March 26, 2013
Beginning April 1, Commonwealth Cancer Center on the Danville bypass will transition to Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center. The great care that patients have come to expect is now backed by a hospital nationally rated as one of the best for providing quality care, McDowell Health said in a press release announcing the change. The transition is considered a “strategic alliance” by those at the centers, including Mark Allen, Commonwealth Cancer Center practice administrator.
March 10, 2012
Commonwealth Cancer Center in Danville is the newest member of University of Kentucky HealthCare's Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network. The partnership is established with an emphasis on clinical research, with the goal of providing cancer patients in Commonwealth's network of centers throughout the state - including the center in Danville - expanded access to new clinical trials and emerging therapies in their own communities, as...
October 26, 2010
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.
July 28, 2010
Organizers of the gala Luminosity, raising money for the fight against cancer, will host the 14th annual event Aug. 14 — “Luminosity 2010, Join in the Journey.” Harry Nickens, president of Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, says the public will be amazed at the extravagant gifts donated to the auction this year. Commonwealth Cancer Center’s director of communications and resources, Amy Wise, is equally excited about many people having their first experience inside of the center’s new offices.
September 1, 2009
With few building sites springing up around town, the arching metal skeleton of a large structure on Enterprise Drive overlooking South Danville Bypass has piqued the curiosity of motorists. Those behind Central Kentucky Cancer Center hope the building on the hill becomes well known soon as a regional destination. Patients from rural areas will be able to receive all of their cancer treatment, from beginning to end, in one place. The project has grown considerably since Dr. Thomas Baeker and his staff at Commonwealth Cancer Center began looking to expand from their Southtown Drive offices in the spring of 2007.
October 21, 2008
Commonwealth Cancer Center will break ground Thursday for its new $4 million facility in Danville. The state-of the-art regional corporate headquarters and patient treatment facility will be built adjacent to Heritage Hospice in the Boyle County Industrial Foundation's Enterprise Center business park at the intersection of Lebanon Road and the bypass. The facility should be fully operational in 18-24 months. Commonwealth Cancer Center provides comprehensive hematology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology services to patients in facilities in Danville, Harrodsburg, Corbin, Frankfort, London, Russell Springs and Somerset.
August 6, 2008
A Las Vegas themed fundraiser hopes to draw a bunch of "losers" to the Danville Country Club on Saturday so that area women can receive better breast cancer care. The annual Luminosity event sponsored by the Central Kentucky Cancer Program hopes to raise $100,000 through gambling with play money and put it toward the purchase of a stereotactic breast biopsy machine for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. "We're going to have a good time while making a difference in the health of women in this community," said Jo Ann Rice, one of the organizers.
June 18, 2008
Dear Editor, Friday last, Charles G. Campbell, M.D., passed away, and with his departure, Danville has surely lost a community treasure. Fifteen years ago, cancer patients from Danville and surrounding communities were obliged to travel to Lexington or Louisville for the management of their illness. In one stroke, Chuck Campbell changed all that. With little more than a hunch that a town like Danville could support full-time cancer care, he built a radiation oncology facility which, under his compassionate direction, was soon treating cancer patients from all over south central Kentucky.