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SRHS among 10 sites to join cancer network

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System's Regional Center has joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network.

The move, officials say, will bring south Mississippi improved cancer care with lower costs.

The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/1crOjFl) that Singing River is one of 10 associates in the network and the only one in Mississippi.

Dr. Edward Partridge, director of UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Singing River Hospital Chief Operating Officer Lynn Truelove made the announcement this week.

Partridge says the network's goal is to provide high-quality cancer care treatment to people where they live.

UAB is a National Cancer institute-designated cancer center, one of only 41 in the country. It has 350 cancer scientist and clinicians, members of the network will have access to that latest technology and treatments.

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Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com

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