The Community Cancer Center at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital provides the latest treatment methods for cancer patients who are in need of radiation therapy.
The primary mission of the Community Cancer Center is to provide integrated cancer care and resources to the communities of eastern Connecticut; western Rhode Island; and Fishers Island, New York. The Oncology Program's philosophy of patient care is that a multidisciplinary approach is both necessary and beneficial to ensure that all patient needs are identified and provided for.
Community Cancer Center
2012 Annual Report
Many accomplishments were realized in 2012 includig re-accreditation from the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. Click here for the full report.
In affiliation with Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, cancer patients will be offered a full range of radiation services for all types of cancers treatable by radiation therapy including external beam radiation.
Radiation Oncology Services at the Community Cancer Center is staffed by Yale School of Medicine Radiation Oncologists. An attending physician is on the premises at all times and works closely with our highly experienced staff of radiation therapists, nurses, medical physicists, and dosimetrists. Staff members are always available to explain treatment and answer patients' questions.
At Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, external beam radiation is delivered with a dual energy Varian Linear Accelerator, which is capable of providing conventional radiotherapy, electron beam radiotherapy, and Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Calypso, a 4D localization system is used to treat prostate cancer which delivers precision and accuracy—continuously and in real time enabling radiation oncology clinicians to keep the target in the path of the radiation beam at all times. The Calypso System helps clinicians deliver maximum radiation directly to the tumor while avoiding healthy surrounding tissues and organs.
The Oncology Program's philosophy of patient care is that a multidisciplinary approach is both necessary and beneficial to ensure that all patient needs are identified and provided for.
We use a GE CT simulator that has multi-slice imaging for precision localization of tumor and normal tissue structures.