From OHC

June 12, 2018


Lesia Golden
OHC Marketing Department
513-751-2273 ext. 10204

Nanette Bentley
Mercy Health Communications Department

CINCINNATI, June 12, 2018 – OHC, the region’s leaders in the treatment of nearly every form of adult cancer and complex blood disorders, is partnering with Mayfield Brain & Spine and Mercy Health to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care at the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. The announcement was made today at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.

The Brain Tumor Center features 22 physicians who specialize in neurosurgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), radiation oncology, medical oncology, neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, and rehabilitation medicine.

The center includes the only skull base brain tumor program featuring fellowship-trained surgeons, the region’s only Gamma Knife(r) ICON(tm) radiosurgery program, a multidisciplinary Tumor Board and a nationally recognized clinical trials program.

Vincent DiNapoli, MD, PhD, a Mayfield neurosurgeon and brain tumor specialist, serves as Director of the Brain Tumor Center. Dr. DiNapoli said the Mercy-Mayfield-OHC triumvirate will serve as “an intellectual and technological powerhouse” in the field of brain tumor care.

Peter R. Fried, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC, and Ronald Warnick, MD, a Mayfield neurosurgeon, will continue their roles as Co-Directors of the Gamma Knife Program at The Jewish Hospital.

“The greatest benefit of the Brain Tumor Center is that it will provide patients with access to exceptional surgical services and innovative technology,” Dr. Warnick said. “Most notable is the Gamma Knife ICON, which enables the team to treat virtually any location in the brain with ultra-high precision and minimal effect on healthy tissue.”

“OHC’s radiation oncologists have been using Gamma Knife to destroy the tumor cells while causing little or no radiation damage to the surrounding normal tissue. OHC has treated more than 850 patients using Gamma Knife, giving them new hope and a vastly improved quality of life. In some cases, patients experience improvement within minutes of the procedure,” said Dr. Fried. OHC’s team of radiation oncologists includes Dr. Fried, Elizabeth H. Levick, MD, Marc Mosbacher, MD, and David Pratt, MD.

Karyn M. Dyehouse, MD, a medical oncologist and Chief Medical Officer at OHC, said the partnership will also give patients access to the newest treatments through clinical trials. OHC offers the most cancer clinical trials in the Cincinnati area thanks to its team of 31 dedicated researchers who are engaged daily in a passionate search for innovative treatment options. That dedication is evidenced by OHC’s participation over the last several years in 80 percent of clinical trials in which cancer treatments were ultimately approved by the FDA.

Through its affiliation with The US Oncology Network, a national network of independent physicians, OHC’s researchers have access to more than 300 clinical trials, including the ground-breaking CAR T-cell immunotherapy, the most promising treatment since the introduction of chemotherapy.

“OHC’s clinical trials program is one of only six community oncology practices in the nation recognized by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology,” Dr. Dyehouse said. “This means we are dedicated to conquering cancer worldwide by providing treatments to patients in the communities we serve.”

Mercy Health has invested $15 million in infrastructure, technology and talent in the Brain Tumor Center, which furthers The Jewish Hospital’s position as Mercy Health’s neurosurgery center of excellence. The Mercy health system counted 7 million patient encounters at 23 Ohio and Kentucky hospitals in 2017. The Brain Tumor Center itself has an extensive geographical reach, having already cared for patients from 23 states and provinces.

Mayfield, which operates the region’s leading brain tumor surgery program, brings nationally recognized and highly specialized brain tumor surgeons to the center. Mayfield surgeons have performed nearly 10,000 brain tumor cases over the past 25 years – more than 6,000 open surgeries and more than 3,800 stereotactic radiosurgery procedures, in which precisely targeted rays eradicate tumors without an incision.

The center’s experts can treat all tumors and lesions of the brain and spine, including:

  • Glioma/glioblastoma
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Lymphoma
  • Brain lesions
  • Spinal tumors

The Brain Tumor Center offers:

  • The region’s only Gamma Knife® ICON™ radiosurgery program
  • The region’s only team of radiation oncologists using Gamma Knife technology
  • The region’s only skull base brain tumor program featuring fellowship-trained neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons
  • OHC clinical trials program
  • A multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board

For more information about the Brain Tumor Center, call OHC toll free at 1-800-710-4674 or the Brain Tumor Center at 1-855-823-1537.

OHC – Cincinnati has been fighting cancer on the front lines for more than three decades. OHC is certified by the American Society for Clinical Oncology in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program and the only accredited Oncology Medical Home in Cincinnati. At OHC, the search for new treatments is relentless; the drive to provide superior care runs deep; and our fight against cancer is personal. OHC’s independent, physician-led practice is known for delivering clinical excellence combined with unmatched personal and emotional support in 16 locations throughout the region. At its heart, OHC’s approach to cancer care is simple – to surround you with everything you need so you can focus on what matters most: beating cancer. For more information, visit or Oncology Hematology Care, Inc. on Facebook.

Mayfield Brain & Spine – Cincinnati is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation’s leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.

Mercy Health – Cincinnati makes advanced, compassionate, quality health care easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health – Cincinnati has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years and provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 180 locations across the region. The Mercy Health – Cincinnati network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy Health – Cincinnati hospitals have earned national Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals honors more times than all other Cincinnati hospitals combined, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health – Cincinnati as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems four times, more than any other health system in Cincinnati. Mercy Health – Cincinnati is part of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer. To learn more, visit and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health – Cincinnati on Facebook).

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