A Multitude of Team-based Oncology Services Offered in One Compassionate Setting
The new Medical Oncology program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township provides comprehensive preventative cancer care. Along with the new Infusion Suite, the medical oncology services offered are chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling and supportive care.
Now, patients who have cancer, or are at-risk for cancer, can receive medical oncology services, radiation oncology services, and supportive and wellness care all in one compassionate setting.
Led by Ana Maria López, MD, MPH, MACP, Chief of Cancer Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, our medical oncology specialists treat patients through a multidisciplinary approach, providing personalized, holistic care.
This state-of-the-art, patient-centered program also provides well-coordinated, team-based care for the highest quality outcomes. The multidisciplinary Medical Oncology team includes medical oncologists, clinical nurses, infusion suite nurses, nurse navigators, medical assistants, and supportive administrative staff, who are all fully engaged for the benefit of the patient.
Our dedicated cancer experts provide care for patients with all types of cancers, including cancers of the lung, colon and rectum, breast, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, prostate, bladder, and head and neck, as well as melanoma, lymphoma and multiple and uveal myeloma.
For more information on Medical Oncology services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township, please call 856-557-7900.
Chemotherapy is the process of using pharmaceutical drugs to treat and destroy cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is the most common form of cancer treatment. While surgery and radiation remove, damage or kill cancer cells in a specific area, chemotherapy can destroy cancer throughout the entire body.
The cancer killing drugs are delivered to the patient using an intravenous system such as an IV, port or PICC line and is therefore less invasive than surgery.
For more information on chemotherapy at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township or other cancer treatment services available, please call 856-557-7900.
The immune system is our bodies natural process for fighting off disease and illness. Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses specific elements of your natural immunity to help fight cancer.
Immunotherapy stimulates your personal immune system to work harder and smarter to attack cancer cells, and also provides additional man-made chemical components to aid in the cancer fighting process.
In the last few decades immunotherapy has become an important part of treating some types of cancer. Newer types of immune treatments are now being studied, and they’ll impact how we treat cancer in the future.
For more information on immunotherapy at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township or other cancer treatment services available, please call 856-557-7900.
Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
What is genetic counseling?
Genetic counseling is a process by which a genetic specialist educates families about their risk of having an inherited disorder, as well as the testing, management, and screening options available for at-risk individuals.
What we offer through cancer genetic consultation and counseling:
- Careful review of a patient’s medical history, family history, and other risk factors
- Estimating the likelihood that cancers in the family are hereditary, and the patient’s individual risk of developing specific cancers
- Discussion of the benefits, limitations, and implications of genetic testing
- When appropriate, facilitating genetic testing for at risk individuals, and providing a detailed explanation of the results and their meaning
- Review of cancer screening and risk reduction recommendations tailored to the patient’s level of risk
- Opportunity to enroll in unique clinical trials, genetic testing studies, and cancer registries to further understand the genetics of cancer
Genetic counseling is not the same as genetic testing. If genetic testing is indicated, a well-informed patient can elect to undergo testing to more accurately estimate his or her cancer risks.
For more information about Cancer Genetics Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — Washington Township or other cancer treatment services available, please call 856-557-7900.
Medical Director of Medical Oncology & Infusion Suite
Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP
Dr. López is Vice Chair of Medical Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), and Chief of Cancer Services at Jefferson Health in New Jersey. Dr. López joined Jefferson in 2018 from the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, UT, where she was Director of Cancer Health Equality. A board-certified Medical Oncologist, she has extensive experience in in breast and gynecological cancers, integrative medicine, telehealth and cancer disparities. Currently, Dr. L López is President of the American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the U.S. Additionally, her strong commitment to cancer disparities is reflected in her leadership of the American Society of Clinical Oncology committee on cancer disparities. Her main areas of professional interest and expertise include cancer prevention, integrative oncology, and innovations in healthcare.