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Assarian Cancer Center (at Providence Park Hospital in Novi)

The Michael and Rose Assarian Cancer Center, a joint venture with the University of Michigan, delivers ground-breaking clinical care within a unique and healing environment. In addition to the Chemotherapy treatment area as well as the Radiation Therapy department, the Assarian Cancer Center goes beyond traditional cancer care in that it offers clinical expertise utilizing the best technology in a manner which addresses mind, body, and spirit. The Assarian Cancer Center promotes healing on all levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual. The facility offers special architectural features such as the Reflection Space and Soulscape which offer a calming refuge promoting peace and serenity. In addition, there is the Karen M. Sinelli Arts Studio, the Nancy A. Fox Art Gallery, a Ceramics workshop and an Educational Resource Center.

Our Oncology Specialists are nationally known in cancer treatment and research. Providence is affiliated with leading national oncology research and treatment programs, offering the newest treatments and clinical trials to patients in southeast Michigan. From screening to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care, to research, healing arts, and education ---all services are provided in this facility.

At the Assarian Cancer Center, you will find:

  • Board certified medical and radiation oncologists
  • Oncology Certified Nurses and Physician Assistants
  • Infusion Clinic with private bays for each patient
  • Radiation Oncology Department with a Trilogy Stereotactic Radiosurgery unit
  • Access to Clinical Trials from National Cooperative Groups as well as Pharmaceutical companies
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Care
  • Healing Arts program offering an wide array of services such as Yoga, Ceramics, Art Therapy, Massage, Tai Chi, Nutrition
  • Psychosocial support offered through Oncology dedicated Social Workers
  • Coordination of all services through Nurse Navigators
  • Cancer Resource center with current books and publications about cancer
  • Elliott Breast Center adjacent to the Cancer Center
  • Individualized patient orientation program including the provision of a Health Care Manager booklet

The Assarian Cancer Center is a leader among cancer treatment facilities. With the powerful combination of board-certified clinical experts utilizing state-of-the-art technology, treatment plans, and research, within a beautiful, serene facility, your cancer needs will be surpassed!

Cancer Treatment

Here are just some of the extensive programs and services we provide at the Assarian Cancer Center.

You can also learn more about our Radiation Oncology program or our Breast Care Program.

Many types of cancer can be effectively treated with chemotherapy, the use of intravenous or pill-form drugs developed to target and kill cancer cells. For some cancers, chemotherapy may be the stand-alone treatment. Often it is combined with surgery or radiation therapy.

Through affiliations with national organizations and research partnerships, our medical oncologists are able to offer many progressive and aggressive cancer therapies. Clinical trials are available to patients who meet research criteria.

Certain cancer tumors can be removed through surgery. Sometimes surgery is a stand-alone treatment option. For other people, it may be combined with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Surgical specialization is available in breast, thoracic (lung and esophagus), colorectal, urological, prostate, pancreatic, and gynecologic cancers. Our oncology surgeons also collaborate with diagnostic imaging radiologists to offer radiofrequency ablation to patients who are candidates for the procedure.

Dedicated Inpatient Unit

Inpatient care is provided in a unit specially designed for people with cancer. Our oncology unit boasts private rooms laid out in a soothing environment.

Oncology-Trained Nursing

Oncology nurses abide by a family-oriented philosophy designed to empower and support patients and their loved ones. They adhere to the standards established by the National Oncology Nursing Society and several are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. Specially trained nurses are able to administer chemotherapy and biotherapy conveniently on the unit.

Dedicated Pharmacists

A designated oncology pharmacist ensures effective, safe delivery of state-of-the-art chemotherapy and other medications. Assigned only to patients with cancer, the oncology pharmacist also helps to monitor possible drug interactions.

At the Van Elslander Cancer Center, we offer comprehensive radiation therapy services in a compassionate, caring environment few hospitals in the nation can match. Patients at the Center often have access to new cancer treatments before they are widely available.

How does it work?

Radiation therapy is the treatment of cancer using penetrating beams of high-energy waves called radiation. The radiation used for cancer treatment comes from special machines or from radioactive substances. In small doses over a period of several weeks, the diseased area is exposed to highly focused energy waves that disrupt the ability of the cancer cells to grow and multiply. Treatment is generally painless, though some patients experience side effects.

Our expert radiation oncologists will work with you and your physician to determine the most effective and most appropriate treatment option.

Learn more about our Radiation Oncology program.

How We Treat Cancer

The St. John Providence Health System offers a full spectrum of treatments designed to fight cancer and keep our patients healthy and happy. See how we’re working together and How We Treat Cancer

To learn more, please call us at 1-866-246-4673

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Assarian Cancer Center Location

Assarian Cancer Center
47601 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: 866-246-4673

Providence Hospital Clinical Trials

Want to find out about clinical trials?
Call Jaswinder Grewal Ph.D., Director of Oncology Research at 248-849-5337
Or, email Dr. Grewal