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Americas on the Waterway Supports US Oncology Foundation
Date:6/5/2009

US Oncology employees enjoy after work social and pledge drive

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the generosity of Americas Restaurant on The Waterway in The Woodlands, Texas, employees of US Oncology, Inc. delighted in an after work social and pledge drive to support the US Oncology Foundation.

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More than 90 employees enjoyed the soiree and delicacies provided by Americas, while appreciating a spring afternoon on the patio overlooking the water. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the US Oncology Foundation and garner pledges for the newly-established foundation. US Oncology employees are dedicated to helping cancer patients live high quality lives; supporting the US Oncology Foundation helps to complete the continuum of care offered by US Oncology, Inc. and its affiliated practices.

Lloyd Everson, M.D., chairman of the board for the US Oncology Foundation and vice chairman of US Oncology, Inc. welcomed guests and explained the importance of the foundation's mission. "The goal is to provide prevention programs to underserved areas and to provide education and support for cancer survivors. As we know, cancer can be financially devastating; so the foundation also offers assistance for utilities, transportation, mortgage payments, etc. to help alleviate stress for the patient and their family."

"We're proud of the mission of the US Oncology Foundation," said Ann Wolford, executive director. "Anyone can support the cause. The foundation accepts pledges from individuals, corporations, and in honor or in memory of a loved one who battled cancer. The purpose is to help patients get the support they need to live high quality lives while battling cancer."

"Americas is proud to support our neighbor in The Woodlands, the US Oncology Foundation," says Michael Cordua, owner and founder of Cordua Restaurants who runs and operates Americas. "The foundation's advances in the cancer care arena are a great contribution to the community and we are happy to partner with them in their fundraising efforts."

To make a donation, or for more information on the US Oncology Foundation, visit the organization's Web site at: www.usoncologyfoundation.org.

About US Oncology Foundation

Founded in September 2008, the US Oncology Foundation advances cancer care in local communities by removing barriers to prevention, education, early detection, treatment and survivorship. By working with other foundations and community organizations, the US Oncology Foundation can maximize emergency financial assistance dollars offered to patients for living expenses such as utilities, transportation, food and mortgage payments, and assists with cancer prevention programs to reduce incidence and mortality. For more information, visit www.usoncologyfoundation.org.

About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc., headquartered in the Houston area, works closely with physicians, payers, manufacturers and legislators to identify and deliver innovative services that enhance patient access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology supports one of the nation's foremost cancer treatment and research networks, accelerating the availability and use of evidence-based medicine and shared best practices.

US Oncology uses its expertise to support every aspect of the cancer care delivery system--from drug development to distribution and outcomes measurement--enabling the company to help increase the efficiency and safety of cancer care. As of to the company's last quarterly earnings report, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,227 physicians operating in 468 locations, including 95 radiation oncology facilities in 39 states. For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.usoncology.com.


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