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St. Joseph’s/Candler Brings Cancer Treatment to Pembroke Area

May 7, 2021

Infusion center will be part of the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion network, offering cancer treatment closer to home for residents of Pembroke, Statesboro and surrounding communities.

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler will open a new cancer treatment center in Pembroke this fall, bringing the latest oncology infusion treatments closer to home.

“We will provide evidence-based cancer care and the benefits of the latest clinical trials closer to those in Pembroke and nearby communities including Statesboro,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “Chemotherapy can be a very rough treatment for many, and having to travel a long distance after a lengthy chemo session can be an unbearable burden. We are very excited to be expanding our cancer treatment services into areas that, in the past, haven’t had access to such advanced treatment options.”

The Pembroke program will benefit from the expertise of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), which the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has been a part of for more than six years. 

Summit Cancer Care is partnering with the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion to provide medical oncologists to staff the location, all of whom participate in the NCORP program and Clinical Effectiveness Teams in Savannah.

St. Joseph’s/Candler has been rapidly expanding cancer treatment programs across the region for the benefit and convenience of our patients. Centers have been opened in Jesup, Waycross, Statesboro, Hinesville and expanded in Bluffton, S.C. The new Pembroke facility will be located next to the St. Joseph’s/Candler Primary Care practice, which has been serving the community since 1994.

It will be located at 159 West Railroad Street, Pembroke, GA 31321.

Details of the new Pembroke facility

This facility will serve as a medical oncology practice with space for consultations, exams, procedures and chemotherapy infusion. 

It will contain:

  • Space for 10 infusion chairs
  • Three exam and procedure rooms for medical oncologists
  • State-of-the- art pharmaceutical mixing lab for chemotherapies and other necessary infusions.

Therapies offered:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • IV Hydration/Electrolytes
  • IV Iron Infusions
  • Port Flushes
  • Injections
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Once completed, this new infusion center will be a 5,300 square foot facility with an estimated completion cost of $2.5 million.

A Team Approach

The program will work collaboratively with the  Summit Cancer Care specialists at the LCRP. The centerpiece of the LCRP model are the Clinical Effectiveness Teams who meet regularly to assure best practices in treatment regimens offered. Physicians present cases for multi-disciplinary discussions with physicians in Savannah for individualized treatment plans.

Clinical Effectiveness Teams are comprised of physicians with related specialties and support personnel who meet regularly to review individual cases. St. Joseph's/Candler has Clinical Effectiveness Teams for the following areas:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Genitourinary (GU) Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Skin/Melanoma
  • Thoracic (Lung) Cancer

About the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

At the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph's/Candler, advanced technology and compassionate care combine to create one of the most innovative clinical oncology programs in the Southeast.

The LCRP is home to a team of highly trained cancer specialists that skillfully use high-impact technological screening and treatment options for optimal results. In addition, our team has access to nationally funded research and clinical trials and provides community outreach and education with an outstanding array of services specific to cancer patients and their families.

The LCRP is part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program that aims to reach more Georgians needing cancer treatment in their own cities and towns. 

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