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Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Gillis Gilkerson, a leading Delmarva construction management firm, is constructing the new Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Ocean Pines, a comprehensive cancer center located in a second building at the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines.

The 20,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in the summer of 2017. It will provide the most comprehensive cancer services in Worcester County, built upon the successes achieved by PRMC’s award-winning Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at the hospital’s main campus in Salisbury. 

Patients at the new cancer center will have the same access to the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, National Cancer Institute (NCI) and pharmaceutical-sponsored studies. Peninsula Regional has participated in clinical trials since the early 1990s, and the research program is consistently growing over time. With the new facility in Ocean Pines, patients will be provided cutting-edge treatment in a local setting.

“Radiation Oncology services at the Henson Cancer Institute in Ocean Pines will provide the latest technology in radiation medicine,” said Dr. John Mansueti, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. “We will be using the TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, which provides the most advanced image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment modalities available.”

The TrueBeam system can be used for all forms of advanced external-beam radiotherapy, including image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery (IGRT and IGRS), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and RapidArc® radiotherapy. 

Peninsula Regional Oncology and Hematology, which has been providing medical oncology and chemotherapy infusion services in Berlin for 8 years, will relocate and significantly expand its capacity, allowing at least 12 patients to be comfortably treated at one time in a state-of-the-art center. 

Peninsula Regional has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer since 1970 and offers the widest array of cancer services on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.