Tri-City can­cer doc­tor dies in Van­cou­ver bi­cy­cle wreck

Tri-City Herald - - Local News - — WENDY CULVERWELL

A ra­di­a­tion on­col­o­gist was killed in a bi­cy­cle wreck Thurs­day, just days af­ter he be­gan work at the Tri-Cities Can­cer Cen­ter.

The Kennewick clinic said Dr. Michael My­ers died near his home in Ca­mas, in the Van­cou­ver area.

My­ers, who be­gan at the can­cer cen­ter on Mon­day, was re­port­edly wrap­ping up his Van­cou­ver prac­tice. He had pre­vi­ously worked at the Tri-Cities Can­cer Cen­ter in 2011 and 2012.

Dr. Chuck DeGooyer, CEO of the can­cer cen­ter, said My­ers made a pos­i­tive im­pres­sion on staff, pa­tients and physi­cians dur­ing his short re­turn.

“Dr. My­ers was an avid cy­clist, a pas­sion­ate doc­tor, and a truly car­ing fam­ily man,” he said in a state­ment.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Yolanda, and two sons.

My­ers pre­vi­ously worked at PeaceHealth South­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

He earned his med­i­cal de­gree from Ros­alind Franklin Univer­sity of Medicine and Science and took fur­ther in­ter­nal medicine and ra­di­a­tion on­col­ogy train­ing at Alameda County Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Univer­sity.

His PeaceHealth bi­og­ra­phy said My­ers treated pa­tients with breast, prostate, lung and cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem ma­lig­nan­cies and that he re­mained an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor at VCU in Rich­mond, Va.

De­tails of the fa­tal wreck were not avail­able.

Mike My­ers

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