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Driscoll Alumni Center Rm 1002
2801 W Bancroft St MS 319
Toledo, Ohio 43606
The diagnosis of cancer is often accompanied by a sense of anxiety and uncertainty.
The new Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center is
designed to alleviate some of that distress through the convenience of one facility,
offering the area’s top personalized medical care.
“Our new center offers the area’s only true multi-specialty diagnosis and treatment facility,” according to Allen Seifert, the center’s administrative director. “We use a collaborative approach within specialties and offer the appointments and visits in a single location. Services offered include all clinic appointments within the multi-specialty clinic, in most cancer specialties.” Patients receive a full range of care from consultation to diagnosis to treatment and follow-up services.
The Center’s technology is the most advanced in the area, notes Mr. Seifert. This includes the area’s only Varian Truebeam Linear Accelerator, which allows a more precise delivery of radiation at a 50 percent faster rate than all other conventional systems.
The Center also has the area’s only fixed-site GEMINI TF Big Bore PET/CT scanner, which facilitates the use of PET in radiotherapy planning by offering integrated solutions to streamline tumor detection, staging, simulation, and monitoring therapy response.
“The Center was developed with the patient’s experience at the forefront of the design,” said Mr. Seifert. “The result is compassionate care, combined with expert knowledge and leading-edge technology, all under one roof.”
The Center was made possible through the Charles A. Dana Foundation and the Dana Corporation, which gave $2 million to name the building, with an original purpose as the Eleanor N. Dana Conference Center. Other major donors have included Hal and Susan Fetterman, who made a significant contribution to name the Fetterman Multispecialty Clinic.
Future needs include a Varian Edge Radiosurgery unit, notes Dr. Changu Chen, UT radiation oncology chair. This equipment is a dedicated, end-to-end system for performing noninvasive procedures anywhere in the body, with a more precise radiation, 2mm to 20 cm.
“Having support for equipment such as the Varian Edge Radiosurgery unit enables us to offer the most advanced radiation therapy,” said Dr. Chen. “The precision is a critical part of the process to target only the areas we need to treat and to protect the surrounding normal tissue.”
Philanthropic support is also being sought for:
- Breast Tomosynthesis: a groundbreaking cancer screening tool which converts digital breast images into a three-dimensional mammogram, providing a more accurate diagnosis
- Integrative Therapies: including massage therapy, oncology exercise, and nutrition consolation
- Research: allowing clinical trials geared to improve outcomes and enhance patient quality of life