Hematology and Medical Oncology
Jeffrey S. Wisch, MD, Chief, Clinical Director, Vernon Cancer Center
Caroline Block, MD, Assistant Chief
New England Hematology Oncology Associates
Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology provides outstanding inpatient and outpatient care and engages in exciting clinical research under the auspices of New England Hematology and Oncology Associates (NEHOA), located within the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Our highly specialized oncologists work together to determine the best course of treatment for our patients, and help manage their ongoing care. The Center offers patients an entire realm of cancer care, expert and innovative services and the most advanced treatment options, including access to premier radiation oncology services and expertise by the MGH Radiation Oncology Program.
Inpatient care is provided on the Tanger 4 West unit, a dedicated hematology/oncology floor staffed by ONS-certified oncology nurses. The Infusion Center, also on the fourth floor complements the chemotherapy services in the Cancer Center offering complex chemotherapy, immunotherapy, transfusions and plasmapheresis services. The Anticoagulation Clinic manages warfarin dosing for over 400 patients in the community. The Auerbach Breast Center in the main lobby provides care to patients with breast diseases, from benign lumps to the multidisciplinary care of patients with breast cancer.
In addition to cancer treatment, the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology also provides integrated support services including genetic risk assessments and counseling as well as psychosocial support during and after your treatment resulting in a comprehensive treatment plan.
The Hospital cancer care program, led by Dr. Jeffrey Wisch, oversees the Hospital’s tumor registry program and is certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Patients at the Vernon Cancer Center have access to a wide variety of clinical trials including research conducted in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Partners Cancer Care.
The division participates actively in teaching at the Hospital, including participation in house staff teaching conferences, Medical Grand Rounds and an annual Newton-Wellesley Hospital Breast Health Conference. We have developed a robust multidisciplinary conference schedule to include conferences for breast, thoracic, GU, head and neck, gynecological oncology, malignant hematology and GI malignancies. These multidisciplinary meetings allow a large group of highly trained specialists to collaborate on disease specific cases and ensure comprehensive, evidence-based, individualized care. It also provides a forum for education for physicians, residents and medical students.
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