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Emanuel Adds Medical Oncology to its Growing List of Specialty Care Services

Turlock, CA- On September 1, California Oncology of Turlock reopens as Emanuel Specialty Care - Medical Oncology to best serve cancer patients in the greater Turlock area.

Mohamed Eldaly, M.D.Mohamed Eldaly, M.D. 

Lucio Nobile, M.D.Lucio Nobile, M.D.

Emanuel Medical Center acquired the practice, located inside the Emanuel Cancer Center. The same oncologists will provide patient care at what is now named Emanuel Specialty Care - Medical Oncology. The practice becomes another one of the hospital's outpatient clinics.

"We're so excited about this opportunity to make this part of Emanuel's services," said Michael Iltis, Emanuel's vice president for professional services. "It's another step to providing seamless care for our patients."

It was the logical next step for Emanuel Cancer Center, Iltis explained, complementing the radiation oncology services at Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center and the diagnostic services provided by Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center.

Dr. Mohamed Eldaly, who has been with California Oncology since its opening in Turlock, remains at the practice. He and Dr. Lucio Nobile treat patients there daily.

"When this practice opened, we saw one or two patients a day," Dr. Eldaly said. "Now we're treating 60 to 70 people a day for cancer and hematologic problems."

Emanuel's medical oncology clinic provides advanced medical oncology services - chemotherapies - and participates in a number of clinical trials testing promising new treatments.

"We have a very strong pharmaceutical industry in the United States, so we have access to wonderful new drugs," Dr. Eldaly said. "Through these trials, we have our finger on the pulse of the latest and most advanced treatments."


One area of clinical advancement is genetically based treatments.

"We do a genetic evaluation of the actual tumor cells to help us decide which drugs will be the most effective," Dr. Eldaly said. "We're very interested in detecting genetic disorders, because then we can help the whole family."

Emanuel Specialty Care - Medical Oncology is located inside the Emanuel Cancer Center at
880 E. Tuolumne Road and can be reached at (209) 250-5320. 

Opened in 2007, the Emanuel Cancer Center brings world-class cancer care to Turlock. The Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer in recognition of its quality of treatment and care - a commendation only awarded to about 20 percent of cancer programs in the country. The Emanuel Cancer Center includes advanced diagnostic services at the Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center, radiation oncology at Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, medical oncology, surgery and other services for cancer patients and their families. Patients at Emanuel Cancer Center can also participate in clinical trials of new treatments.

For more information, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org/cancer.

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