Today there’s more hope than ever before for our patients.
Advancing your cancer care through a personalized, integrative, 360º multidisciplinary team approach. Improving cancer outcomes. Providing superior value.
Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer, including yourself or people that you care about. Virginia Cancer Specialists offers disease and drug information with the intent of helping you learn more about what you can expect for “typical treatment” of common types of cancer. Use this information to help you better understand the disease that you or your loved one is faced with. Then talk with your physician about how a customized treatment plan will be developed for your specific needs.
The physicians and staff in The US Oncology Network are helping to advance cancer care in community practices like VCS with novel cutting-edge therapies.
Because Virginia Cancer Specialists is committed to providing the best available care to all of its patients, research is and will continue to be the cornerstone of the organization. Such research offers patients access to new investigational drugs not always available to the general public. VCS houses the Largest Clinical Trial Phase 1 /Oncology Research space in the NoVa area.
Our community based physicians treat all cancer types, with subspecialists in areas such as Breast, GI, Lung, Genitourinary, Sarcoma, and Hematologic Malignancies, to name a few.
Caring for women with breast cancer is a privilege. I am tasked with determining the very best treatment for each individual patient and working collaboratively with them on their journey.View Bio
Getting a diagnosis of cancer is the most challenging thing any patient and family will have to go through. My job is to provide the most comprehensive options for patients, with state-of-the-art care and compassion.View Bio
I am mindful of how life altering a diagnosis of cancer can be, not just for the patient, but all the loved ones in their life as well. Patients and families rightly deserve, and will always get the very best of us in intelligence and compassion, along with access to state of the art treatment which is continually improving long-term outcomes.View Bio
From benign breast problems to breast cancer it’s my passion to keep informed of the latest treatments and technologies that benefit my patients. I love working with an experienced and dedicated team of physicians who work to personalize and tailor each treatment plan to best meet the needs of the patient as an individual - and the family as a whole.View Bio
Modern progress and therapeutics continuously inspire me; how much more can be offered to our patients. I am honored daily to earn my patients trust, while offering my very best - I will always treat them with the importance and respect they deserve.View Bio
We have seen remarkable advances in the understanding and treatment of cancer in the last few years. Providing my patients with compassionate, state of the art care is what inspires me everyday.View Bio
During a time of immense stress, cancer patients are faced with an increasingly complex array of therapeutic options. As their oncologist, I strive to empower and guide them to a firm understanding of their disease and potential treatments. By establishing a partnership with patients and their loved ones, I find that patients are better able to utilize the wealth of resources available to them as they continue to pursue high quality, meaningful lives.View Bio
Sarcomas are uncommon, so most of our patients will have already seen one or more doctors before being referred. The VCS sarcoma team works hard to get the right diagnosis and the optimal treatment plan for our patients quickly and compassionately.View Bio
Compassion for patients and excitement for scientific breakthroughs have always motivated me as an oncologist. I feel privileged to treat patients with challenging diseases with an expanding array of effective therapies.View Bio
There are lots of different gene abnormalities that predispose people to certain cancers, and we find them. Our work affects a patient's entire family too, and that's a big concern for many that come to us.
