|Anderson Hospital and Mercy St. Louis have partnered to offer a unique model of integrated cancer care that will seamlessly provide both chemotherapy and radiation services within the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center, located in Maryville, Illinois. Chemotherapy services began at the center in September. Installation of new, state-
of-the-art radiation oncology equipment is taking place now and radiation oncology services are scheduled to go live in early 2017.
A MODEL FOR CANCER CARE
The new program, called Anderson Mercy Cancer Care, will be led by Syed Arshad, M.D., and features:
• A board certified, experienced team of Mercy cancer specialists including medical and radiation oncologists
• Customized cancer treatment plans
• Integrative therapies in a supportive, healing environment
• Clinical trial opportunities
**Chemotherapy services begin September 19
***Radiation services coming soon!
|WIDE-RANGING CARE CLOSE TO HOME
“Anderson Hospital prides itself on keeping health care local. This partnership gives patients the most convenient access to Mercy’s clinical expertise,” says Keith Page, Anderson Hospital president and CEO. “This integrated model simplifies the options for local cancer patients.”
The new partnership means that metro- east residents facing a cancer diagnosis now can opt to be treated locally, close to the comforts of home and family. Types of cancer treated at Anderson Mercy Cancer Care include:
- Colon and rectal
Syed Arshad, M.D., who will oversee Anderson Mercy Cancer Care, joined Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology–Anderson on August 1. Dr. Arshad received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan and completed an internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Dr. Arshad is board certified in medical oncology, hematology
and internal medicine. He provides a full range of high-quality, compassionate cancer care, with special interests in hematological malignancies, leukemia
and multiple myeloma
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology
Anderson is located in the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center
at 2227 Vadalabene Drive in Maryville.
You can reach Dr. Arshad’s office at 618-288-1140