Massey and Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center open new high-tech radiation therapy center in Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC) opened a new cancer center – Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center – that features state-of-the-art radiation oncology services jointly delivered by Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.  A public ribbon-cutting celebration was held onsite on Thursday, August 22, 2013.

“We are proud to be offering radiation therapy services in partnership with VCU Massey Cancer Center, whose reputation and experience, combined with our clinical and operational expertise, will provide an exceptional experience for our patients,” said Tim Tobin, FACHE, CEO of SRMC.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Spotsylvania Radiation Oncology CenterSaid Paul Wesolowski, vice president of professional services at VCU Medical Center, which provides Massey’s clinical oncology care: “The addition of Massey-led radiation oncology services at SRMC’s new cancer center offers more treatment options and expands access to research-backed therapies for area cancer patients. Massey is pleased to partner with SRMC to jointly enhance cancer care in the region.”

The Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center, located in the Pogonia Medical Arts Building at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, encompasses 7,000 square feet and features a Varian TrueBeam high energy linear accelerator and 4-D General Electric Optima Simulator that offer innovative radiation treatments, including image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high dose rate afterloading, partial breast irradiation, prone breast treatment and respiratory gating.

Michael Porrazzo, M.D., of Massey serves as the director of radiation oncology at Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center (SRCC). Board-certified in radiation oncology with more than 20 years of experience in delivering leading-edge radiation treatments, Porrazzo will lead the SRCC radiation oncology team to provide multidisciplinary evaluation, treatment planning and care for all types of adult cancer in collaboration with local oncologists and other physicians specializing in cancer-related care who provide medical and surgical oncology services at SRCC. He said, “I’m delighted to lead radiation oncology care at SRMC on behalf of and with the support of Massey. I am pleased to be part of the Fredericksburg community and I look forward to serving the cancer needs here.”