Every cancer patient and their family are different, with their own unique needs. My goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help each and every one of my patients to achieve the best outcome possible.View Bio
Now more than ever, there is reason to be hopeful as we treat our patients’ cancer. Our ability to use, in novel ways "old medicines" and the ever-expanding frontier of new cancer treatments - equip Virginia Cancer Specialists with the tools we need to fight for and alongside our patients.View Bio
The best part of my job is connecting with my patients and helping to demystify the fears and anxiety often associated with a cancer diagnosis. I want my patients to feel empowered and to continue to find life fulfilling in spite of living with cancer, and if I can contribute in a meaningful way, I have done my job.View Bio
Whether patients are working to manage pain, anxiety, nausea, or any of the other symptoms related to cancer or its treatment, our palliative medicine program provides an extra layer of support and expertise.View Bio
When a person entrusts me with their health, a sacred patient - doctor bond is created. Modern medicine and good old fashion caring, helps both of us navigate this journey together.View Bio
I take very seriously the privilege given to me when I am asked to help in a person’s care. An up-to-date, comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care allows us to achieve the best possible outcome.View Bio
Our understanding of the mechanisms and driving mutations of cancer are rapidly evolving. We use our medical knowledge, judgement, and vast experience to offer the most personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care to guide every person through this challenging journey together.View Bio
Cancer can be devastating and the medical system is often overwhelming. We have an exceptional community of caretakers, who are ready to help you navigate the complex medical system during your journey with cancer. It shouldn’t have to be any harder than it already is.View Bio
I chose to be an oncologist in order to help people through one of life’s most challenging times. I serve as the go-to for patients with complex cancer needs, who deserve quality and coordinated care. My focus is on the person, not any one disease. Providing the best care close to home is my highest priority.View Bio
At the heart of every cancer patient, is that they are being care for. Here at Virginia Cancer Specialists we provide both personalized and compassionate care.View Bio
As part of the Oncology Care Model (OCM), we are dedicated to providing patients with the best possible experience at Virginia Cancer Specialists. It is our duty to ensure that each patient has an excellent understanding of their treatment plan, timely manage their symptoms and emotional needs, and assist each in the navigation of all additional services that may be required. We also understand that your family is most important in your care and quality of life. It is our commitment to include them according to your wishes.View Bio
“I place a high premium on customer service, and that starts with me. I insist that patients are seen on time, and that wait times for consultations and treatment start times are as short as possible. We are dealing with cancer, after all. At VCS we have the best of both worlds (private practice with close personal attention and also academic with cutting edge research and treatment options).”View Bio
Our team at the Virginia Cancer Specialists Radiation Oncology Center is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of care. As a physician, I strive to provide my patients with the very best treatment available, specific to their needs. It is an honor and a great privilege to do this work.View Bio
Breast cancer patients meet us at one of the most vulnerable times in their life. For those of us who see this as a calling and not just a job, we have the privilege of helping patients, guiding them at this time when they need it most.View Bio
As an oncologist, you develop strong bonds with your patients. At VCS, we are fortunate to have access to state of the art therapies, which allows my patients to get stronger, healthier, and live better lives. My patients have taught me so much about what it means to be a good doctor, and this is what keeps me passionate about what I do every day.View Bio
I relate to each patient as an individual - not as an individual with a cancer diagnosis, but as a person with unique needs and expectations to be addressed within the scope of our comprehensive care and treatment options offered at our practice. It is my objective to have all of our patients receive this high quality, individualized care. It is my hope that with every visit, our patients feel as if their care is most paramount to every member of our team. After all, our team is their team at Virginia Cancer Specialists.View Bio
What an exciting time to be treating cancer patients! The advances in treatment over the past few years now generate tremendous optimism that you can see on our patient’s faces.View Bio
The goal of palliative care is to provide relief from symptoms and stress of a serious illness. I take a holistic approach when treating my patients. When you treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.View Bio
My profession and expertise in oncology care affords me a very special and unique opportunity to help alleviate a patient’s stress and uncertainty at a most challenging and vulnerable time in their life. By combining exceptional patient care with the most cutting edge treatments, I am able to tailor each patient’s plan of care specifically to meet their individual needs and concerns.View Bio
We provide a diverse team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff to ensure that our patients receive the best care in an efficient and supportive environment.View Bio
“We are at an exciting time in the care of patients with cancer. We continue to have newer, better treatments – advancing our knowledge, enabling us to target these therapies more to each individual. At VCS you can be assured that you will receive state-of-the-art cancer care that is the best plan for you and your family.”View Bio
Read about Antoinette’s cancer journey and how her doctors provided individualized guidance and support.
Dont give up, don't give in, but most importantly, do it with grace.
Read about Sharon’s cancer journey and how her doctors provided individualized guidance and support.
People make plans and God smiles.
Read about Temitayo’s cancer journey and how his doctors provided individualized guidance and support.
Dr.Reid and his team have worked fervently to help me live a healthy life. Without his help, I wouldn't be where I am today. I am beyond grateful for all he has done to give me a better-quality life.
Read about Philip’s cancer journey and how his doctors provided individualized guidance and support.
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I am a current patient of Dr. Sarma at Virginia Cancer Center. He has been treating me for a stage 4 cancer in my neck. I wanted to send a note to someone letting them know how much I appreciate Dr. Sarma’s and his teams concern for me. He is a very kind man and great Doctor.Continue Reading
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