The SOMC Cancer Center has been established in the Portsmouth community since 2004 and cancer services have been offered through SOMC since the 1970s. At the SOMC Cancer Center, we believe that our community deserves top quality cancer care – the latest in cancer-fighting technology, procedures, and pharmaceuticals – all delivered with unrivaled customer service experience.
Our dedicated team is built around three highly qualified, board-certified physicians trained across the country from prestigious institutions including The University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ), Mayo Clinic Florida, and the National Cancer Institute.
The Center also features a licensed pharmacist, eleven oncology nurses, a boarded radiation physicist, a certified medical dosimetrist, five registered radiation therapists, on-site laboratory services, a financial counselor, a social worker, a certified cancer registrar, an American Cancer Society Resource Center, and a Women’s Boutique.
The SOMC Cancer Center offers access to clinical trials. Our patients are eligible to participate in National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored trials with the goal of improving the treatment of cancer and the development of new medical knowledge. Our patients benefit from consultation with a certified genetic counselor when appropriate.
The SOMC Cancer Center is an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS) approved program. The center has maintained this accreditation since 2008 and the center has received commendation in six of seven areas on the last survey. The three-year accreditation received by the center is the highest level of recognition offered by the commission. In addition, the SOMC Cancer Center is the first cancer facility in the region to achieve the prestigious ACR accreditation in radiation oncology. The center has maintained this accreditation since 2003.
As part of Southern Ohio Medical Center the center participates in The Joint Commission surveys and the nurses receive the benefit and knowledge of being connected to a Magnet recognized nursing facility.