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KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care Physician
Receives Award from the National Cancer Institute
Lexington, KY (October 20, 2017) – Jessica Croley, MD, KentuckyOne Health Hematology and Oncology Associates, has been recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her successful level of participation and the number of patients she has enrolled to the NCI clinical trials over the past three grant years.
KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care, sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives, participates in the National Cancer Institute’s community oncology research program. The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national NCI-supported network that brings cancer prevention clinical trials and cancer care delivery research (CCDR) to people in their communities.
Catholic Health Initiatives was awarded the NCORP grant in 2014 and is now in year 4 of the 5-year grant.
At this year’s annual NCORP meeting, Dr. Croley and other teams and investigators were recognized. Only 10 percent of all NCORP rostered physicians qualified for an award. Dr. Croley received the “Appreciation Award.”
“When it comes to treating cancer, having access to clinical trials gives my patients more options,” said Dr. Croley. “With the option of clinical trials, I can better customize treatment plans for each individual to give them a better chance for many more quality years.”
“Having a nationally honored physician on our team is an asset to our community,” said Bruce Tassin, central and eastern market leader for KentuckyOne Health. “Every patient deserves the best care possible. Having access to Dr. Croley’s expertise, so close to home, makes that possible. I commend Dr. Croley on her recognition.”
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