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Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute
6569 N Charles St
Ste 201
Baltimore, MD 21204-5818
Phone: (443) 849-3706
Website: www.gbmc.org/cancer
Type: Hospital-based

Delegate Representative:

Mr. Michael Stein

Profile:

The Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) is accredited by the ACoS Commission on Cancer and is the largest comprehensive cancer center in the State of Maryland. The Cancer Institute was founded in 1990 and remains committed to providing the community with superior oncology resources including state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge treatment options. The Clinical Cancer Research Program offers more than 50 treatment trials for a wide variety of disease sites and several clinical trials aimed at symptom management of cancer therapy. The Lois Harvey Miller Infusion Therapy Center and the Joseph Keelty Oncology Care Unit provide outpatient chemotherapy services and specialized inpatient care, respectively, for adults with malignant disorders and other medical/surgical problems. The Rita C. Kwasnik Oncology Care area houses six board-certified medical oncologists/hematologists who support the outpatient and inpatient care areas. The Sheila K. Riggs Radiation Oncology Center is a statewide model for excellence and features three linear accelerators, CT simulator with 4-D capabilities, 3-D computer dosimetry, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and a wide range of brachytherapy capabilities. The Milton J. Dance Jr., Head & Neck Center was established in 1980 and provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients to address their physical as well as psychosocial needs. Their integrative approach combines the disciplines of surgery, oncology, speech-language pathology, social work, and nursing, and includes referrals to any other specialists needed. Today, their comprehensive rehabilitation services address every physical and emotional need of patients with head and neck conditions, from surgery to voice rehabilitation, support services to swallowing. The Center also offers services for patients of all ages with speech, language, voice, cognitive, or swallowing disorders. They have sophisticated voice and dysphagia (swallowing) programs, as well as other speech rehabilitative services. The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the Boutique were opened in 1996. Services offered in the Center include the comprehensive assessment of the risk of breast cancer, the evaluation of acute and chronic conditions of the breast and the multidisciplinary treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the breast. The John M. McGovern, M.D. Memorial Oncology Support Services provides an array of services for cancer patients and their loved ones. Services are free and include, but are not limited to, professional counseling; cancer resource support; assistance with transportation arrangements for cancer-related treatments or visits to GBMC; assistance with finding any available financial support needed; comfort pillows for breast cancer patients; and community resources information. The community outreach program annually provides cancer screenings for lung, skin, prostate and oral cancers, lectures on cancer prevention, and participates in area health fairs and community cancer events.

Facility and Services:

New Cancer Patients per Year: 1682
Conducts Clinic Research: Yes
Clinical Research: Cooperative Group Outreach Program (CGOP), CTSU (Cancer Trials Support Unit)
Other Affiliations
and Co-op Group Memberships:
CALGB, ECOG, SWOG, NCI (non-CCOP), NCTSG, NSABP, RTOG, ACoSOG, Pharmaceutical-company sponsored, University Related
Certifications: ACoS Commission on Cancer accredited program (CoC)
Medical Oncology: Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit/Infusion Unit or Center
Treatment Chairs: 31
Treatment Beds: 32
Radiation Oncology Offered: Onsite
CT Simulators: 1
Linear Accelerators: 3
Radiation Oncology: 3D/Conformal Radiation Therapy, Multileaf Collimator, Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery, PET/CT, HDR Brachytherapy, Prostate Seed Implant
Breast Care Center: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast MRI/Bx
Available Program Staff: Cancer program medical director, Medical oncologist, Surgeon (oncology-specific), Radiation oncologist, Radiation therapist, GYN oncologist, Cancer patient navigator, Social worker, Cancer program administrator, Data manager, Cancer registrar, Oncology pharmacist, Medical Physicist, Dosimetrist, Phlebotomist/Lab staff onsite
Support Services: Resource library for patients, Survivorship program, Hospice program, Palliative care program, Genetic risk assessment/counseling, Lymphedema program, Nutrition counseling, Dedicated oncology dietitian, Oncology exercise/rehabilitation program, Counseling services, Healing garden, Pastoral care, Pain management services, Support services such as ACS Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, I Can Cope, etc
Additional Support Services: Head&Neck cancer suprt group/referral to resources

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