Schiffler Cancer Center – Wheeling Hospital
1 Medical Park
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Located in Wheeling West Virginia, Wheeling Hospital is a healthcare system made up of 15 departments and facilities. Wheeling Hospital has been named as one of the Top 10 Best Hospitals in the Nation for quality health care in one study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health researchers. The study, published by the Commonwealth Fund, a New York-based private foundation, rated the country’s top 10 hospitals based on quality care in the areas of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention. There are roughly 7,500 hospitals in the United States.
Wheeling Hospital’s departments and facilities include: Belmont Community Hospital, Belmont Community Health Center, Belmont Professional Centers, Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, the Center For Wound Care, Family Health Center, the Family Practice Residency Program, the Osteopathic Internship and Residency, the Holistic Health Center, The Howard Long Wellness Center, VNA of Medical Park, Wellsburg Clinic, Wheeling Clinic, Wheeling Renal Care and Schiffler Cancer Center.
Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling Hospital provides more than 24,000 square feet for cancer care, which includes a 7,200-square-foot Medical Oncology Division, and the 16,000-square-foot Schiffler Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology Division. Schiffler Cancer Center is one of only several cancer centers in a multi-state region to utilize the most advanced technology for treating prostate cancer, and Wheeling Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Program has been deemed “impeccable” by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
Schiffler Cancer Center treats all types of cancers from A-Z including lung cancer, head and neck cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, lymphoma, prostate, and skin cancer. Patients can expect the following treatment options as well as pleural mesothelioma clinical trials: HDR (high dose rate) LDR (low dose rate), 3D conformal radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, IMRT (intensity modular radiation therapy), Prostate seed brachtherapy, Breast brachytherapy, Lung brachytherapy, and telemedicine.
The Schiffler Cancer Center works in partnership with the prestigious National Cancer Institute. This means that qualified area cancer patients can participate in a select number of new cancer research protocols that were developed at the Division of Clinical Sciences of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or at Wheeling’s Schiffler Cancer Center in collaboration with researchers at the NCI’s Division of Clinical Sciences. Schiffler Cancer Center also has affiliations with the University of Washington (Seattle), the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG).