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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:

Cancer Diagnosis

For more information about our personnel, technology, and diagnostic services, click here.

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:

Robert E. Lee Oncology Unit

Radiation Oncology

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

Outpatient Infusion Center

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.

Treating patients with various types of cancer

  • 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.

  • 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. The Colorectal Surgery program at Virginia Hospital Center offers our patients access to board-certified colorectal surgeons.

  • Endocrine Cancer
    Virginia Hospital Center offers care from specialized physicians with fellowship training in the evaluation and treatment of surgical conditions of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, and other neuroendocrine tumors. For more information, visit Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Surgical Specialists.

  • Gynecologic Cancers
    Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Gynecologic Oncology offers screenings and treatments of precancerous gynecologic diseases and cancers (uterine, ovarian, cervical and cancer of the vulva).

  • Lung Cancer
    The Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center is the only facility in the northern Virginia, DC Metropolitan area to offer a unified resource of state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging techniques for lung cancer detection and treatment. Our physicians and surgeons 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.

  • Gastro-Intestinal, Liver & Pancreas, Sarcoma and Skin Cancers
    General surgeons at Virginia Hospital Center provide surgical procedures to treat a spectrum of conditions involving the GI tract (including the stomach, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) as well as the skin and soft tissue (sarcoma). For more information, visit Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Surgical Specialists.

  • 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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