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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. Loren Friedman, MD, FAAHPM, Palliative Medicine
Physician Spotlight: Timothy A McCarthy, MD, Medical Oncologist, Virginia Cancer Specialist “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.” Dr. Timothy A. McCarthy graduated with high honors from Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering. He then went on to earn his medical degree and complete an Internal Medicine residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During his residency, Dr. McCarthy was honored with the Nilesh Tamakuwala, MD Memorial Award, a distinction presented to the individual who best demonstrated compassion in care and excellence in teaching.
Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) offers comprehensive care for Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery and other musculoskeletal tumor in Northern Virginia. For over 40 years, VCS has been the region’s leader in treating cancers and blood disorders. Now our acclaimed team of experts includes specialists in sarcoma surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
“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.” Mitul Gandhi, MD, Medical Oncologist, Virginia Cancer Specialists
Dr. Gandhi joins Virginia Cancer Specialists after serving as Chief Fellow in the Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. During his time at Northwestern, Dr. Gandhi actively participated in clinical research, with a focus in high risk lymphoma. He has presented at major national meetings, won the American Society of Hematology’s Abstract Achievement Award in 2013, and has several publications including a recent article in Blood on double hit lymphomas. Dr. Gandhi is currently an Associate Member of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
“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.” Daniel Chong, MD, Virginia Cancer Specialists
Dr. Chong joins Virginia Cancer Specialists after serving as Chief Fellow in the Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. During his time there, Dr. Chong was also a Clinical Research Fellow at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he participated in various studies, including several focused on prostate cancer. He has presented posters at national physician conferences and has authored several peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Chong is a member of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.