Regional welcomes new Cancer Care Center specialist
For Immediate Release December
Sharon Regional has announced the appointment of George C. Garrow,
M.D., board certified medical oncologist, as the new medical director
of medical oncology at its Cancer Care Center
in Hermitage. Dr. Garrow comes to Sharon Regional from the Pluta Family
Cancer Center at the Genesee Hospital in Rochester, New York, where
he served as co-director. He also served as chief of the division
of medical oncology/hematology in the department of medicine at Genesee
While in Rochester, Dr. Garrow also served as clinical assistant professor
of oncology in medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine
and Dentistry. Dr. Garrow is a native of western Pennsylvania, having
grown up in Uniontown and graduating from Laurel Highlands Senior
In addition to seeing medical oncology patients fulltime at Sharon
Regional's Cancer Care Center, Dr. Garrow, along with Dennis Ulewicz,
M.D., medical director of radiation oncology, will plan and direct
the cancer program including participation in national/international
clinical trials, physician and staff education, development of community
cancer awareness and detection programs, and evaluating the newest
cancer diagnostic/treatment options, including PET (Positron Emission
PET scanning is a nuclear imaging test for cancer patients that provides
vital information about the function of cells and organs in the body
to precisely detect and monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment.
Sharon Regional's Cancer Care Center will have this new technology
available in early 2001.
Dr. Garrow joins Dr. Ulewicz, board certified radiation oncologist
at the Cancer Care Center, along with Rochelle James, RN, MSN, OCN,
program director, and a staff of more than 20 radiation oncology,
medical oncology, laboratory, social work, and cancer nutritional
staff based at the Center. Dr. Garrow received his undergraduate education
from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University
of Pennsylvania and his medical education at the Pennsylvania State
University College of Medicine's Milton S. Hershey Medical School.
Following an internal medicine residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke's
Medical Center in Denver, he completed a medical oncology fellowship
at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He remained
at Vanderbilt for an additional year completing an American Cancer
Society Fellowship in Medical Oncology. He is a diplomate in medical
oncology of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of
the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has twice received the
Humanitarian Care Award from the patient advocacy committee at Genesee
Hospital in Rochester.
Sharon Regional's Cancer Care Center
is the only facility of its kind in Mercer County, offering total
cancer care within one new and modern location. The Center offers
hematology and medical oncology consultation and treatment; radiation
oncology consultation and treatment; certified nurses and therapists
specializing in cancer treatment; access to national clinical trials,
and a patient/community educational resources library.
The Cancer Care Center also offers additional on-site support for
cancer patients and their families including nutritional counseling,
social service counseling, rehabilitative services, pastoral services,
laboratory services, home health/hospice coordinated programs, education
programs, cancer support groups, and a community referral network.
For more information on the Cancer Care Center call Sharon Regional's
Health Information Center at (724) 983-5518 or (800) 346-7997.