Washington Cancer Institute
In FY10, we diagnosed more than 2,300 new cancer cases and had more than 85,000 outpatient visits. MedStar Washington Hospital Center performs more cancer-related procedures than any other hospital in the Washington, DC region. We use cutting-edge, evidence based technologies to detect, diagnose and treat cancer. Our services include surgical, radiation and chemotherapy treatments, a patient education and community support center, and access to other support services.
Oncology nurses provide care to patients with a wide variety of oncologic diagnoses and related disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. As members of the healthcare team, we use an interdisciplinary, holistic approach in caring for our patients. Our Oncology Navigator Program uses specialized nurses to assist patients, families and care givers to navigate the health care system and to ensure that the patient is receiving quality care throughout the continuum of care. Our Medical Oncology practice has received the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This certification demonstrates a commitment to providing quality oncology care.
Our nurses are actively involved in the National Coalition for Oncology Navigators, the Oncology Nurse Advisory Board and Oncology Nursing Society. Our Clinical Specialist and Navigators have provided scholarly poster presentations at national forums and have published in scholarly journals.
If you wish to specialize in oncology, we offer a supportive educational environment, including a Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification course sponsored through the Oncology Nurse's Society. We are committed to supporting the professional development of all of our nurses and encourage all of our professional nursing staff to pursue professional certification. We offer a generous benefits package to support your educational goals.
Provides ambulatory diagnostic, treatment and supportive/palliative services to patients with a wide variety of oncologic disorders, particularly pre-operatively and post-operatively. Specific services include Breast Surgery, GI/Onc, Gyn/Onc, Orthopedic/Onc, Pain, Palliative Care, Melanoma and Urologic/Onc. The infusion center provides outpatient infusion services. The Department of Radiation Oncology provides inpatient and outpatient radiation therapy services for cancer patients at the Washington Cancer Institute.
Oncology Specialty Center
OSC sees patients with various oncology diagnoses for pre-operative and post-operative care. Types of patients seen in this clinic include thoracic, GI, Urological, Orthopaedic, Pain and palliative care, and Melanoma.
Women's Oncology Center
WOC sees patients with breast cancer and gynecological cancer.
Medical oncology sees patients with that require medical management for solid and non-solid tumors. Non-oncology hematology patients are also seen in this clinic.
The 21 bay infusion clinic sees an average 40 patients per day. Patients receive chemotherapy, hydration, and blood transfusion. The Infusion center also performs bone-marrow biopsy.
The busy Radiation oncology department sees on average 100 patients per day. This clinic provides services to both inpatient and outpatient.
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