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Chaundre Cross still missing; GenesisCare saddened by presumed loss of Naples, Florida doctor

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Dr. Chaundre K. Cross, 49, of Naples, Florida, United States is still missing. The radiation oncologist, who joined GenesisCare in November 2004, was last seen wearing a purple shirt and black pants on his boat leaving the Naples Bay Resort and Marina in Naples on August 10, 2022.

On August 16, 2022, GenesisCare issued a statement after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for Cross. The company stated, “We are deeply saddened by the presumed loss of our colleague, Dr. Chaundre Cross, following the U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement that it has suspended its search for him on August 14, 2022.”

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“Dr. Cross has served the Naples and Bonita Springs communities for more than 15 years, providing compassionate and expert care to patients undergoing cancer treatment,” GenesisCare continued. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends and work colleagues.”

An expert in prostate, breast and brain cancer, Cross served as president of the Board of the Cancer Alliance of Naples and chairman of the Cancer Committee at the NCH Healthcare System both in Naples. On the evening of August 11, 2022, his boat was found undamaged in the Gulf of Mexico between Naples and Sanibel, Florida while he is still missing.

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“At GenesisCare, our patients and employees remain our focus,” GenesisCare stated. “We are committed to providing high-quality and world-class cancer care to patients in their local communities. This care will continue without interruption in the relevant centers as we support our employees who are grieving.”

“Our Naples and Bonita Springs Centers are open with coverage from other expert physicians and the support of our talented and compassionate staff,” the company continued. “Patients with questions or concerns about their treatment or care are encouraged to contact their local center directly.”

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GenesisCare is one of the world’s largest cancer treatment providers. Heavily focused on clinical research and innovation in healthcare and leads, it is a part of more than 150 clinical trials worldwide.

Every year, GenesisCare’s clinical teams see more than 400,000 people at more than 440 locations, which include 293 in the U.S., 40 in Australia, 14 in the United Kingdom and 17 in Spain. Globally, the organization employs more than 6,000 highly trained physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff across Australia, the U.K., the U.S. and Spain.

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