Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ivy League-Trained Physician Joins Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas has announced that Moira Sutton, M.D., radiation oncologist, has joined the staff at the center, with privileges at both Fauquier Hospital and Prince William Hospital. Dr. Sutton holds degrees from Duke University, Goucher College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was chief resident in the department of radiation oncology at Columbia University and comes to the center from Trident Cancer Center in Charleston, S.C. She is a specialist in radiation oncology and has experience treating multiple types of cancer.

Dr. Sutton first became interested in oncology as a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said, “During my mother’s battle with the disease, I was impressed by her oncologists’ skill and dedication,” she said. “I am excited to join the team at The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas and looking forward to being part of a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive and individualized cancer care for patients.”

Sanjeev Aggarwal, M.D., medical director of The Cancer Center, said, “A top-notch staff is key to providing the best possible care, and I am pleased to introduce Dr. Sutton as a member of our team. Dr. Sutton’s education, medical expertise and approach to patient care make her an invaluable asset for our center.”

In recent months, The Cancer Center has made several additions to its staff, including a patient navigator and additional nurses and radiation therapists. The center has also been adding treatment and support services such as patient navigation, support groups, RapidArc™ (a faster, more precise form of radiation therapy), PET/CT imaging for more precise treatment planning, and brachytherapy (seed implants) for prostate cancer patients. The center is also gearing up to become a certified breast center later in 2010.

“Since opening in 2007, we have pioneered the use of innovative technologies and focused on providing high-quality, compassionate care for cancer patients in this community. Expanding our team to include Dr. Sutton allows us to treat even more cancer patients and continue to provide excellent care utilizing the latest technologies,” added Dr. Aggarwal.

About The Cancer Center
The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas opened in February 2007, through the cooperative efforts of Fauquier Hospital and Prince William Hospital. The 20,000-square-foot facility is centrally located near U.S. 29 and I-66 to offer patients in Fauquier, Prince William and surrounding counties radiation therapy and oncology services close to home under the care of physicians they know and trust. In 2010 the center received full accreditation as a radiation oncology facility from The American College of Radiology.

The Cancer Center houses some of the leading radiation technologies, including a Varian linear accelerator radiation therapy treatment machine with IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) and IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy) innovations. The Cancer Center is proud to be the first facility in Northern Virginia to use RapidArc™ radiation therapy from Varian Medical Systems, a form of IMRT that provides faster, more precise treatments that are more comfortable for patients and minimize side effects. The Cancer Center has also been a leader in the development and planning of other services, including PET/CT imaging and brachytherapy.

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