FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), Virginia’s premier cancer care center with 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases, has added a new radiation oncologist to the practice. Harold Agbahiwe, M.D., joined VCS in March. The addition of Dr. Agbahiwe, who has experience using the most up-to-date radiation treatment techniques in the treatment of a variety of cancers, allows the practice to better care for more patients throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
“We at Virginia Cancer Specialists are committed to providing top-notch, comprehensive and integrated cancer care,” said Gregory Sibley, M.D., director of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Cancer Specialists. “Welcoming Dr. Agbahiwe further enhances the quality care we provide to patients by offering convenient, integrated care, with each patient’s medical oncology and radiation oncology team working together to best serve the patient.”
Dr. Agbahiwe received his undergraduate education at Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. After an internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he went on to complete a residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During his time there, his research was presented at both national and international conferences, and he was the recipient of several awards, including the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, a Young Investigator Award from the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiation Oncology, and a HDR Brachytherapy Fellowship from the American Brachytherapy Society. He is board certified in radiation oncology and internal medicine.
“The need for radiation services in Northern Virginia is growing, and so is the VCS radiation oncology center,” said Linda Anderson, executive director, VCS. “The radiation center in Fairfax opened in 2012, and under the esteemed direction of Dr. Sibley, has continued to grow and expand. Dr. Agbahiwe’s extensive training and experience in radiation oncology will complement the practice’s world-class care team. I look forward to the many contributions he will make within our growing practice.”
Dr. Agbahiwe joins Virginia Cancer Specialists after serving on faculty at the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiation Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He holds memberships in multiple medical organizations, including the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Agbahiwe is proficient in French.
“I am dedicated to providing my patients and their families with the highest quality of care during what may be one of the most difficult times in their lives,” said Dr. Agbahiwe. “In joining Virginia Cancer Specialists, I know that I am partnering with the premier cancer center in the Northern Virginia area, enabling me to help even more patients in the community.”
Virginia Cancer Specialists, a practice in The US Oncology Network, has physicians who specialize in all types of cancers, notably breast, colon, GI, hematologic malignancies, lung, and sarcomas. Dr. Agbahiwe joins 27 other physicians at VCS, the largest oncology group in Northern Virginia with nine locations throughout the area to serve patients. The practice offers comprehensive, integrated state-of-the-art care ranging from prevention programs, detection and diagnosis to cutting-edge treatment options, clinical trials, genetic testing and supportive care. VCS is proud to have the longest running stem cell transplantation program in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and the only outpatient program offered in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Agbahiwe is now seeing patients at the VCS Radiation Oncology Center in Fairfax. Patients may call (703) 934-4450 to schedule an appointment.
About Virginia Cancer Specialists
For the past 40 years, Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) has contributed to the campaign against cancer and diseases of the blood. With nine state-of-the-art locations throughout Northern Virginia, VCS is on the cutting-edge of providing patients access to the latest technology, physician collaboration, clinical research, and the most advanced cancer treatments. The dedication of VCS physicians, clinicians and staff to advancing cancer care empowers them to provide top-notch hematology and oncology care and has lead to an expansion into service areas such as radiation, genetics, and bone marrow transplantation. The dedicated and highly-skilled physicians and staff at Virginia Cancer Specialists work closely with patients and their families to create personalized treatment plans that provide for physical and emotional health, all in a familiar community setting. To learn more about VCS, visit www.VirginiaCancerSpecialists.com.
Virginia Cancer Specialists is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, VCS is united with 1,000 physicians nationwide. Virginia Cancer Specialists participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 50 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.