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Navitas Names Dr. Dean Gesme as Medical Director

DENVER, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America, Inc. (Navitas), the market leader in providing integrated and comprehensive cancer rehabilitation services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean H. Gesme, Jr., M.D. as Corporate Medical Director.

In addition to currently providing care as a medical oncologist in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Dr. Gesme has served as the Past-Chair of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and is Past-Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has been the Oncology Representative on the AMA CPT Advisory Panel dealing with physician coding, and payment issues. Dr. Gesme is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Medical Management. Dr. Gesme attended medical school at the University of Iowa and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine in San Francisco and his fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota.

"Navitas has a tremendous opportunity to serve cancer survivors and Dr. Gesme is perfectly suited to provide medical leadership to this vision," shared Paul Barnes, Ph.D., President and CEO for Navitas. "Dean has devoted his career to the patient advocacy community as well to the treatment of cancer patients. We are fortunate to have him join our management team at Navitas.

"I have been impressed by the clinical basis of the cancer rehabilitation program at Navitas," Dr. Gesme stated. "I look forward to the day where rehabilitation services for cancer patients are as much the standard of care as is true for cardiac and other areas of medicine. Cancer patients deserve no less. I look forward to contributing to the clinical research efforts at Navitas to make that happen."

About Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America

Founded in 2003, Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America ( developed an evidence-based approach to providing rehabilitation and supportive therapies to people with cancer. Navitas provides these services on a free-standing basis as well as through community-based and hospital-based oncology centers and practices. The Navitas vision is to make supportive and rehabilitation services a standard component of the cancer treatment plan through the development of a robust, multi-disciplinary clinical program and demonstrated outcomes for patients and physicians. Navitas is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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