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Prakash Joins Texas Medical Assoc. Committee on Cancer

Publication: The Paris News

Dr. Sucharu “Chris” Prakash, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Paris, accepted a position on the Texas Medical Association Committee on Cancer. 

The committee oversees cancer-related activities of the TMA, including education, prevention and collaboration with industry partners. He was nominated by Texas Oncology President and Chairman Dr. Steven Paulson. His three-year term begins this month.

In his role, Prakash will assist in carrying out the important work of the committee in advancing care in Texas. In addition to working closely with partner organizations, including insurers and hospitals, to continue improving cancer treatment for Texans, Prakash sees his position on the committee as an opportunity to prioritize important issues in oncology care, such as early detection, diagnosis, quality of life and survivorship. 

“This nomination gives me a chance to further my work serving cancer patients in Texas. It is an opportunity to share my experiences, collaborate with providers and legislators, and influence cancer policy in the state,” Prakash said.

With Prakash’s appointment to the committee, Texas Oncology expands its presence among the community of industry leaders that make up the Texas Medical Association.

“Because we at Texas Oncology treat about half of Texans living with cancer, it’s vital we have a voice in public policy that affects our patients and the care they receive,” Prakash said. 

Prakash joined Texas Oncology-Paris in July 2000. He eventually took on the roles of principal investigator for research trials at the site and regional medical director for the Paris, Mount Pleasant and Greenville areas. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for Texas Oncology and is a member of the US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee. 

In his nearly 20 years of service with Texas Oncology, Prakash has become a thought leader in the local health care community, acting as medical liaison for the local newspaper, in addition to a trusted advocate for his patients, and an important part of the Texas Oncology team working to advance cancer care and research in the tight-knit community of Paris.

Read the full story at The Paris News.  

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