If you are facing cancer, a medical oncologist or hematologist will likely be the specialist who manages your diagnosis and treatment plan, collaborating with other cancer experts to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary care. Medical oncologists have advanced training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapies. A hematologist specializes in treating blood cancers.
You will be glad to know that a team of medical oncologists-hematologists with the renowned Massachusetts General Cancer Center provide care right here everyday at Emerson Hospital.
This means you have access to today’s most advanced cancer treatments in one convenient location—here in Concord. Through Emerson’s collaboration with Mass General, we are bringing their advanced capabilities to you.
So you can get the expert cancer-fighting treatment you need, close to home and family.
The medical oncology/hematology treatments we provide at Emerson
At the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke, we offer the latest advances in medical oncology, including:
The use of powerful drugs to kill cancer cells.
Treatment that slows or stops the growth of certain cancers (like breast and prostate) that use hormones to grow
Treatment that uses vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body's immune system to act against cancer cells. Biologic therapy is sometimes referred to as “immunotherapy” or “biological response modifier therapy.”
Targeted therapies help stop cancer from growing and spreading by targeting specific genes or proteins found in cancer cells or in cells related to cancer growth, like blood vessel cells. Doctors often use targeted therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy and other treatments.
Emerson patients also have access to novel treatments available through clinical trials, which look at new ways to prevent, detect or treat disease. You may be offered the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial at Emerson Hospital; if so, all the risks and benefits will be clearly explained so you can decide whether to participate.