People with cancer usually need several different kinds of physicians — surgeons, chemotherapy doctors, radiation specialists and others. In most care settings, patients and their families have to coordinate multiple providers, clinics and services.
The Clinical Cancer Center offers an alternative. We group physicians, nurses and others by the kind of cancer they treat, not the kind of medical service they provide. Patients can access all the caregivers they need through a single cancer team. We call this approach the “Hub Model” because it puts the patient at the center, surrounded by a full complement of physicians and other experts, resources and support.
At the Clinical Cancer Center, there is a specialized hub team for every kind of cancer. For patients and their families, the benefits are completely coordinated treatment and a seamless care experience.
Exciting New Technology
Froedtert & MCW health network will partner with Legion Healthcare Partners to provide proton therapy for cancer patients. Proton therapy supports refined dosing strategies to increase effectiveness and decrease side effects. It is not currently available in Wisconsin.
“Proton therapy supports our ongoing commitment to developing and offering world-class, innovative cancer care to all of the patients in the diverse communities we serve,” said Christopher Schultz, MD, FACR, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Clinical Cancer Center on the Froedtert Hospital Campus.
The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network is a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for patient experience, reaching the 95th percentile among Press Ganey clients nationally. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Cancer Network has been recognized with this honor. Our cancer patients continue to rate us highly: More than 93% say they would recommend us.
Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine
There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.
Cancer Clinical Trials
Providing you with the most up-to-date cancer treatment options.