For nearly 20 years, Doylestown Hospital has been a member of the Penn Cancer Network, a select group of community hospitals affiliated with The University of Pennsylvania's famed Abramson Cancer Center, one of only 39 hospitals in the United States designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Institutes of Health. Network hospitals can draw on the university's resources, and also participate in its extensive clinical trials program. Penn Medicine also provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy services at Doylestown Hospital through its Radiation Oncology Department.
The linear accelerator installed at The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital is exactly the same type of linear accelerator being used at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. A CT scanner built into the linear accelerator allows physicians to perform a CT scan before treatment begins. This adds an extra level of confidence that physicians are targeting precisely every time.
About 90 percent of patients who come to Doylestown Hospital for radiation therapy will be able to have all of their treatments at the hospital. But for patients who may benefit from additional services at Penn, the use of electronic medical records creates a seamless transition between the two facilities.