Regional Cancer Center
The Regional Cancer Center at Holy Name Medical Center has a multi-disciplinary team of board-certified physicians who provide personalized care for every patient’s unique type of cancer. Each oncologist specializes in a specific type of cancer and works with other members of the team to perform leading-edge diagnoses, staging and treatment services, allowing patients to remain close to home while receiving medical and supportive care. The Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiation Oncology.
Cancer treatment today has evolved into a more individualized approach for patients, with treatment plans that include genetic testing of tumors and those that target specific type of cancers. Holy Name is at the forefront of these advances, with teams of specialists who coordinate care from screening through treatment and follow-up attention. These physicians meet regularly to review each patient’s diagnosis and devise a coordinated treatment plan that may include imaging, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling and support services such as nutrition education.
Among the specialized services offered at the Center:
- Robotic removal and reconstruction of a new bladder for eligible patients with bladder cancer.
- Leading-edge oncology treatments, such as intraperitoneal therapy – chemotherapy through the abdomen for ovarian cancer.
- Special technology that combines an MRI and ultrasound to help locate cancer cells in the prostate, yielding a higher accuracy and less pain during diagnoses.
- Gynecologic oncologists who perform surgery and prescribe chemotherapy, offering a consistent stream of care.
- Free support programs and events through Cancer Support Community, a national organization and formerly Gilda's Club.
- A dedicated surgical oncology service with experts in:
- Breast surgery
- GYN malignancies
- Urologic cancers
- Cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon & rectum