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March 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 9
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The Anderson Family Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center, Marking a New Era of Cancer Care from the Treasure Coast to South Florida

Jupiter Medical Center has long been the region’s leader in cancer treatment, providing world-class cancer care for more than 35 years. However, with the recent opening of the iconic healthcare facility’s new 55,000-square-foot Anderson Family Cancer Institute, Jupiter Medical Center’s new era of early detection, diagnostics and treatment sets the bar to which hospitals across the nation aspire.

The facility is state of the art, bringing together multidisciplinary cancer experts, the most sophisticated treatments in the field and unique amenities designed for patient and family comfort and healing. The Anderson Family Cancer Institute enables patients to visit one place for physician appointments, lab work, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, infusions and support services.
 
Virtually all services at the center are integrated into one location, allowing patients to see multiple oncology specialists and support team all in the same day, and receive a comprehensive treatment plan so they know what to expect from diagnosis through survivorship. This is a remarkable concept for patients and their families who already carry the burden of a cancer diagnosis, versus the logistics of having to travel to multiple locations over the course of sometimes weeks potentially delaying their care.
 
The institute also holds Jupiter Medical Center’s cutting-edge radiation technology, including a TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System, which precisely target and destroys cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, the CyberKnife® M6™ Robotic Radiosurgery System, which treats tumors nonsurgically and Electron Beam Intraoperative Therapy (e-IORT), which reduces the number of radiation treatments for breast cancer patients. This technology rivals that of any major academic medical center.
 
With 31 private infusion rooms, patients can receive chemotherapy and other types of infusions in a calming environment outfitted with specialized chairs to maximize comfort.
 
Features at the Institute designed to enhance patient and family comfort and support include:
∙ A healing garden for patients and family to gather and visit
∙ A 45-seat auditorium for physician/patient educational events
∙ Meraki Juice Café with outdoor seating
∙ A 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with salt water tropical fish to aid relaxation
∙ A Patient Resource Center equipped with computer stations
∙ Publix Pharmacy for easy access to filling prescriptions
∙ And a boutique and lab will be coming soon
 
The Anderson Family Cancer Institute also marks a transformative point because it allows Jupiter Medical Center to further build its medical oncology division, complementing a growing team of renowned surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists.
 
This exceptional team includes Dr. Debra Brandt, Director of Medical Oncology. A board-certified, fellowship-trained, hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Brandt will be expanding the oncology clinical trials program, offering patients a broader range ot treatment options. Local clinical trials allow participation in state-of-the-art research about cancer or hematologic disorders without having to travel long distances.
 
Prior to joining Jupiter Medical Center, Dr. Brandt was Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Smilow Cancer Hospital in Yale, Connecticut, and served as Medical Director of the Torrington Care Center in the Yale New Haven Health System. Her distinctions include multiple “Top Doctor” awards, and a Yale Cancer Center Award for Clinical Excellence.

For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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