Sioux Falls, SD (Vocus) February 1, 2010
The region’s premier facility for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has expanded. Sanford Cancer Center, located on the Sanford USD Medical Center campus in Sioux Falls, recently opened a new floor dedicated to hematology and oncology services. This expansion moves Sanford’s hematology and medical oncology physicians, clinical team, support services, infusion center and oncology pharmacy to Sanford Cancer Center.
“Sanford’s cancer team believes the fight against cancer involves a journey of healing that includes the latest in cancer and blood disorder treatments, research and compassionate care. The expansion of Sanford Hematology and Oncology allows us care for patients in a welcoming and thoughtfully designed environment incorporating the arts to create a supportive and comfortable atmosphere,” said Jacquie Kluck, Executive Vice President of Sanford Clinic.
The first phase of the Sanford Cancer Center opened in 2003 and houses radiation services. In 2007 Sanford Breast Health Institute opened its doors at the Sanford Cancer Center for diagnostic breast imaging services. The Sanford Cancer Center also houses the Kirby Cancer Resource Center and Bloom the Cancer Boutique. The Boutique carries a wide variety of specialized products and services that help manage the changes in appearance from cancer treatments.
About Sanford Cancer Center
As a leader in the field, Sanford Cancer Center Services offers a unique, full continuum of care with advanced state-of-the-art treatment methods while maintaining highly personalized care that focuses on the emotional, social and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their families. Sanford Cancer Center has one of the largest Breast Centers in the nation. In keeping with a commitment to excellence, Sanford continues to expand its multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care as well as develop its destination cancer center by adding physicians, services, technology and facilities. The Cancer Center is one of only 14 sites to participate in the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program. Sanford Cancer Center physicians are currently members of the (COG) Children’s Oncology Group, (CCOP) Community Clinical Oncology Program (member since 1983 and the lead local organization), and (GOG) Gynecologic Oncology Group. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) has also granted Three-Year Approval with Commendation to the cancer program at Sanford Cancer Center. For more information on Sanford Cancer Center, please visit the Sanford Health website at http://www.sanfordcancercare.org or call Sanford Cancer Center at (605) 328-8000.
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