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Cancer Resource Center

If you or a loved one have recently received a cancer diagnosis, you probably feel overwhelmed – not only by the medical implications, but by fears about how your illness and treatment will affect your marriage, children, family, friendships, job security and self-image. Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center provides support when you need it most.

Cancer Care

Cancer Care (Oncology)

Certified as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Virginia Hospital Center offers the important advantages of a research and teaching facility:

  • Continuous coverage provided by physician specialists who teach classes in cancer care and utilize the latest developments in cancer treatment.
  • State of the art detection technology.
  • Physicians with in-depth knowledge of—and access to advanced therapies and technology.

Our physicians also have extensive experience treating patients with various types of cancer, enabling them to provide superior medical care.

Cancer Diagnosis

To read more about our personnel, technology and diagnostic services, CLICK HERE or visit Diagnostic Imaging at Virginia Hospital Center.

Treatments & Lifetime Care

The Oncology Program at Virginia Hospital Center exists to provide effective, quality and compassionate care.
Virginia Hospital Center provides a continuum of cancer care through its Robert E. Lee Oncology Unit, Outpatient Infusion Center, the Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology. Education materials and other resources are also available through the Hospital's dedicated Cancer Resource Center and Barbra Marcus Kolton Cancer Resource Library.

Radiation Oncology

The Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology at Virginia Hospital Center is recognized among the most sophisticated in the country.

Outpatient Oncology Center: Cancer Care in One Place

Imagine having all of the equipment, staff and systems an oncology patient needs in one central location. The comprehensive Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko Outpatient Oncology Center at Virginia Hospital Center now does just that.

Breast Cancer

The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center is the first totally comprehensive breast health center in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

For more information about the most advanced techniques of breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery for women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomy or lumpectomy, visit Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center.

Colorectal Cancer

Coming to grips with a colorectal cancer diagnosis is not easy and choosing the right surgeon is one of the most important decisions a patient will make. Of the 70,000 practicing U.S. surgeons, only 1,300 are colorectal surgeons with advanced training. At Virginia Hospital Center, patients have access to board-certified colorectal surgeons.

Gynecologic Oncology

To read more about screenings and treatments of precancerous GYN diseases and gynecologic cancers (uterine, ovarian, vervical and cancer of the vulva), visit Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Gynecologic Oncology.

Lung Cancer Center

The physicians and surgeons of the Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center recognize the importance of communication and are readily available to one another to expedite patient care with efficiency often speaking with patients within 24 hours of initial contact to the center's coordinator.

Urologic Cancers

Urology at Virginia Hospital Center delivers compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care for the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of genitourinary issues.

General Surgery/Other

For more information about surgical treatments for liver tumors, melanoma, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cancer and other cancers, visit General Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center.

Robotic Surgery

The computer-enhanced da Vinci® Surgical System's robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with a magnified, three-dimensional view of the prostate itself.



Virginia Hospital Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing highest quality care to cancer patients.
Press Release

Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) was designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the OAA following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program within six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. To be eligible for the OAA, a facility must also receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29 standards. Only 106 cancer programs have received the OAA as a result of surveys performed in 2011. This number represents 22 percent of the 489 programs surveyed during this period.

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