Treatments and Services
The Medical Oncology department is dedicated to providing individualized care for each patient based on their needs. Our Medical Oncologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medications. We use chemotherapy, biologic and targeted therapies to treat a range of cancer diagnoses. The team works closely with healthcare specialists from other departments, including surgery and radiation oncology to provide you with comprehensive cancer treatment.
We work closely with our partners at the WVU Cancer Institute to provide additional treatments which may not be readily available at regional medical centers. Our collaboration with WVU allows us to offer our patients a full complement of treatments starting with diagnosis and ranging through treatment and survivorship.
Our Physicians are also specially trained to diagnose and treat hematologic conditions, also called blood disorders. Blood disorders can be malignant- including leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma or they can be benign. We treat a variety of blood disease including, but not limited to anemias, bleeding and clotting disorders, white blood cell disorders, polycythemia, iron overload and monoclonal gammopathy.
WVU Regional Cancer Center works closely with Kiggundu Radiation Oncology, located in the Dorothy McCormick building at Berkeley Medical Center. Radiation Oncologist use radiation treatments (also referred to as radiation therapy) to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation energy injures or destroys cells in the target tissue, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide.
Radiation therapy may be used to treat many types of tumors, including cancers of the brain, breast, cervix, head and neck, lung, prostate, skin, stomach and uterus.
Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery. In some cases, a person may receive more than one type of radiation therapy. Radiation therapy may also be offered as a palliative treatment, to help alleviate symptoms of metastatic cancer.
- EBRT (external beam radiation therapy)
- IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy)
- IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy)
- LDR brachytherapy
- HDR brachytherapy
- 3D-Conformed radiation therapy
- SBRT (stereotactic body radiotherapy)
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The Surgical Oncology team works closely with our medical oncologists and radiation oncologist to create an individualized care plan for each patient. Using state-of-the-art technology, our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures that result in better outcomes and quicker recoveries. Our surgeons have extensive clinical experience in treating a variety of cancers including breast, pancreatic, and colon, along with a broad understanding of the latest cancer treatment modalities.
We are proud to collaborate with the WVU Cancer Institute in Morgantown to provide comprehensive cancer services to patients in the Eastern Panhandle. If a specialty service or procedure is not available locally, patients may be referred to the Morgantown location to receive treatment from their team of industry-leading oncologists.
WVU Cancer Institute works closely with the Gynecologic Oncology Center at Berkeley Medical Center. Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., has been recognized by numerous organizations for his lifetime commitment to gynecology and women’s cancers. For more information about Dr. Rosenshein and surgical gynecologic oncology, visit Gynecologic Oncology Center.
The Lung Nodule Program at the WVU Cancer Institute Regional Cancer Center in Martinsburg provides a plan of care for patients found to have lung masses or nodules that may indicate cancer. The Lung Nodule Program features a multidisciplinary team of providers from primary care, radiology, interventional radiology, pulmonology, thoracic surgery and medical and radiation oncology. Led by pulmonology and our dedicated Nurse Navigator, the team works together to review cases and create individualized plans of care spanning across multiple specialties. When diagnosing cancer, timeliness and ease of access to diagnostic procedures is of the utmost importance. This team was founded to ensure our patients receive the highest quality treatment without experiencing delay or barriers to care.
For more information about the Lung Nodule Program or to refer a patient, Contact our Nurse Navigator: 304-596-2861.
WVU Cancer Institute partners with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute in Martinsburg to provide Thoracic Oncology services to our lung and esophageal cancer population. Ghulam Abbas, M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S., uses the most advanced equipment and latest surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive robotic surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery, to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Division of Thoracic Surgery has earned a distinguished three-star (highest) rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for esophageal cancer patient care and robotic esophagostomy outcomes. For more information, visit Berkeley Medical Center Thoracic Surgery.