Medical Oncology and Hematology

Medical oncology, hematology and outpatient infusion care is provided at the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute.

Medical oncology is the use of medications to treat cancer and prevent the spread of the disease. Your medical oncologist will coordinate and oversee your cancer care and treatment, which may include chemotherapy, infusion services (such as hydration), hormones, and/or pain management.

The medical oncology department also participates in the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) .  By participating with the MCA, we provide access to clinic trials through University of Kansas.

Our Medical Oncologists:

• Diagnose and identify the type of cancer
• Plan course of treatment
• Treat the disease with medication, including chemotherapy
• Educate patients and their loved ones
• Monitor and evaluate progress throughout treatment
• Assist with pain management
•Administer infusion treatments

Chemotherapy Treatment

Your medical oncologist may prescribe chemotherapy as a part of your treatment. Chemotherapy is used to help eliminate cancer cells and/or prevent them from multiplying in the body. Chemotherapy may be administered by infusion, in one of our private or semi-private infusion bays or via pill (oral chemotherapy).

Hematology

Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and non-cancerous blood disorders. Hematology includes diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, and the mechanism of coagulation.

Outreach Location

Citizens Medical Center – Monthly

On-site Oncology Pharmacy

At our on-site pharmacy, oncology-trained pharmacists dispense chemotherapy and other medications required in your medical oncology treatment plan. To enhance patient safety, the pharmacy uses advanced technologies, such as computerized ordering systems and bar-coded medications. The pharmacy is unable to fill personal prescriptions.

On-Site Laboratory Services

For the convenience of patients receiving treatment at the cancer center, laboratory testing services are also housed in the restful environment of the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute.

as a “regimen.”  Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their chemotherapy treatment.   We give anti-nausea medications by IV and mouth.  We have dedicated treatment rooms with recliners and televisions.  If you have a computer, you can feel free to bring it as we have wireless access available.

The medical oncology department also participates in the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA).  By participating with the MCA, we provide access to clinic trials through University of Kansas.

Chemo & Medical Oncology Providers

Anthony Accurso, MD

Anthony Accurso, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology
Tracy L. Coe, MD

Tracy L. Coe, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology
Robert Rodriguez, MD

Robert Rodriguez, MD

Medical Oncology