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CCK Awards & Recognition

The Cancer Center of Kansas team is proud to have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years. Moreover, we are proud that the achievements and expertise of many of our physicians have been recognized both in our community and on a national level, proving that they are some of the very best in their field throughout the country. Below are some of the most significant awards and recognition given to our CCK team.

Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded by The Wichita Business Journal in 2014

Wichita Business Journal awarded Shaker Dakhil, MD with the 2014 Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a specific individual for his or her life time contribution to the improvement and achievement of health care.

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2014 Health Care Heroes: Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded by the Wichita Business Journal

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    Health Care Heroes Lifetime Speech

    Watch as Dr. Shaker Dakhil accepts his lifetime achievement award.

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Wichita Business Journal Health Care Hero Awards

Dr. Michael Cannon and Dr. Shaker Dakhil, President, at the 2019 WBJ HCH Awards Banquet

2018 Health Care Hero Physicians

The Wichita Business Journal honored CCK's Physicians, Dr. Michael Cannon and Dr. Seth Page as community Physician Health Care Heroes for the 2019 awards. These awards are given to physician who show exemplary performance in their given field. They show dedication to improving health care in Wichita and the surrounding area.

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Dr. Pavan Reddy (left) and COO, Yoosaf Abraham (right), at the 2017 HCH event

2017 Health Care Hero Administrative Excellence and Community Outreach

The Wichita Business Journal honored CCK's Chief Operating Officer, Yoosaf Abraham in the field of Administrative Excellence and CCK Physician, Dr. Pavan Reddy, in the field of Community Outreach for the 2017 Health Care Hero awards. These awards are given to individuals who show commendable performance in making an impact on and help improving health care in our community.

Dr. Bassam Mattar (left) and CNO, Paula Fulgham (middle), with President, Dr. Shaker Dakhil (right), at the 2016 HCH event

2016 Health Care Hero Physician and Nurse

The Wichita Business Journal honored Dr. Bassam Mattar as a Physician Health Care Hero and CCK’s Chief Nursing Officer, Paula Fulgham, as a Nursing Health Care Hero. These awards are given to individuals who show commendable performance in contributing to the improvement of health care in Wichita and surrounding areas as well as extraordinary patient care and satisfaction.

Wichita Business Journal Innovation Awards

2016 Wichita Business Journal Innovation Award Honoree

CCK was chosen based on the 30 year history of finding innovative ways to fight cancer through both research and patient care.

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Castle Connolly Top Doctors Recognition

US News Top Doctors:

In Castle Connolly’s estimation Shaker Dakhil, MD is among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty. Top Doctor Lists are compiled through peer nominations and extensive research that Castle Connolly Medical LTD. has conducted for more than two decades. These lists are nationally published by Newsweek, US News and World Report.

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  • Shaker Dakhil, MD Recognized as America's Top Doctors for Cancer

    2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

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  • Shaker Dakhil, MD Recognized as America's Top Doctors

    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

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Wichita Business Journal Best Doctors

  • Dr. Moore honored as a WBJ Best Doctor

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  • Dr. Johnson honored as a WBJ Best Doctor

National Cancer Institute & SWOG Awards and Recognitions

Wichita CCOP and CCK Physicians
  • Cancer Trial Networks

    National Cancer Institute and Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) recognized the Wichita CCOP as the high accruing CCOP member in the nation for cancer trial networks in 2011.

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  • Special Recognition Award - Clinical Trials

    Special Recognition Award to Shaker Dakhil, MD, FACP for his exceptional service in Clinical Trials by National Cancer Institute in 2005

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  • Harry Hynes Award

    Harry Hynes Award to Shaker Dakhil, MD, FACP for his excellent leadership in Community Clinical Oncology Program Research by National Cancer Institute in 2002.

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  • Gold Certificates of Excellence

    Both Dr. Jeremy Deutsch, Dr. Shaker Dakhil and Dr. Pavan Reddy as well as Research Staff were recognized for exceptional achievement in patient enrollments in National Cancer Institute treatment and Cancer Control Trials.

