The Aquilino Cancer Center will bring a wide range of coordinated services under one roof

The Aquilino Cancer Center, opening next year on When the Aquilino Cancer Center opens in 2013, it will bring doctors, nurses, pain management specialists and complementary therapies together.the campus of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, will lead the way in bringing integrated, comprehensive cancer care to our community. As the first community-based, comprehensive cancer center in Montgomery County, the Aquilino Cancer Center will offer personalized, coordinated care and a unique environmental experience. Adventist HealthCare officials broke ground on the facility in June.

“We are pleased to have a facility here in Montgomery County, on the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center campus,” says Dennis Hansen, president of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. “This new center will allow our expert cancer care team to provide a broader range of highly coordinated, comprehensive services in one convenient location.”

The Aquilino Cancer Center, which will expand access to a wide range of coordinated services for cancer patients, will bring doctors, nurses, pain-management specialists and complementary therapies together under one roof to deliver integrated, comprehensive cancer care. The outpatient facility will offer personalized, expert, quality care to cancer patients, with the most up-to-date technology to treat cancer. The approximately 50,000-square-foot, three-story building will house physician offices as well as complementary resources, such as an education library, nutrition counseling, navigation services and support groups, for cancer patients and families. It will also offer wellness programs, screening events and fitness activities.

“Physicians involved with cancer care who are practicing in and around the Aquilino Cancer Center will be able to utilize advanced technology and a coordinated approach to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment,” says Joseph Haggerty, M.D., medical oncologist for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

With its location on the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center and the Great Seneca Science Corridor, the Aquilino Cancer Center will allow physicians practicing at the center to closely collaborate with local and national research organizations, offering patients an opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research projects.