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Published on October 19, 2020

Adventist HealthCare, The US Oncology Network and Maryland Oncology Hematology Announce New Partnership with the White Oak Cancer Center

Silver Spring, MD - Adventist HealthCare, Maryland Oncology Hematology and The US Oncology Network today announced a joint venture that will provide comprehensive, compassionate cancer care services at a new cancer center. The White Oak Cancer Center will be located on the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center campus.

Maryland Oncology Hematology (MOH), the largest independent oncology practice in Maryland and a member of The US Oncology Network, will work with Adventist HealthCare to provide advanced radiation services for our patients. Through the White Oak Cancer Center, patients will have access to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.

"We are excited about working with The U.S. Oncology Network and Maryland Oncology Hematology of Silver Spring," says Anthony Stahl, president, Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center. "Together, we will provide our patients with a full range of high-quality, interdisciplinary cancer care services including high-tech and innovative approaches, additional expertise and coordination, all while keeping each patient’s wellbeing at the center of their care."

Housed in the newly opened Medical Pavilion at White Oak, the cancer center will offer medical oncology/hematology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, PET/CT imaging, genetics, research, nutrition, palliative care, social work, physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation in one convenient location. Radiation Oncology will begin seeing patients in November.

The center will serve eastern Montgomery and surrounding communities. Kashif Firozvi, MD, medical director for the center and an oncologist with Maryland Oncology Hematology notes that the location of the new cancer center is ideal, "The dynamic location and a diverse community, supported by a strong infrastructure and the future vision for the White Oak corridor as a hub for science and technology, places the White Oak Cancer Center in a position to be a tremendous benefit for our patients and community.

The advanced radiation oncology treatments provided at the White Oak Cancer Center will feature state-of-the-art radiation therapy using some of the latest techniques and technologies. Some of those treatments include stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and Brachytherapy. "We’re looking forward to the opportunity to provide cutting-edge, evidence-based, patient-centered care to this community and beyond," said Luqman Dad, MD, Radiation Oncologist with Maryland Oncology Hematology.

The White Oak Cancer Center will be located at 11886 Healing Way Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. The centers full scope services will be opening in February 2021.

About Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is one of the longest-serving health systems in the Washington, D.C., region. The system is one of the largest employers in Maryland and was recently named a top 20 Best-in-State Employer by Forbes and Statistia, Inc. It includes White Oak Medical Center, Shady Grove Medical Center, Fort Washington Medical Center, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation, Home Care Services, Adventist Medical Group, Imaging and Urgent Care. Our mission is to extend God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

About Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 180-bed acute care hospital that opened in Silver Spring, Md in 2019 and is part of Adventist HealthCare. White Oak Medical Center offers a full range of health services including a nationally recognized heart care and heart surgery program, cancer care, maternity care, surgical and emergency care. White Oak Medical Center is a neighbor and research partner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and at the center of the emerging White Oak Science Gateway in Montgomery County, Md.

About Maryland Oncology Hematology

Maryland Oncology Hematology (MOH) is the largest independent oncology practice in the state of Maryland, with more than 45 practicing clinicians devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality cancer care. MOH specializes in medical oncology, hematology, cancer genetic risk assessment, clinical trials and research, and patient ancillary programs. MOH believes it is beneficial to provide cancer therapies in a community setting, close to patients’ homes and support systems. The physicians are supported by a talented clinical team sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.

About US Oncology Network

Maryland Oncology Hematology is a practice in The US Oncology Network (The Network). This collaboration unites the practice with more than 1,200 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care to patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The Network is supported by McKesson Corporation, whose coordinated resources and infrastructure allow doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. Maryland Oncology Hematology also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 95 FDA-approved cancer therapies.

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