Regional Medical Center Partners with Duke Radiation Oncology for New Cancer Center Radiation Treatment Services

Regional Medical Center Partners with Duke Radiation Oncology for New Cancer Center Radiation Treatment Services

Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce its new agreement with Duke Radiation Oncology and the H.F. Mabry Center for Cancer Care. This agreement will replace the previous agreement with the Medical College of South Carolina and is designed to enhance the H. F. Mabry Center for Cancer Care’s multidisciplinary approach. This agreement will offer enhanced radiation oncology treatment services to cancer patients in the Tri-County region.

“Our partnership with Duke Radiation Oncologists ensures that our patients have access to the latest, robust treatment options to fight cancer,” said RMC Vice President of Operations Al Campbell, FACHE. “Providers and patients will have access to an array of advanced, evidence-based radiation oncology treatments and will not have to travel far from their communities to receive advanced care.”

Radiation Oncology services will be staffed by Duke Radiation Oncologists who will partner with RMC Oncologists to develop the appropriate treatment plan for each patient. This combined level of expertise will offer patients and their families best practice evidence-based treatment options. As more patients are seeking treatment through the Mabry Center for Cancer Care, RMC is committed to offering the advanced treatment options and expanded capacity.

“We are excited about being able to provide compassionate, expert and state-of-the-art cancer care from Duke Radiation Oncologists at Regional Medical Center,” said Christopher Willett, MD, Chair of Duke Radiation Oncology. “We look forward to partnering with the dedicated physicians and care teams of RMC to enhance and expand patient access to radiation oncology services in and around Orangeburg. Duke’s exceptional standard of care will ensure that patients receive the best radiation treatment possible.”

Duke Radiation Oncology is a patient-centered team of physicians, researchers, educators and staff who work with regionally-based hospitals to provide seamless integration of all cancer care while improving safety, quality and education. Education opportunities will touch on a wide assortment of topics such as effective use of new cancer therapies and how to handle challenges faced by patients following cancer treatments.

“Regional Medical Center is committed to continually improving its health care services and is proud of this opportunity to partner with Duke Radiation Oncology to offer cancer patients in Orangeburg and the surrounding counties access to innovative cancer treatments,” said Regional Medical Center President and CEO Charles Williams, FACHE.

About Duke Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University School of Medicine provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment. Duke Radiation Oncology is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute and works collaboratively with colleagues in Surgical and Medical Oncology to facilitate a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the care of cancer. Our faculty includes 31 physicians, 6 physician scientists engaged in basic and/or translational research and 32 physicists. The Department has a commitment to education and research and is dedicated to remaining a globally preeminent academic radiation oncology leader, recognized for exceptional clinical care, the conduct and reporting of important research and the practice of effective teaching.