The road to receiving state-of-the-art, highly-specialized cancer care just got shorter — and much more dynamic. Central Kentucky Cancer Center, a fully-integrated and comprehensive cancer care facility that opened in June 2010 in Danville, aligns the entire spectrum of cancer-care options, including medical oncology, radiation oncology and a multitude of support services in one, accessible location.
The concept for this one-stop treatment facility was borne out of a strategic vision to provide a regional destination for the most thorough and technologically-advanced cancer care. This vision has culminated in a partnership of four leading medical providers: Commonwealth Cancer Center, Ephraim McDowell Health, 21st Century Radiation Oncology and UK Healthcare, and their shared commitment to provide highly-specialized cancer care, from beginning to end, in one location close to home.
The key visionary in planning the new treatment center is local oncologist/hematologist Thomas Baeker, M.D., whose medical oncology practice Commonwealth Cancer Center has provided care to Danville and surrounding communities for more than 15 years. In 2007, he and CCC’s practice administrator Mark Allen RN, BSN, OCN, began forming the concept for the facility after recognizing a need to expand their own offices to provide more accessible, comprehensive cancer care in the region.