Comprehensive Cancer Center
At the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miami Valley Hospital South, you’ll find a team of professionals with the experience of many cancer journeys. Our goal is to arm you with the information to choose the best direction for your care—and the resources to battle cancer with confidence close to home.
A Whole Building Filled with Hope
The five-story, 93,000-square-foot Comprehensive Cancer Center brings together all the resources for fighting many types of cancer. The Center’s design promotes seamless flow throughout many care providers, and each feature of the Cancer Center has been designed to promote healing.
Some of the highlights of this building filled with hope are:
Personalized Care from Our Physician Partners – Over 50 physicians specializing in many types of cancer develop and oversee treatment plans for patients.
Individualized Care Management – The Center assigns many patients a nurse navigator who serves as a guide through each step of their specific treatment and recovery plan. The Center also provides a genetic counselor for patients and families with concerns about cancer risks.
Medical Oncology Infusion Center – Patients having chemotherapy and other infusions receive their care in a bright, comfortable setting. The 14 treatment spaces in Medical Oncology and eight treatment spaces in the Gynecologic Oncology Center feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer restful views of the healing garden.
Radiation Therapy with TrueBeam® – The Comprehensive Cancer Center features the area’s first TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, which delivers powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy. Such measured precision means that TrueBeam can deliver higher doses of radiation in a much shorter time. Using TrueBeam, physicians can treat some patients in as few as one to five sessions. TrueBeam is the first of its kind in the Dayton area.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers medical oncology and chemotherapy, advanced radiation therapy, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology and a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, as well as guidance on cancer prevention. The cancer center eliminates the need for traveling to several locations for outpatient cancer care.
Gynecologic Oncology Center – For more than 30 years, Miami Valley Hospital has offered specialized care for women with cancers of the uterus, ovary and related organs. Physicians with advanced education in treating female cancers guide all phases of care including surgery, infusion therapy, radiation therapy and recovery.
High Risk Breast Cancer Center – Miami Valley Hospital’s High Risk Breast Cancer Center offers counseling, individualized screening and follow-up plans and genetic evaluations for women at increased risk of breast cancer. The Center’s team includes a certified nurse practitioner, certified genetic counselor and a board-certified surgeon.
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories – Physicians regularly order blood tests during cancer treatment and follow-up. Technicians skilled in meeting the unique needs of cancer patients work in CompuNet’s lab inside the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Clinical Trials – In collaboration with Dayton Clinical Oncology Program (DCOP), the Comprehensive Cancer Center can enlist its patients in clinical research trials when appropriate.
DCOP maintains an active list of approximately 50 clinical trials, focusing on many forms of cancer.
Inpatient Care at Miami Valley Hospital – Miami Valley Hospital offers extensive resources for many forms of cancer surgery, including minimally-invasive robotic procedures. Miami Valley Hospital has dedicated three nursing units—all with private rooms—to the care of cancer patients and their families. The hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is unique in the region.
Care for the Whole You
Complementary Medicine includes services to help patients manage symptoms of treatment and boost overall well-being. The Comprehensive Cancer Center refers to these services as “complementary” because they go hand-in-hand with standard medical therapies. Your physician can refer you to our social worker and dietitian.
Cancer Resource Center – Our cancer resource center offers information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery for patients, families and caregivers.
Patient Resource Navigator – In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the Center provides a full-time patient resource navigator to help patients deal with non-clinical issues such as transportation and financial needs.
Licensed Social Worker – Our social worker assists patients and their loved ones through referrals for counseling, financial and legal assistance.
Pastoral Care Staff – We offer prayer, support and presence throughout the healing journey. These staff members are available to people of all faiths and to those with no religious connection.
Licensed Clinical Dietitian – Healthy nutrition is vital to recovery from cancer. The dietitian assists patients with individualized meal planning and solutions to loss of appetite, differences in taste and nausea that may occur during treatment. The dietitian will recommend if resources of home-delivered meals are also available.
Education and Support Groups – Qualified professionals from Miami Valley Hospital and other community agencies provide these valuable services.
Expressions of Hope, a Boutique for Women – Trained fitters assist patients with the purchase of wigs, hats, head scarves, mastectomy bras and other apparel. The boutique also offers inspirational gift items.
Wellness Center – The Wellness Center offers patients a personalized progression of aerobic exercise and strength training under the direction of certified cancer exercise trainers.
Content Updated: November 10, 2014