physicians in our practice are specialists in the diagnosis and
treatment of cancer, blood disorders, thrombosis and related genetic
disorders. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and office personnel work closely
with you and your family doctor to provide you with the best in
medical care and personal attention.
- We have moved to a larger new suite in the expanded Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
- We are proud to announce the addition of our 8th physician.
Our board-certified physicians in Hematology and Oncology, have
trained and held faculty positions in nationally and internationally
recognized academic centers. Our physicians have experience in the
diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders of the blood and
solid organs such as leukemia, lymphomas, and breast cancer. We
are major contributors to National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical
Our physicians have experience in the diagnosis and treatment of
diseases of the bone marrow ("blood count factory"), excessive
bleeding tendencies (bleeding disorders such as hemophilia), and
excessive blood clotting (thrombosis). Our physicians have organized
and directed nationally and locally funded hemophilia programs,
participated in clinical trials for the treatment and prevention
of thrombosis, and have conducted basic research in understanding
how blood coagulation factors (ingredients) function.
Our physicians have expertise in the use of and risks of blood transfusion
and therapeutic pheresis [blood component extraction for treatment
purposes]. Our physician is board-certified in transfusion medicine
by the American Board of Pathology, and has directed major transfusion
programs in our region.
MARROW AND STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION
Our physicians have training and expertise in the treatments and
technology of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. We have
organized and directed a major transplantation program in the region,
with access to local, regional, and national clinical trials. We
have access to national and international bone marrow donor programs.
Our physicians participate in the national effort by the major society
of cancer specialists, The American Society of Clinical Oncology,
for the appropriate use and education concerning new genetic discoveries
and their effect in the management of cancer. Members of our group
have described specific gene mutations involved in blood disorders,
have made observations about genetic changes associated with leukemia,
and are conducting research to find new genes contributing to conditions
such as Alzheimer's Disease. Along with our nurse practitioner,
we offer testing and counseling services for genetic cancer susceptibility.