Message from the Chairman

Tage Haase, M.D., General Surgeon

As Chairman of The Medical Center’s Cancer Committee, I am honored to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals whose mission is to provide the best possible care for cancer patients. The Medical Center sets high standards for cancer care and continually reviews processes and outcomes to ensure we are meeting or exceeding those standards. As a result, The Medical Center’s cancer program has maintained accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 2004.

As a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, The Medical Center offers access to the latest clinical trials and genetic counseling for patients, educational opportunities for physicians and staff, and additional outreach and education resources for the community. Patients will also have access to additional specialty and subspecialty physicians and care while allowing them to stay close to home for most treatments.

The Medical Center is the regional referral center for cancer care in Southcentral Kentucky with nearly 1,000 cancer cases diagnosed at the hospital annually, and provides the area’s only radiation oncology program certified by the American College of Radiology through the Cancer Treatment Center. Our outreach efforts integrate cancer prevention and early detection through education and screenings. Employing advanced technology for the diagnosis of cancer, The Medical Center’s multispecialty team coordinates the best treatment options for each patient, and our Cancer Registry offers lifelong patient follow-up.

By offering the latest technology, comprehensive services, highly trained physicians and experienced staff, we are proud that the highest quality cancer care is available close to home.

Tage Haase, M.D.
General Surgeon
Cancer Committee Chairman