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Walker Family Cancer Centre

Cancer Care / Oncology

Cancer Care at the Walker Family Cancer Centre is a regional program that has been featured prominently in healthcare headlines with the opening of the St. Catharines Site.  The new centre has enabled significant advancements in a full spectrum of services – radiation therapy being the most highly–anticipated.  The addition of radiation treatment within the Niagara Region makes it possible to offer ‘close-to-home’ care for 95% of the 2,500 area residents yearly who are diagnosed with cancer.*

NHS Medical Director of Oncology Dr. Janice Giesbrecht is thrilled with the new location.  “It’s hard to wipe the smiles off our faces when we see how much more we are able to offer our patients.”  As well as being technologically–advanced, designers took great care to create welcoming, healing spaces through use of natural light, gardens, greenery and comforting surroundings.   Complementing the services and treatment provided at the Walker Family Cancer Centre, clinics will continue to be held in Welland and Niagara Falls for new patient and follow-up visits.

With 100% of all medical equipment being donor funded, our Niagara community can be proud of the huge strides realized in local cancer services and the promising outlook as the program continues to expand and evolve.  

* More specialized care related to head and neck cancers will continue to be referred to the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton.