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Shady Grove Hospital Announces Plans for New Integrated Cancer Center

Story by Laura Cook

Rendering of the Aquilino Cancer Center expected to open in Rockville, Md., in 2013.

A new era in cancer care will soon unfold in Montgomery County, Maryland. The Aquilino Cancer Center, expected to open in 2013, will provide the latest advances in care with the services and resources cancer patients and their families need all under one roof.

Groundbreaking for the new Aquilino Cancer Center is scheduled for 2012. The free-standing, outpatient facility will be located on Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s (SGAH) campus, along Medical Center Drive, in Rockville, Md.

“The Aquilino Cancer Center will offer patients and families access to expert clinicians in medical, radiation and surgical oncology, as well as essential cancer support services,” says Dennis Hansen, SGAH president. “The center will offer patient-centered and quality-driven care in one convenient location.”

The new outpatient center will house advanced technology to fight a range of tumor-site specific cancers alongside an array of resources, such as the Cancer Care Navigation team, a shop for wigs and prosthetics, an education library, support groups, nutrition counseling and cooking demonstrations.

“This center will mean better, coordinated care for patients, with caregivers conferring on treatments and management of their disease. Its location will also mean access to the latest technology and the most advanced research and studies on care,” said Gaurov Dayal, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Adventist HealthCare.

As part of the Great Seneca Science Corridor in the Gaithersburg/Rockville area, the center will provide opportunities for collaboration on cancer treatments, research and clinical trials that will result in expanded access to exceptional and cutting-edge cancer care for the community.

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