About Beaumont Cancer Institute

The programs available at Beaumont are specifically aimed at lung, breast, colorectal, head and neck, GI/hepatobilary, melanoma, brain and spinal cord, prostate and urologic cancers.

Each program includes a highly trained team of specialists who work closely in a well-coordinated effort, making sure every patient gets the most from the latest technological advances.

The cancer institute, which is located on the Royal Oak Campus, is a part of vast Beaumont Health, the largest health care system in the state.

Beaumont Health includes eight hospitals, 145 health centers and close to 5,000 physicians throughout southeast Michigan.

Specialized Care for Mesothelioma

The Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program has specialists in malignant mesothelioma and provides personalized care.

Mesothelioma treatment at Beaumont often includes a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy — a multipronged approach that has survivors today living longer than ever before.

Specialists from each of those fields meet regularly to discuss each case, making sure their efforts are well coordinated. Beaumont’s commitment to multidisciplinary excellence spans a wide range of expertise.

Among the disciplines are medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, pulmonology, pathology, nuclear medicine, cancer support service, genetic counseling and clinical trials.

“We need this to be a place where a patient with mesothelioma can get the finest care possible,” said radiologist Dr. Craig Stevens, who specializes in thoracic malignancies. “Beaumont is a preferred place to be treated for any number of diseases. There is a need in this state for a real mesothelioma program.”

Leaders in Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology Department, directed by Stevens, has drawn recognition for its innovative treatment approach, technology and research. Stevens has been among the national leaders in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Beaumont has developed image-guided radiation therapy, hyperthermic therapy, adaptive radiation therapy and high-dose brachytherapy, all of which have helped patients with various cancers.

Lung Cancer Efforts

Beaumont also has an inexpensive Lung Cancer Screening Program that saves lives through early detection.

The program involves low-dose computed tomography imaging (CT scan) that uses X-ray beams to help physicians diagnose many conditions. It is recommended for anyone over 55 who is at high risk for lung cancer or mesothelioma.

Among those treating lung cancer is Dr. Mohammad Chisti, who spends much of his time at the Beaumont Hospital in nearby Troy, Michigan, treating a wide range of cancers.

As a researcher, Chisti focuses on novel, targeted therapies that are providing new hope for once-incurable diseases.

National Recognition

Beaumont has used its vast resources to take a national leadership role in a number of areas.

Urologists at Beaumont were pioneers in treating prostate cancer locally with transurethral ultrasound therapy guided by magnetic resonance imaging.

Beaumont surgeons pioneered a robotic surgery technique to remove cancerous tumors from patients with only one kidney remaining, taking advantage of this novel, minimally invasive procedure.

Beaumont became the first center outside of Japan to use a novel balloon ablation technology to treat atrial fibrillation. It also opened a Cardiovascular Performance Clinic to help reduce associated health risks that come with exercise programs.

The National Cancer Institute designated the Beaumont Cancer Institute as one of 49 community clinical oncology programs that provide patients with cutting-edge clinical research trials.

The Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, received a Best Hospital ranking by U.S. News & World Report for 19 consecutive years.

Beaumont also is designated as a Blue Cross Center of Distinction for the treatment of rare and complex cancers.

Cancer Genetics

Beaumont also has a highly rated multidisciplinary Cancer Genetics Program, which can help individuals reduce the risk and even prevent cancer from occurring.

Part of the program includes early screening, which has proven effective in early detection, improved therapies and better outcomes.

The genetics program includes an oncologist and program director, cancer genetics counselors, an attending physician and supportive care nurses. They provide genetic testing, risk assessment, family history evaluation, genetic education and counseling services.

Clinical Trials

The clinical trials office at Beaumont Health has been offering personalized service since 1999.

There are more than 60 treatment, prevention and support trials covering a wide variety of cancers currently ongoing at Beaumont.

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Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

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Last Modified June 10, 2019

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