Santa Ana, CA The American Cancer Society’s Orange County Office held its annual Celebration of Life Gala to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer at Kia Motors America HQ in Irvine on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  Festivities began at 6 pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by high-end live auction, delicious, healthy cuisine, and lively entertainment.

A.M. Nasir Syed, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist, at Memorial Care Cancer Institute will be honored for his life-long efforts to save lives from cancer.   He is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Endocurietherapy at Memorial Care Cancer Institute. He is an international pioneer of modern brachytherapy.  He received his medical doctorate in India, did his surgical residency in the United Kingdom, surgical fellowship in Chicago, then moved to Washington, DC to train in radiation.

Dr. Syed has changed medicine with his treatments, and is passionate about teaching the next generations of physicians.  He trains physicians around the world, including residents from USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, Loma Linda University, Stanford, and many other schools of medicine.

Dr. Syed is the founder of the American Brachytherapy Society.  He is the founding Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Brachytherapy International.  He holds six academic appointments including professorships in the Department of Radiology at USC School of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine, and the LA County Martin Luther King Jr/Drew Medical Center.

Jeffrey Goffman, CEO of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, attended the gala to honor Dr. Syed.  Dr. Syed is a Board member of Vicura Oncology, LLC, an affiliate of Integrated Oncology Network.

More than 250 guests enjoyed the evening of elegant dining and enjoyable entertainment, and bid on generously donated luxury items at the silent and live auctions. Attendees included corporate sponsors, business and philanthropic leaders, underwriters, and distinguished community leaders. Last year, more than 300 guests attended the Orange County-wide Celebration of Life gala.

This year’s gala was themed: Hope Grows in Orange County.  The evening’s event benefited the American Cancer Society Orange County’s free patient programs and services and lifesaving cancer research.



About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


About Vicura

Vicura is an oncology management, development and advisory firm that provides services to physician groups and hospitals. Through its subsidiaries, Vicura owns three radiation oncology centers in Southern California – Orange County Radiation Oncology Center, San Bernardino Cancer Care Center, and Mojave Radiation Oncology Center, as well as a medical physics company, Atlas Medical Physics, and a medical radiation oncology billing company, Rad Onc.


About ION
Integrated Oncology Network Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (“ION” or the “Company”) is a radiation oncology management and cancer center development company that partners with hospitals and physicians that seek management expertise. ION provides strategic solutions, development for cancer centers, financing and management services with expertise in radiation oncology operations including revenue cycle & compliance. For more information on ION, please visit our web site at

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