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US Oncology Announces Retirement of R. Dale Ross and Appointment of Bruce Broussard as Chairman of the Board
Date:8/5/2009

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors of US Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, US Oncology, Inc. (collectively, "US Oncology" or the "Company"), announced that, effective Sept. 1, 2009, R. Dale Ross is retiring as Executive Chairman and from the Board of Directors. At that time, Bruce Broussard, the Company's CEO and President, will also become Chairman of the Board.

"Almost seventeen years ago, I founded US Oncology with the mission of increasing access to and advancing the delivery of high-quality cancer care in America," said Ross. "Over the course of those years, US Oncology has refined and enhanced its strong practice management expertise, particularly in the community setting, while developing robust clinical expertise and expanding to offer a wide range of services, resources and tools spanning the entire cancer care delivery system nationwide. Today, US Oncology's mission is to enable physicians to provide the right treatment, at the right time, for the right patient, and the Company is well positioned for success in the future. Now is the appropriate time for me to retire and to turn over full leadership of the Company to Bruce Broussard. Bruce has done an outstanding job since becoming the CEO in February 2008, and I have tremendous confidence in his ability, dedication and integrity. Even though I am retiring, I will continue to be a large stockholder of the Company, and fully and enthusiastically support Bruce, the management team and the Company in achieving its mission."

Broussard joined US Oncology in August 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer, assumed responsibility of the Pharmacy division in September 2003, was appointed President in November 2005 and became CEO in February 2008. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Broussard will retain his positions as CEO and President. Broussard stated, "It has been a privilege to w
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