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Cooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health today announced a new partnership creating an integrated cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital that will be overseen by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

In September 2013, Cooper partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, to create MD Anderson at Cooper. Through this partnership, MD Anderson at Cooper patients have access to the same cancer treatment plans delivered at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, as well as access to innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies and groundbreaking clinical research.

“MD Anderson at Cooper offers patients advanced cancer care close to home, and we are proud to partner with Redeemer Health to extend these services to the residents of southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, Co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care.

“This partnership fulfills Redeemer Health’s commitment to create affiliations that add value to the communities we serve,” said Michael Laign, President and CEO of Redeemer Health. “Cooper, through MD Anderson at Cooper, is transforming cancer care in the region. Now more patients will have access to advanced cancer treatment, combined with the warm, personal, and patient-centered approach Redeemer Health is known for.”

The partnership between Cooper and Redeemer Health expands the advanced cancer care provided by MD Anderson at Cooper to Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties. Local residents can stay close to home and have convenient access to proven cancer treatment protocols, cancer experts, clinical research, and patient support and education resources through MD Anderson at Cooper.

“MD Anderson at Cooper continues to grow and transform cancer care for patients in the region by providing advanced quality care close to home, and this new partnership with Redeemer Health will add another convenient location for local cancer patients,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, Co-CEO of Cooper.

“With access to groundbreaking research and leading cancer experts, we can now tailor our patient’s treatment to their unique needs and diagnosis,” said William Scarlett, DO, Executive Director of the Redeemer Cancer Center and the Director of Surgical Services at Redeemer Health.

Several MD Anderson at Cooper physicians are already based at Redeemer Cancer Center and are working in collaboration with Redeemer’s talented cancer physicians to develop a new multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, focusing on breast, lung, gynecological, and colorectal cancers. Additional Hematology/Oncology physicians are actively being recruited to join the program. The program offers comprehensive cancer care including hematology/oncology, radiation therapy, surgery and other treatments and services.

For more information about the cancer program at Redeemer Health or to make an appointment, call 215-938-3555.

About Redeemer Health

With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Redeemer Health remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its Founders, the Sisters of the Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. A Catholic healthcare provider, Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, three skilled nursing facilities, personal care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an independent living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Redeemer Health serves southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.

About Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care is a leading academic health system and the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey. Cooper’s mission is to serve, to heal, and to educate. Annually, nearly two million patients visit Cooper’s 700-plus physicians practicing in 75 specialty areas at more than 100 convenient medical offices and three urgent care centers. The Cooper Health Sciences campus is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Visit CooperHealth.org to learn more.

About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is South Jersey’s leading cancer center. Through our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center – a world-renowned cancer center – our patients have access to advanced cancer treatments. Our multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to cancer care combines the expertise of our highly skilled cancer specialists with innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies and groundbreaking clinical trials.

MD Anderson at Cooper takes a disease-site-specific approach to cancer care. Experts from every area of cancer medicine work together to provide each patient with outstanding care from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and beyond. Patients also have access to our full range of supportive care services throughout their cancer journey. Learn more at MDAndersonCooper.org.