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Madison Health Cancer Center welcomes Joel Rice, CNP
July 7, 2017

The Madison Health Cancer Center is a member of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James)’s James Cancer Network, which provides quality oversight of medical oncology services for patients at the Cancer Center in London.

As demand for oncology services has grown in the community, as well as the desire for patients to stay close to home for care, the Madison Health Cancer Center provides oncology and hematology services five days per week.

As part of the service line expansion, Joel Rice, CNP, a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse, is currently caring for patients each weekday.

Rice joins Dr. Adewale Fawole, MD, MBBS, a board-certified hematologist oncologist with the OSUCCC – James and has cared for patients at the Madison Health Cancer Center since 2016. Dr. Fawole provides personalized specialist care to patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Rice received his Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and credits his own diagnosis for the desire to care for others courageously battling cancer.

“When I was initially diagnosed with leukemia, I was a 21 year-old student at The Ohio State University working on a degree in Wildlife Management,” he said. “I wouldn’t wish my diagnosis on anyone; however, I’m glad it happened to me because it gave me a purpose.”

Prior to joining the Madison Health family of physicians, Rice served as a family nurse practitioner at Fayette County Memorial Hospital Family Practice and Fayette County Memorial Hospital Urgent Care. He has also served as family nurse practitioner for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the OSUCCC – James and a staff nurse for the Division of Hematology and Oncology, also at the OSUCCC – James.

Rice is passionate about using his experience to provide quality care to area residents.  


“I understand how a new diagnosis feels and how important it is to have a strong support team,” he said. “Madison Health’s affiliation with The James Cancer Network is significant when it comes to providing that team and allowing patients to receive care in a setting that is comfortable and close to home. The James is a beacon for what patients desire – remission and another chance to fulfill their life.”


Rice is engaged in the local community and is currently working to organize a cancer support group for patients, survivors, and supporters.

The Madison Health Cancer Center offers onsite chemotherapy and surgery as well as outpatient chemotherapy, PICC lines and antiangiogenic therapy.

To learn more about the Madison Health Cancer Center, please call 740-845-7218 or visit www.madison-health.com.

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