RENOWN HEALTH NEWS RELEASE
The Summit lifestyle center presented a check for $868.80 today to Bobbi Gillis, breast cancer program coordinator, Renown Institute for Cancer, and Joel Muller, vice president, Renown Health Foundation.
The monies were raised at various events at The Summit during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
Renown Institute for Cancer was the region’s first hospital recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for comprehensive cancer care for more than 25 years. Only 25 percent of hospitals nationwide meet the Commission’s rigorous standards.
The institute and the University of California San Francisco Medical Center announced a partnership that has enhanced patient care and improved access to top level medical experts. This recent affiliation brings a team of local and national experts together to offer patients the latest therapies and promising new treatments including access to clinical research trials and expedited referrals to cancer specialists.
Renown Institute for Cancer is the largest healthcare provider in the area conducting clinical trials with the National Cancer Institute. Leading northern Nevada in cancer research, Renown Institute for Cancer has administered more than 135 trials to 870 participants.