Hematology & Oncology
At James P. Wilmot Cancer Center's Department of Hematology/Oncology, we care for and treat patients with cancers that affect blood-forming cells (e.g., leukemia, lymphoma) and solid tumors. Our Hematology / Oncology physicians are expert in choosing and administering drug therapies, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy (sometimes called biological response modifiers) or hormonal therapy, either alone or in combination with other treatments.
About Our Team Approach
While most cancer patients receive several types of treatment including radiation treatment, oncology treatment and surgery, no two patients are alike. That’s why the Cancer Center takes a team approach to create an individual care plan for each cancer patient. Our medical oncologists work closely with their surgical and radiation oncology counterparts to make sure that each patient receives the best care possible – care that is just right for their particular circumstance.
Because the medical oncologist has a broad knowledge of all aspects of cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and management of side effects, he or she plays a central role in this “shared care” approach to cancer. They provide advice to you and your medical team on treatment options, then carry the team approach forward into the meticulous planning and delivery of treatment with their own crew of therapists and specially trained registered nurses. They also collaborate with your primary care physician and other specialists, as appropriate.
Our Range of Treatment Services
We offer a full range of the most up-to-date diagnostic studies and therapeutic treatments available today. In addition to the very best in conventional cancer therapies, over 100 ongoing clinical trials offer patients unique access to the latest in cutting edge treatment for a wide variety of malignancies. Our services include but are not limited to:
- Second opinions
- Consultations on complicated cases
- Outpatient and inpatient care
- Short-term and long-term care and disease management
- Infusions of antibiotics
- Apheresis services
- Programs specifically tailored to the unique needs of women and the elderly
To provide optimal chemotherapy or immunotherapy for the patients at the Cancer Center, curing patients when possible, but always aiming to improve the patient's quality of life. To improve prevention and treatment of cancers as well as management of long-term complications of therapy through clinical and laboratory research. Our patients are our highest priority.