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MOBILE, Alabama -- Dr. William “Bill” Hixson of Fairhope has joined USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute as a staff radiation oncologist and associate professor of Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology.
He most recently served as medical director and brachytherapy medical director at Gulf Coast Cancer Center in Daphne.
“Dr. Hixson brings a wealth of experience in cancer care, having served the Baldwin County community as a radiation oncologist for more than 20 years,” said MCI Director Dr. Michael A. Finan.
Dr. Hixson will treat all types of cancers, though he specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, including brachytherapy seed implantation. He will see patients mainly at the MCI Kilborn Clinic, located on Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope.
“It’s exciting to be in a center that provides comprehensive cancer care where patients can be seen by multiple specialists on the same day,” he said. “Also, MCI has the newest technology on the entire Gulf Coast.”
Dr. Hixson said that the field of radiation oncology is advancing rapidly. “Our treatments are now not only more effective but also more convenient with fewer side effects for patients,” he said. “We’re going to see further innovation in radiation delivery and applications.”
Dr. Hixson earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at UAB. He completed an internal medicine internship, residencies in internal medicine and radiation oncology, and a research fellowship at UAB. He also studied brachytherapy at the Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle, Washington.
To make an appointment with Dr. Hixson, call 251-410-HOPE.
As the region's only academic cancer center, USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute combines NIH-funded scientific research with comprehensive cancer care serving communities across southern Alabama, southeast Mississippi and portions of northwest Florida. With three locations, more than 50 clinical trials, and five support groups, the Mitchell Cancer Institute guides patients and their families from the moment of diagnosis through survivorship.
With more than 3,800 employees, USA Health is unlike any other health care organization on the Alabama Gulf Coast. It includes USA Health University Hospital, USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Health Physicians Group and USA Health College of Medicine. At least one-third of local physicians, some 2,500, received their training at University Hospital. More than 10,400 nurses and 5,600 allied health professionals received training at USA hospitals.
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