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  • Platinum Certificates of Excellence

    Both Dr. Christopher Dakhil and Dr. Jeremy Deutsch, were recognized for exceptional achievement in patient enrollments in National Cancer Institute treatment and Cancer Control Trials in August 2014 to June 2017.

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  • Silver Certificates of Excellence

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP) - Wichita NCORP present Drs. Nassim Nabbout, Pavan Reddy, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong and Seth Page for recognition for significant achievements in patient enrollments in NCI Treatment and Cancer Control Trials.

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  • Certificate of Appreciation

    Dr. Michael Cannon was recognized for his number of patient enrollments in National Cancer Institute Treatment and Cancer Control Trials in August 2014 to June 2017.

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Wichita Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

Physicians recognized for top patient enrollments.

Read the press release about the physicians recognized for top patient enrollments.

Awards of Excellence

  • Dennis Moore, JR., M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • Shaker Dakhil, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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Platinum Certificate of Excellence

  • Michael Cannon, M.D., & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • Shaker Dakhil, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • David Johnson, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • Bassam Mattar, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • Dennis Moore, JR., M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

  • Nassim Nabbout, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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  • Pavan Reddy, M.D. & Research Staff

    National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP)

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American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO Awards & Reconginition
American Society Of Clinical Oncology Cck Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials - 2006

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognized the Wichita Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) for it's outstanding contribution to cancer clinical trials in 2006.

The International Association of Oncologists

Selected physicians recognized for excellence by the IAO and spotlighted in the The Leading Physicians of the World publication

Visit the Leading Physicians website here or search the list of Top Doctors here.

  • Christopher S.R. Dakhil, M.D.

    Approved candidacy and spotlight in The Leading Physicians of the World publication based on selection as a 2018 local Top Doctor by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP)

  • Bassam Mattar, M.D.

    Approved candidacy and spotlight in The Leading Physicians of the World publication based on selection as a 2018 local Top Doctor by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP)

Community Awards

Rural Health Community Star 2018

CCK’s Advanced Nurse Practioner, Julie Crotts, who services our Dodge City location has been honored with the 2018 Community Star award by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

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CCK Doctors Chosen Best in Oncology Medicine in Cowley County

CCK physicians, Dr. Shaker Dakhil and Dr. Michael Cannon, have been voted Best of Cowley County in Oncology Medicine by the Cowley Courier-Traveler Newspaper in their 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards for the second year running. The Cowley Courier began a Reader's Choice section in 2018 to allow residents of the county to provide public feedback and referrals.

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Cancer Center of Kansas awarded Wichita Kansas Reader's Choice Favorite

Cancer Center of Kansas was awarded as the 2018 Favorite for Best Hospital for Cancer Care

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Cancer Center of Kansas awarded Wichita Kansas Reader's Choice Favorite

Cancer Center of Kansas was awarded as the 2016 Favorite for Best Hospital for Cancer Care

The Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Awards

  • Cancer Center of Kansas awarded Wichita Kansas Reader's Choice Favorite

    Cancer Center of Kansas was awarded as the 2016 Favorite in Hospital for Cancer Care

  • Cancer Center of Kansas Newton Office awarded Wichita Kansas Reader's Choice Favorite

    Cancer Center of Kansas office in Newton was awarded as a 2017 Favorite in Hospital for Cancer Care

Employer Awards

2016 Employer of the Year by Class LTD

The Cancer Center of Kansas in Parsons has been awarded the 2016 Employer of the year by CLASS LTD. Class is a company dedicated to giving those with developmental disabilities the opportunity to "live a rewarding, fulfilling, and meaningful life". They assist individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities with gaining valuable job skills and experience. We are pleased to continually use their service!

Other Recognitions

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Cancer Center of Kansas 2016 Admirable Statewide Partner

The Cancer Center of Kansas has been recognized as a 2016 Admirable Statewide Partner for our outstanding dedication and continued support of the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life in Kansas.

Kansas Health Information Networks Certificate of Achievement

Cancer Center of Kansas is a proud participant in the physician-led Kansas Health Information Network dedicated to improving healthcare quality, coordination and efficiency through the exchange of health information at the point of care.

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