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Herbert-Herman Cancer Center

Personalized cancer care in Mid-Michigan

The journey to life-saving cancer treatment starts with all the questions that arise from an initial cancer diagnosis. Who are the best cancer specialists? Who has the most advanced facility? UM Health-Sparrow Health System has built a state-of-the-art cancer center with the most cutting-edge cancer technology available. We feature the region’s only board-certified gynecologic oncology surgeon, the area’s only full-time genetic counselor, and so much more — all to bring world-class care to you here, at home in Mid-Michigan.

Dedicated and experienced cancer physicians

  • A team of renowned, board-certified physicians with over 100 years of oncology expertise, experience, and knowledge
  • The region’s only board-certified gynecologic oncology surgeon
  • Nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program since 1975
  • Among the first in Michigan to attain the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification

Multidisciplinary cancer clinics

  • Patients see a team of clinicians under one roof and in one visit, rather than making separate appointments with specialists from different practices
  • Each major cancer site has its own multidisciplinary clinic (breast, lung, colorectal, genitourinary, upper GI, and head & neck)
  • Patients receive an individualized treatment plan with input from all specialists
  • One of the only cancer centers in Mid-Michigan to use a targeted therapy approach, shortening hospital stays and lowering side effect risks

World-class cancer care

Patients of the Herbert Herman Cancer Center have access to:

  • The region’s only full-time clinical genetic counselor and genetics program to increase early detection and chances for survival
  • One of the area’s only dedicated oncology-certified social worker
  • Nurse Navigators to personally guide you through the process of each multidisciplinary clinic
  • On-site chemotherapy pharmacy for infusion patients
  • On-site laboratory specifically for cancer patients
  • Pain and symptom management clinic
  • Oncology-certified dietician who provides nutrition education and support in cancer treatment
  • Dedicated in-facility retail spaces specializing in breast- and hair-prosthesis for cancer patients
  • Cancer Resource Center which is available to patients, friends, and family
  • Survivorship – After you beat your cancer, our team will stick with you to help you through the phases of follow-up care including fitness, nutrition, and emotional health

State-of-the-art cancer facilities

  • ViewRay’s MRIdian Linac, the world’s first and only clinical MRI-guided radiation therapy system that can simultaneously image and treat with no additional imaging dose to the patient
  • Elekta Versa, a brand-new linear accelerator treatment machine bringing the most advanced radiation oncology technology to Mid-Michigan
  • Forty infusion bays with custom recliners overlooking a green roof, with large windows and natural lighting
  • Physician practices and multidisciplinary clinic space, which offers the most advanced exam rooms and technology

Phase 1-3 clinical trials

  • The region’s first precision medicine program with a molecular tumor board that analyzes gene sequence results to identify targeted treatment options
  • Home to the largest clinical trials program in the region
  • Patients are placed on the forefront of cancer treatment research
  • Access to a wide variety of clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and government organizations such as the National Cancer Institute
  • One of the only regional programs accepting phase 1-3 clinical trials
  • Genetics-based clinical trial accruals with the help of our genetic counselor

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