Sentara Cancer Network Overview
A diagnosis of cancer is life-changing for patients and their loved ones. Nobody understands this more than the care teams at the Sentara Cancer Network. Our experts dedicate their professional lives to providing exceptional care that extends the longevity and quality of life for everyone touched by cancer. We’re proud of our distinction as the only Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) in Virginia as designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Our integrated network of 12 acute care hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina makes us uniquely equipped to offer advanced treatments conveniently within a patient’s community.
Here are just a few reasons why patients choose and trust the Sentara Cancer Network with their cancer treatment:
Personalized Approach to Cancer Care
The ongoing development of precision therapies means cancer treatments are no longer one-size-fits-all. Instead of targeting the body part where cancer originated, new treatments enable us to target the specific genes and proteins that promote cancer cell growth. The goal is individualized treatment for every patient. Our experts continue to work tirelessly to expand the knowledge base and applications of molecular testing, immunotherapy and other targeted therapies in order to make this a reality.
We have a robust supportive care program that ensures patients and their loved ones feel compassionately looked after throughout every step of their journey. Our team includes nurse navigators, genetics counselors, social workers, patient and family advocates, registered dietitians, support groups and palliative care specialists.
Our experienced physicians are focused on diagnosing cancer earlier, advancing treatments through clinical trials and research, and providing supportive, integrative care. We continue to expand the Sentara team with highly sought-after physicians and staff.
Our multidisciplinary teams of doctors, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, nurse navigators and other specialists work collaboratively to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for his or her unique health needs. These teams meet regularly to review cases and ensure appropriate care. It’s this type of commitment that fosters trust among our patients and community.