2013 Community Health Services Report
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare offers comprehensive cancer treatment, clinical trials, prevention and support services in collaboration with leading scientific researchers and community oncologists. Recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, the center’s community outreach programs include:
- Risk and preventive educational programs for cancer.
- Nutritional education for cancer patients and for caregivers.
- Screening events in partnership with local physicians.
More than 175 programs were provided in 2013 including risk, prevention and education seminars, cancer support groups and nutritional programs.
Cancer Care Coordinators, experienced advanced practice nurses with expertise in oncology, help patients and families at no charge whether diagnosed at Scottsdale Healthcare or not. In 2013, Cancer Care Coordinators provided new patient resources, ongoing support, accurate information and referrals to more than 275 patients each week.
Research Cancer Care Coordinators help guide patients with questions about participating in clinical trials at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. A nationally recognized leader in Phase I (first-in-human) clinical trials of new cancer drugs, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center has more than 30 clinical trials open at any given time.
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare offers an in-depth cancer survivorship program, and its Gift of Life Lodging Program provided more than 95 overnight hotel accommodations for cancer patients who must travel to receive daily treatment.
More than 3,154 individuals participated in the center’s Creative Arts Body, Mind and Spirit Program in 2013.
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