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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Cancer Program Announces New Name

Taking Cancer Care to the Next Level in Our Community

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Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute Announcement
Joe and Maureen Topper (left) joined Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, and Brian Nester, DO, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, LVHN, in speaking at the official announcement event on Friday, Sept. 24.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is honored to announce that Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is now Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute.

“The field of oncology is rapidly evolving, and at LVHN, we are dedicated to providing our patients the highest-level care and advanced treatments within their community,” says Brian Nester, DO, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, LVHN. “In support of this mission, we have received an amazing gift from Joe and Maureen Topper, which will elevate our efforts even higher.”

The Toppers’ gift will be used to bring the most innovative and lifesaving clinical trials to this region.

It also will complement network investments in advanced cancer treatments and technologies, including stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies. In addition, the gift will serve as a permanent source of funding for Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute to attract, recruit and retain the best and brightest physicians, nurses and staff.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity Joe and Maureen Topper are providing us to bring the latest, individualized therapies to patients. It is so important for our patients to have access to advanced care close to home, and their gift will make that more possible than ever before,” says Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. “We are all incredibly honored and excited to be part of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. We look forward to bringing the next level of cancer care to the people of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will continue as one of only three cancer centers in the country participating in the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, which provides patients with additional lifesaving care options close to home.

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