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UPMC Chautauqua WCAUPMC Chautauqua’s Cancer Care Program, the only program in the region recognized for cancer care by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC), is staffed by a team of physicians and health care professionals. The UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Radiation program is under the medical direction of Theresa Pagliuca, M.D., board-certified radiation oncologist. The Cancer Care Program at UPMC Chautauqua provides a wide range of cancer care services from routine screenings to the diagnosis and treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer. The comprehensive cancer care team is dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer for residents in the Chautauqua County and surrounding region.

In partnership with physicians, hospital staff, and health care providers, the nationally recognized program provides:

ACR Recognition Considered ‘Gold Standard’ For Patient Care

UPMC Chautauqua has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent rigorous review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR is awarded to health facilities who meet specific practice guidelines and technical standards developed by the American College of Radiology American College of Radiology Accreditation Sealafter a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

About the American College of Radiology

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 500 accredited sites, and 25 years of accreditation experience. The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Your Radiation Care

Patients treated at the UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Center Radiation Program receive:

UPMC Chautauqua Offers Radiation Treatment for:

Radiation Treatment includes:

•  SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) a radiation treatment which uses high dose radiation to a targeted location in the body. These therapies can target small well defined tumors. The dose is targeted at the tumor sparing healthy surrounding tissues and organs. This type of treatment therapy can be used sometimes for lung tumors that are inoperable.

Treatment planning images are used to precisely map the tumor. The images are then used to make customized treatment plans where the beam delivers the radiation in different angles. The use of multiple angles helps prevent healthy tissue from receiving the entire dose of radiation. The targeted area (tumor) receives the direct beam of radiation.

•  IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) uses multiple small radiation beams of varying of intensities to precisely treat a tumor. The radiation beam shape changes throughout the treatment. The goal is to bend the radiation dose to avoid or reduce exposure of healthy tissue and limit the side effects of the radiation treatment.

•  Curative and Palliative Treatment is offered for tumors in the lung liver, bone and sites in the abdomen and pelvis. Curative treatments are designed with best practice methods of treatment for a curative effect.

•  Palliative treatment is given to alleviate symptoms, restore function, relieve suffering, pain relief and improve the quality of life.

Radiation therapy plays an important role in both curative and palliative cancer treatments.

•  The Radiation Oncologist (Radiation physician) can provide radiation treatment options appropriate to your diagnosis.

Radiation Technology

The UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Center Radiation Program is equipped with the up-to-date radiation technology. The Varian Clinac 2300iX Linear Accelerator radiation treatment system with an integrated 3D imaging system, enables the physicians and radiation therapists to target the tumor more precisely and more accurate, resulting in less side effects. CTC Team

Our team includes many other specialists such as:

Patient Navigator – Information & Support For You and Your Loved Ones
To make an appointment: 716-664-8677

The UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Center patients may contact a Patient Navigator to coordinate a path through treatment. The patient navigator is a supportive guide for patients and their families. The Patient Navigator is a registered nurse with added training in patient/family education and services. The Patient Navigator can help with transportation, billing questions and financial counseling, community support connections and much more. Working closely with your doctors, the radiation treatment staff and others, the Patient Navigator helps you and your family throughout your treatment process at UPMC Chautauqua.

We realize that cancer can affect any area of your life. In partnership, we work with you to provide schedule flexibility, support, information, and access to any other resources you may need.

UPMC Chautauqua Cancer Treatment Center
Jones Memorial Health Center – A Division of UPMC Chautauqua
51 Glasgow Avenue
Jamestown, New York  14701
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Radiation Therapy Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.