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To me, this is the best of both worlds. We can remain completed affiliated with the SVRCC and the
The SVRCC has always delivered fantastic care. We have two board-certified medical oncologists and a radiation oncologist who is well respected throughout the state. We have the resources to deliver cutting-edge care and clinical trials in a wonderful and cozy environment near home, which patients clearly say they prefer. Now, we will expand our reach to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and tap into their clinical trials, their tumor boards and cancer conferences, and their outstanding surgical subspecialists. It also allows us access to their 50 plus medical oncologists for opinions about difficult or complex cases.
I have been going to tumor boards at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for the last three years. Now the cancer specialists from those tumor boards are my direct colleagues, and my access to them has just been made efficient and seamless. If I need to speak to an oncologist who treats only lung cancer about a new case, they are only a phone call or video-conference or quick drive away, and that is going add great value for our patients.
SVRCC has always offered cutting edge clinical trials, and that will continue and expand into NCCC’s program. Subspecialists from both the medical oncology and surgical oncology departments of Dartmouth-Hitchcock will now visit
1) Medical and radiation oncology services
2) ACoS and NAPBC accreditations
3) Outstanding surgeons, including one dedicated to breast surgery
4) Dedicated oncology nursing
5) Multi-disciplinary tumor board or cancer conference
6) Cutting edge clinical trials
7) Cancer genetics program
8) PET/CT scans and MRI
9) Digital mammography
10) Dedicated breast health navigator
11) On-site cancer center pharmacist and pharmacy technician to ensure accuracy
It is our expectation that these services will continue to expand and grow in affiliation with our new Dartmouth-Hitchcock colleagues. This is a very exciting time for our cancer center.
Dr. Orion Howard is an oncologist with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and provides care for patients in