Practice gains access to innovative technologies and services to enhance ability to provide patients with high-quality individualized care 

CCCB LogoMelbourne, Fla., (March 1, 2017) – Cancer Care Centers of Brevard (CCCB), a premier comprehensive cancer center offering state-of-the-art cancer care in the Brevard County area for more than 20 years, has officially joined The US Oncology Network (“The Network”), the largest network of its kind comprised of community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As part of McKesson Specialty Health’s ongoing integration with Vantage Oncology, CCCB is one of 50 Vantage Oncology centers who have now joined The Network.

By joining The Network, CCCB enhances its ability to provide patients high-quality care as well as access to some of the most advanced medical and radiation oncology treatments available today, all delivered in convenient neighborhood locations close to the patient’s home.

“We are excited to join The US Oncology Network, as it will allow us to retain our independence and most importantly maintain our relationships with patients and other providers in the Brevard County community while strengthening the financial and operational backbone of our practice for years to come,” said Giuseppe Palermo, MD, medical oncologist and practice president, CCCB. “The comprehensive resources and guidance from The Network will enable us to continue to provide convenient treatment close to home, without the need to drive lengthy distances for radiation therapy or chemotherapy, while enabling us to compete with greater operational and cost efficiency.”

The US Oncology Network provides effective and comprehensive practice management capabilities and value-based care expertise critical for navigating today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader that works together with stakeholders across the healthcare delivery system to preserve and strengthen specialty care.

With the addition of Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, The US Oncology Network includes more than 1,400 highly-credentialed medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialists. The addition of CCCB’s seven medical oncologists and three radiation oncologists extends the reach of The Network, broadening and strengthening the capabilities and knowledge-base of the organization throughout the region.

The addition of CCCB extends the reach of The Network, broadening and strengthening the capabilities and knowledge-base of the organization throughout the region.

“The US Oncology Network is committed to supporting independent community oncology practices to remain viable and thrive in a complex and evolving healthcare environment,” said Kirk Kaminsky, president of The US Oncology Network and Practice Management for McKesson Specialty Health. “Our innovative and comprehensive practice management solutions allow providers to overcome business challenges and ensure long-term practice health so the physicians can focus on their top priority – helping their patients fight cancer. We are excited for Cancer Care Centers of Brevard to join the Network and look forward to our work together toward our common goal of improving healthcare.”


About CCCB

For more than 20 years, our mission has been to provide a compassionate setting for patients and their families while offering State-of-the Art cancer treatment.  We believe in the dignity of all patients living with cancer and respect their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. At Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, we have the experience, clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology to treat most major adult cancers such as cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, skin, colon, rectum, brain, lymph nodes, esophagus, stomach, bladder, thyroid, bone and spine, as well as the leukemias.  We also treat non-cancerous conditions such as hyperthyroidism, benign brain tumors, acoustic neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia, anemia and other blood disorders. For more information, visit


About The US Oncology Network

Every day, The US Oncology Network helps more than 1,400 independent physicians deliver value-based, integrated care for patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The Network provides doctors with access to coordinated resources, best business practices, and the experience, infrastructure and support of McKesson Specialty Health. This collaboration allows the doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. Together, The Network and its affiliated physicians are committed to the success of independent practices, everywhere. For more information, visit


Media Contacts
Michelle Brown, Oncology Liaison – Cancer Care Centers of Brevard

Tracy Gordillo, McKesson Specialty Health – The US Oncology Network