Dr. Jarrod B. Adkison Joins Southeast Cancer Network

Press Releast July 20, 2010

DOTHAN, Ala. - Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) welcomes Dr. Jarrod B. Adkison, radiation oncologist, to the Southeast Cancer Network.

Dr. Adkison joins Drs. Steve Stokes and Mark Dosmann, both radiation oncologists, as a partner in the network. The cancer network currently operates clinics at SAMC and in Enterprise, AL and Marianna, Fla.

Dr. Adkison is a Coffee County native who grew up on his family’s peanut and cattle farm near Elba. “I am very excited to return home and apply my knowledge of the latest cancer therapies to help people in the community where I grew up. The new technologies available at the Southeast Cancer Network allow for the most sophisticated radiation therapy planning, delivering effective cancer treatment while minimizing the risk for side effects,” said Dr. Adkison. “It is truly a privilege to help patients fight this disease.”

Dr. Adkison completed his radiation oncology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While in Wisconsin, he received the Radiological Society of North American Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award for his extensive research work on lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and brain tumors.

Dr. Adkison graduated with honors from the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine in Mobile, where he specialized in radiation oncology, receiving two prestigious scholarships, one from USA and also the E.L. Gibson Medical Foundation Scholarship. During his internal medicine internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he was honored with the Samuel Eichold Award for Outstanding Achievement in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Adkison’s research work is published in several leading national medical journals, providing him the opportunity to present his research work at many cancer symposiums including the First European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

An Elba High School graduate, Dr. Adkison received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Auburn University in chemical engineering. He received the President’s Award from Auburn’s College of Engineering.

When he’s not working, Dr. Adkison enjoys hunting and fishing with his father, who still resides near Elba. He looks forward to seeing patients in Dothan, Enterprise, and Marianna. For more information about the Southeast Cancer Network or to schedule an appointment, please call 334-793-8080.

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