CRMC Cancer Care Team

Continuity of care begins at the Cancer Center at Carlisle Regional Medical Center with a multi-disciplinary committee of medical professionals reviewing each patient's individual case and recommending the best course of treatment. Our team and services work in unison to provide you with the best treatment, follow-up and compassionate care available, all in a setting close to home.

Wallace Longton MD
Radiation Oncology
Ronald H. Malcom MD
Radiation Oncology
Irina Sachelarie MD
Medical Oncology

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  • State-of-the-art diagnostic expertise and technology to discover cancer at the earliest stages.
  • Comprehensive cancer support services to address mind and body.
  • The latest techniques to treat cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and state-of-the-art surgical care.
  • Resources and Support

    Get trusted information about cancer, from early detection and screening to advanced treatment options and recovery.

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    About Cancer

    Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, and they reproduce rapidly, forming tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.

    Cancer and Genetics

    The human genome contains many types of genes that control cell growth. When these genes have an error in their DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.

    Cancer Diagnosis

    After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"

    Cancer Treatment

    The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.

    Living With Cancer

    Newer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.

    Cancer Tests and Procedures

    Doctors use tests like mammography, MRI, and CT scans to help them screen for, diagnose, and treat cancer. If you have cancer, you may have had one or more of these tests.

    Cancer and Nutrition

    Making careful food choices will help support your immune system's fight against cancer. The foods you choose to eat during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.

    Cancer Treatment Side Effects

    Cancer treatment can cause a number of side effects. Learn how to cope with fatigue, loss of appetite, skin problems, and more.

    Specific Cancers

    Look here for information on specific types of cancer, from adrenal cancer to thyroid cancer and beyond.

    Standing Strong Against Cancer

    According to the American Cancer Society, more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors are living in the United States. Sally Cree, 76, of the Cumberland Valley, is one of them.

    As a former Associateof Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Sally trusted in the hospital's services, which led her to the Women's Imaging Center for her annual mammograms. When a routine exam revealed a suspicious lump in her breast last March, Deborah W. Sims, MD, general surgeon at Carlisle Regional, acted quickly to confirm Sally's diagnosis of cancer and refer her to Carlisle Regional Cancer Center for radiation.

    "A cancer diagnosis is scary," says Sally."Fortunately, I had the Carlisle Regional Cancer Center team with me every step of the way. The dignity and respect each staff member treated me with made me feel comfortable and secure, helping me stay positive through treatment.

    Today, Sally feels healthier than ever before and is quickly regaining the strength she needs to return to the activities she enjoys, especially cooking.

    Providing Top-Tier Service

    As a full-service, state-of-the-art facility, Carlisle Regional Cancer Center houses some of the area's most sophisticated cancer detection and treatment technologies, such as the 21 EX Linear Accelerator. With its integrated staff of highly trained medical specialists, Carlisle Regional Cancer Center offers the optimal care experience to each of its patients. The services we provide are truly comprehensive," says Carolyn Moore, director of Carlisle Regional Cancer Center. "Our team of medical specialists works closely with each patient and his or her family, putting a personal touch on high-quality, individualized care."

    Carlisle Regional Cancer Center

    At Carlisle Regional Cancer Center, it's all about you.

    We have compassion and concern...for you.

    We use the best medical technology available...for you.

    We put our medical expertise to work...for you.

    We understand that facing a cancer diagnosis is stressful and overwhelming - both for you and for your loved ones. Here, we take a personal interest in each patient and their specific needs. In fact, if you ask our patients, they would tell you we treat them as if they are part of our own family.

    Our team of medical and allied professionals will provide you with expert, compassionate care, and deliver that care using the most advanced technology available. We apply advanced technology with detail and caring hands. Here at Carlisle Regional Cancer Center, we make sure our services are accessible and timely, because we know the sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you can get back to your life.

    We opened our cancer cancer facility in 1999 in response to the community's needs. We take great pride in having the best technology, cancer treatments and equipment available to date to provide you with the things you need during your stay with us. Our recent partnership with Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute expands the range, comprehensiveness and quality of oncology services to our patients.

    Our radiation, oncology and chemotherapy practices are owned by Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Both services are housed under the same roof, this allows for collaboration among the team regarding patient treatment plans. This convenience and collaboration is another way we focus on you.

    Carlisle Regional's Cancer Center cancer/oncology team (left to right): Dr. Irina Sachelarie, Dr. Wallace Longton, Dr. Ronald Malcom and Dr. Harvey Hotchner.

    Carlisle Regional's Cancer Center is located adjacent to the Carlisle Regional Medical Center at 25 Sprint Drive in Carlisle.

    For more information or a personal tour of the Carlisle Regional Cancer Center, please call (717) 960-3750.

    Introducing Trilogy with RapidArc: Improving Radiation Therapy

    Carlisle Regional Cancer Center strives to offer the most advanced technology to patients in Central Pennsylvania. One example is with our Trilogy' treatment delivery system with RapidArc™. The new linear accelerator is the first of its kind in the area.

    Creating radiation targets smaller than .5mm, this technology allows specially-trained radiation oncology physicians to pinpoint cancerous cells, while also tracking tumor movement associated with patient movement and shifts caused by breathing.

    With Patients in Mind 

    "The Trilogy system enhances the patient's experience while allowing for greater precision with less radiation exposure to healthy, surrounding tissues," says Ronald Malcom, MD, radiation oncologist at Carlisle Regional Cancer Center. "Patients also benefit from a quicker treatment session in a more comfortable atmosphere, close to home."

    Exceptional Cancer Care from Diagnosis Through Recovery

    Carlisle Regional Medical Center delivers a full range of cancer care services, from early screening and preventive education to advanced diagnosis, treatment and recovery services. Our multidisciplinary care combines advanced technology, medical expertise and a full range of support services to address body and mind. Caring, experienced cancer care professionals are focused on providing you and your family with exceptional, patient-centered care.

    Carlisle Regional's Cancer Center is located adjacent to the Medical Center at 25 Sprint Drive in Carlisle. For more information or a personal tour of the Carlisle Regional Cancer Center, please call (717) 960-3750.

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    We offer Cancer Care Center care at 3 locations.