It’s the people who make Delaware County unique. So when it comes to their cancer care, it’s no wonder many turn to a trusted neighbor for help—The Regional Cancer Center at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
They look to our renowned specialists and advanced technologies, not to mention our experience and commitment.
Most of all, they count on us for a brand of neighborly compassion that can only come from serving the communities we’re very much a part of.
The DCRCC provides comprehensive cancer care, combining state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment with supportive services. Working as a multidisciplinary team, our highly skilled specialists—which may include medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiation oncologists—provide coordinated treatment, individually tailored for each patient.
Bolstered by the strength of the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership, DCRCC offers all of the benefits of a large academic medical center, and access to the latest therapies and technology, like Philadelphia CyberKnife®.
Together, this collection of experienced physicians, nurses and health care professionals at DCRCC represents one of the area’s best hospitals, equipped to help patients from Delaware County and beyond fight, and beat, cancer.
DCRCC offers advanced diagnostic and pathologic equipment and techniques to diagnose cancer. In fact, 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.
Additional technologies used to detect the presence of cancer include digital mammography, open-bore MRI and 64-slice CT), surgical biopsies, interventional radiology and more.
To treat cancer, DCRCC medical oncologists use chemotherapy, immunotherapy (including targeted therapy and the use of growth inhibitors) and hormonal therapy.
The Regional Cancer Center offers external beam therapies, such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Patients also have access to internal radiation therapy, known as brachytherapy.
Additionally, our radiation oncologists treat patients at Philadelphia CyberKnife in Havertown, the region’s most experienced robotic radiosurgery center.
A wide range of surgical specialties are represented at DCRCC, including general, breast, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, neurosurgery, plastic, thoracic and urologic.
DCRCC offers the latest procedures and technologies, such as minimally invasive surgeries, sentinel lymph node mapping, neuronavigation, cryoablation and the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Support for mind & spirit
Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) 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, support groups, personal appearance enhancement and nurse navigators.
Research & education
DCMH 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.
To help those in our community prevent cancer, the cancer center offers a unique cancer risk assessment program as well as a range of regular screenings and educational events.
Location & directions
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.
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with Commendation
The result of an on-site inspection and professional review of the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center based on clinical and research excellence with academic training and community outreach.
Accredited by The American College of Radiology
DCMH’s Radiology Department has met the high standards of the American College of Radiology in the areas of mammography, ultrasound and computed tomography
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.
Fox Chase routinely surveys the services at the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center to ensure quality of care.
By the numbers
1 The Consultants in the Medical Oncology and Hematology, PC, practice at DCMH recently became the first hematology/oncology practice in the country to achieve level III NCQA certification, which recognizes the practice’s systematic use of patient-centered, coordinated care management processes, including the use of electronic medical records.
3 Using an advanced 3-D treatment planning system, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) computerized technology enables DCMH radiation therapists to deliver optimal doses of radiation to a cancerous tumor, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
24 24 hours a day, seven days a week, live attendants are standing by for appointment requests with a physician who cares for cancer patients.
27 When representatives from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) surveyed Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Breast Health Program, they evaluated us on 27 standards. DCMH met all 27 standards. Nationwide, only 80 programs have received NAPBC accreditation (including DCMH and Crozer-Chester Medical Center).
60 DCMH’s board-certified diagnostic radiologists have more than six decades of breast imaging experience. The radiologists also read images generated by DCMH’s state-of-the-art digital mammography machine.
100 Thanks to our clinical partnership with the Fox Chase Cancer Center, DCMH patients have access to over 100 clinical trials. DCMH has been a Fox Chase partner for more than 15 years.
2004 The year that Crozer-Keystone gained access to a mobile PET/CT scanner, becoming the first in the county to offer this powerful diagnostic tool.
2010 Philadelphia CyberKnife, the region’s most experienced CyberKnife radiosurgery team, is located at 2010 West Chester Pike in Havertown. Although not located at DCMH, Philadelphia CyberKnife is a department of the hospital.