January 23, 2020 IN THE NEWS

(FLINT, MI) Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) presents a series of free educational programs for cancer victims, survivors and their families.

You can attend the ones of your choice.
All classes are held in the lobby of GHCI.

Here is the list of upcoming topics:

Adjusting to Cancer

Meets Thursday February 13 or
Thursday, April 9 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Discussion topics include:

  • Examining Emotions
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Talking with Your Healthcare Team
  • Changes for the Family
  • Facing Cancer with Your Spouse or Partner
  • Talking to Children

Support for Caregivers

Meets Thursday February 27 or
Thursday, April 23 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Discussion topics include:

  • Dealing with being a Caregiver
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Helping with Advanced Cancer Care

To sign up for the sessions of your choice, call GHCI at 810.762.8226.

The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute continues to provide the most advanced cancer treatment services, technologies and programs available in one convenient, close-to-home location. From aggressive prevention programs and early detection services to the application of leading-edge diagnostics and treatment techniques, the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute infuses hope into the heart of our community.




October 29, 2019 IN THE NEWS
Sue Root (right), director of Quality of Life at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, accepted a check for $1,184.38 from Marilyn Maxwell (left) and Nancy Elledge (center) who oversaw a fundraiser for cancer programs at GHCI.


(GRAND BLANC, MI) “Everyone is touched by cancer in some way; that is why we chose to raise money for cancer programs at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI),” announces Nancy Elledge of Grand Blanc.

She, along with more than 75 seniors from the Grand Blanc Senior Center, pooled their resources, time, creativity and money to host a day of exercise and fun with 100 percent of the proceeds going to GHCI patient programs.

“Every year, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we conduct some type of activity at the center,” Elledge reports. Usually it is on a much smaller scale. We’ll bake pink cupcakes or make signs to support a loved one with cancer. This year, we decided to go much bigger. We hadn’t organized a fundraising benefit before

“We were amazed at the outpouring of support!”

The event included a silent auction for dozens of gift baskets filled with items the senior center participants donated, a raffle for gifts packed inside pink bags, and an hour of exercise, followed by food, refreshments and a check presentation to GHCI for $1,184.38.

These funds will be used to support programs offered free of charge to patients at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. Programs and classes include:

  • Creative Expression: an art class to relax the mind and have some fun
  • Advance Care Planning: a class to help you plan for your future medical care and give you and your family peace of mind
  • Beginning yoga and chair yoga
  • Cooking with Anne: food demonstration classes designed to help improve nutrition knowledge
  • Get it Out: express your thoughts, feelings and life experiences through journaling
  • Yoga: to manage stress, pain and fatigue
  • Look Good … Feel Better: helps women cope with appearance-related side effects of their cancer and regain their self-confidence
  • Lymphatic drain massage: improve flow and drainage by stimulating the lymphatic vessels
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition and cancer: learn to eat the right kinds of food during treatment to help you feel better and stay strong
  • Scrapbooking

Sue Root, director of Quality of Life programs at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, was presented with the check, and expressed her thanks to the crowd of some 75 people gathered to support the fundraising event at Grand Blanc Senior Center. “I am so touched by the efforts of the seniors in our community who selflessly chose to help our patients. They devoted countless hours to make this event successful. The check for $1,184.38 will help greatly in Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute efforts to offer a variety of free programs for our patients to help them during their treatment, recovery and healing process.”

The Grand Blanc Senior Center event was free. The money raised came from the raffles and gift bags, and “many people just stopped in to make a cash donation,” Elledge notes. “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people in our community. There are so many good people in the world.”

Elledge and her fundraising team say they are going to do another fundraiser next year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s going to be even bigger!” she announces.


July 19, 2018 IN THE NEWS

(FLINT, MI) Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute is proud to announce an addition to its medical team. Radiation Oncologist Tushar Shah, MD, has joined Paul Kocheril, MD, and Collaborative Radiation Oncology, PLLC, in Flint.

Dr. Shah comes to Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute from St. Mary’s of Michigan. He has been in practice for more than 20 years. He completed his radiation oncology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, and his internship in general surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Shah’s special interests include stereotactic radiotherapy and cancers of the prostate, breast and lung as well as GI malignancies.

He accepts many insurances.

The practice of Collaborative Radiation Oncology – Dr. Shah and Dr. Kocheril – is located at 302 Kensington Avenue in Flint, inside Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. Dr. Kocheril and Dr. Shah bring a combined 47 years of specialized medical experience to the community. To reach their office, call 810.762.8490.

The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute’s comprehensive range of radiation oncology treatment services include new technology such as the TrueBeam STx linear accelerator and BrainLab Novalis. Its arsenal of treatment capabilities also includes the Trilogy Linear Accelerator, Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator, ACQSim CT Simulator, Treatment Planning Systems and High Dose Brachytherapy.

Patients at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute are in very capable hands knowing the institute offers the most advanced treatment options and in a close-to-home location.

Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute

302 Kensington Avenue
Flint, MI 48503

810-762-8226 | 888-762-8675

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Hurley Medical Center
Michigan Cancer Consortium


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