Nevada Cancer Institute opens Las Vegas center

October 6, 2005

The Nevada Cancer Institute has opened its flagship research and care center in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Cancer Institute has opened its flagship research and care center in Las Vegas. The Institute said the facility and staff will bring state-of-the-art, personalized research and care to residents of Nevada and the southeast United States on an outpatient basis.

"The power of the facility is in what and how it will facilitate leading-edge research, invention, and innovation among Nevada Cancer Institute faculty," said Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, the Institute's director.

The center and staff provide multidisciplinary services, including clinical trials, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and imaging, and quality-of-life services.

Dr. Vogelzang, a recognized expert in genitourinary malignancies, joined the Nevada Cancer Institute last January. John F. Ward, MD, joined the Institute as the chief of its department of urologic oncology in July 2005.