Why Choose WVU Medicine Camden Clark?

Since 1979, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Regional Cancer Center has led the way with state of art cancer care right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Our team of expert healthcare providers are experienced and equipped with the latest technology to create an individualized plan of care.

Our affiliation with WVU Cancer Institute has allowed us access to the latest clinical trials and expertise that only Camden Clark provides to the communities we serve. 

Our staff does everything possible to help patients continue a normal daily routine of work and recreation. Scheduling and treatment plans are designed on an outpatient basis to allow patients to receive treatment with limited disruption of their normal lifestyle. Our cancer program, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, reflects our commitment to provide the finest in cancer care, right here at home?

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Regional Cancer Center

705 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
P: (304) 424-2276

Our Technology

TrueBeam Radiotherapy System

When it comes to cancer treatment our TrueBeam Radiotherapy delivers powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. Treatments that once took 10 to 30 minutes, can now be completed in less than two minutes with TrueBeam, giving our patients back more time to spend with loved ones.  TrueBeam is non-invasive – there are no scalpels, no cuts, and in most cases, no hospitization required.

When it comes to cancer treatment – we want you to have access to the best technology, that’s why we use TrueBeam Radiotherapy. If you’re wondering which you should choose, Cyberknife or Truebeam, we’re here to help.

These two systems have certain similarities. They both rely on precise targeting of tumors using high doses of radiation in a short time frame, minimizing exposure to surrounding structures and healthy tissue

The TrueBeam machine is the newer of both devices. In general, types and stages of cancer that are treatable with CyberKnife are also treatable with TrueBeam, including tumors in certain parts of the body, such as the head, neck, lungs, abdomen, breast, liver, pelvis, and prostate. CyberKnife does not treat large tumors, or soft tissue tumors like those found in the bladder.

Both CyberKnife and TrueBeam use comfortable, molded treatment couches. They both also utilize flexible mesh masks for brain, head, and neck cancers, rather than the rigid head frames bolted into the table used by the Gamma Knife treatment. This more comfortable process is possible because the imaging systems track the tumor movement, even as you breathe.

3D Mammography and Pristina Dueta

We’re proud to have 3D Mammography available to our patients to provide the best images for their scans. Additionally, we also have the ability to let patients control the compressions, thanks to the Pristina Dueta. 

Meet Members of Our Team

Meet Gabor Altdorfer, MD

Meet Jeff Ryckman, MD

Sumaira Shafi, MD

Treatment Options

Radiation Oncology

This involves the use of radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons) to treat cancer. Services include: External beam radiation therapy, IMRT (intenstiy modulated radiation therapy), IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy), Respiratory gating, Prostate seed implant, and HDR brachytherapy.

Hematology-Oncology

This includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology) and research into them. Services include: Biotherapy, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, Hematology, Clinical trials, and Genetic testing.

Infusion Center & Inpatient Unit

The Ambulatory Infusion Center delivers outpatient infusion and transfusion services in a comfortable setting. Specially trained nurses provide patient care procedures involving medication injections, intravenous medications and infusions, blood transfusions, therapeutic phlebotomies, and PICC insertions. Services are available seven days a week and offer convenient appointment hours.

The dedicated inpatient unit includes: 15 private rooms, Oncology-certified nurses, Rehabilitation, and Serenity rooms.

Ghulam Abbas, MD

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Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Medical Center, Camden Clark Medical Center, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
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Gabor Altdorfer, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology, Medical Office Building B
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Susan Carr, APRN, FNP-BC

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Medical Oncology
Oncology, Medical Office Building B
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Jeffrey Ryckman, MD

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Radiation Oncologist
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Camden Clark Medical Center
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Sumaira Shafi, MD

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Physician, Hematology/Oncology
Oncology, Medical Office Building B
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Nik Shah, MD

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Physician, Hematology/Oncology; Physician
Oncology, Medical Office Building B
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Address

705 Garfield Avenue Parkersburg, WV 26101