Ireland: Cancer Center
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre
In 2006, using UPMC’s successful, integrated model of cancer care, UPMC CancerCenter opened its doors abroad with its first international cancer center, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre in Waterford, Ireland.
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre brings cutting-edge radiation therapy to residents of the Southeast region of Ireland, and was created to meet the need for radiotherapy services where access to state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatment is greatly needed. This location, like the US-based network locations, is built on UPMC's "hub and spoke" model, which gives patients being treated at Whitfield access to the expertise and technology available at Hillman CancerCenter.
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre prides itself on being dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety. International accreditation was granted by Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2008. The ethos of the Centre has always been to provide a patient-focused service, and feedback from patients is a crucial part of development. UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre is committed to delivering the highest standard of radiation therapy and supportive care for patients with all types of cancer.
Radiation Therapy Services
A specialized team of Radiation Oncology Consultants, Physicists, Radiation Oncology Nurses, and Radiation Therapists works together to determine the best course of treatment and care for each patient’s specific needs.
The various types of radiation oncology services at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre include:
- 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- 4D Planning and Respiratory Gating
- Prostate Brachytherapy
- PET CT Scanning
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre provides access to a complete range of support services, helping to meet the many physical and emotional needs of cancer patients and their families.
Support services offered at the Centre include:
- Nutrition advice
- Symptom and side effect management
- Psychological and counselling services
- Educational resources
- Support groups