West Michigan Cancer Center
West Michigan Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer center with all support services (nutrition, psychological counseling, support groups, pastoral care, transportation, and complimentary programs such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, etc.) and active NCI clinical trials and pharmaceutical studies all under one roof. We also have active gynecologic oncology surgery and pediatric oncology programs. We have active IMRT, prostate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and HDR programs. The workload is about 28-32 patients per day under treatment per physician.
Radiation therapy has one Varian Trilogy, Varian 21 EX with MLC (and soon OBI), 1 Siemens KD, Marconi Picker PQ5000 CT, CMS XIO treatment planning, Radionics X-knife stereotactic radiosurgery, MMS/Variseed prostate brachytherapy, treatment planning and HDR. There are three boarded physicists, (one PH.D., 2 Masters), 8 certified radiation therapy technologists, one board certified dosimetrist, one board eligible dosimetrist, and three RNs.
With three colleges, a major university and a metropolitan population of 220,000, Kalamazoo offers cultural and educational opportunities usually found only in large urban areas. We're ideally situated midway between Chicago and Detroit in a region that enjoys a healthy and expanding economy based on diverse industry, including electronics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and agriculture. We enjoy the changing of the seasons here -- the crisp winter days made for skiing and the summer jaunts through Michigan wine country to Lake Michigan, only 40 miles away. Our forests, lakes and rolling hills make southwest Michigan one of the Midwest's most beautiful places to work, make friends and raise a family.