Crozer Regional Cancer Center - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Crozer Regional Cancer Center

When it comes to battling cancer, resting on your laurels is not an option. Crozer Regional Cancer Center renews its commitment to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer every day.

At the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, you’ll find experienced cancer specialists who participate in research studies and hold academic appointments. It’s where members of our comprehensive, experienced clinical team work to coordinate individualized plans of cancer care using the latest techniques and technologies. And it’s where skill, commitment and compassion are the building blocks to fighting cancer.

Located at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the four-story Cancer Center opened in 2001, bringing advanced technology, programs and services together in one location and providing a level of care that rivals any university-based cancer center in the world.

As part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, the Cancer Center houses comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs, as well as prevention, education and complementary treatment resources in one location.

Our approach to treating people with cancer is based upon a patient’s individual needs. To meet these needs, a team of specialists that may include medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiation oncologists provides coordinated treatments for patients.

The Cancer Center is designed to not only deliver high tech treatments, but to soothe the spirit. Interior gardens, waterfalls and other features offer patients a brief haven from the outside world.

Services

Diagnosis

Detecting cancer at its earliest stages is key to a successful treatment outcome. Crozer-Chester Medical Center offers advanced diagnostic and pathologic equipment and techniques to diagnose cancer.

We were the first in Delaware County to obtain access to a new mobile PET/CT scanner, which combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) to accurately detect cancer and pinpoint its exact location in the body.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists are involved in the care of most cancer patients, working closely with primary care physicians and other cancer specialists to provide primary cancer treatment, continuous follow-up, consultations, and to help to create plans for cancer management. Our medical oncologists use chemotherapy, immunotherapy (including targeted therapy and the use of growth inhibitors) and hormonal therapy to treat cancer.

Radiation Oncology

We offer both external beam therapies, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), as well as internal radiation therapy such as high- or low-dose-rate brachytherapy.

In addition, our radiation oncologists treat patients at Philadelphia CyberKnife in Havertown, the region’s most experienced robotic radiosurgery center.

Surgical Oncology

A wide range of surgical specialties are represented at the Crozer Regional Cancer Center, including general, breast, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, neurosurgery, plastic, thoracic and urologic.

We are proud to offer the latest procedures and technologies, such as minimally invasive surgeries, sentinel lymph node mapping, neuronavigation, cryoablation and the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.

Site-Specific Cancer Programs

We are proud to offer specialized expertise and services for some of the most prevalent cancer sites, including breast, colorectal, lung, gynecologic and prostate.

Support for Mind and Spirit

Crozer offers a variety of support services for patients and their families, including supportive counseling, symptom management, nutritional counseling, home care/hospice services and more.

Additional specialized services include genetic counseling (through our Prevention and Risk of Cancer Assessment program), fatigue management (through our Proactive Energy Program), personal appearance enhancement and nurse navigators.

Research & Education

Crozer offers patients access to the latest clinical trials. Our physicians also train the cancer professionals of the future as professors at regional universities and through Crozer-Keystone residency programs.

Accreditations

Accredited with commendation as a Comprehensive Teaching Hospital by the American College of Surgeons

The result of an on-site inspection and professional review of The Crozer Regional Cancer Center based on clinical and research excellence with academic training and community outreach.

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Based on 27 program standards and 17 program components developed by a consortium of national, professional organizations, accreditation recognizes centers that are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.

Named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

Designation given to programs fully accredited in Mammography by the ACR (or an FDA-approved state accrediting body), Stereotactic Breast Biopsy by the ACR, and Breast Ultrasound by the ACR (including the Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy module).

Affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center through the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership

A comprehensive partnership representing two of the region’s leading cancer care facilities combining their resources to offer a range of clinical and research initiatives to give patients broad access to programs related to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Accredited in Radiation Oncology by The American College of Radiology

Evaluates the work-up and treatment approaches of radiation oncologists as measured against the normative data provided by the Patterns of Care Study (PCS) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

Fast Facts

  • Crozer is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Crozer met 27 out of 27 performance standards to earn this prestigious accreditation, which recognizes centers dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.
  • As part of the Crozer Regional Cancer Center’s commitment to treating the whole person, Positively You was established to help patients deal with changes in body image during and after treatment. Positively You also offers a workshop called Look Good, Feel Better. For more information, call (610) 447-2643.
  • To help those in our community prevent cancer, the cancer center offers the Prevention and Risk of Cancer Assessment (PARCA) Program, which includes regular screenings and educational events. For more information, call (610) 447-2678.
  • Each week, a multidisciplinary review panel consisting of Crozer surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons meet to discuss and develop specific breast cancer treatment plans for individual patients.
  • To assist patients and their families, the breast health program offers a Nurse Navigator and other special services to help facilitate quicker diagnoses and initiation of treatment. For more information, call (610) 447-2645.
  • For women fighting breast cancer, Crozer offers a free four-week workshop called Facing the Challenge, covering a range of topics related to surgery, recovery and personal concerns/questions. For more information, call (610) 447-2645.
  • When it comes to mammograms, having a specialist experienced in reading and interpreting the imaging is key. With more than 60 years of combined breast imaging experience, Crozer’s board-certified, diagnostic radiologists assure patients of the most accurate diagnosis. Plus, Crozer offers digital mammography, which reduces exam time, lowers the average dose of radiation and has been shown to find more cancers in some women.
  • In addition to mammography, Crozer offers other procedures for detecting the presence and stage of breast cancer, including ultrasound, MRI, surgical core and, most importantly, sentinel node biopsy.

Looking for compassionate cancer expertise?

The Crozer-Keystone Cancer Care team is ready to help. Call 1-866-695-HOPE (866-695-4673), or use our convenient online request form.