
Patient visits to the Nylen Cancer Center exceed 35,000 a year with an average of 175 visits per day. With the addition of the medical oncology physicians and staff, the Cancer Center will employ 101 colleagues and continue to serve 33 counties in northwest Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota.