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Jain to move practice to AGH’s cancer center

Apr 05, 2018
Manoj Jain



printed 4/6/18

(April 6, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital has acquired the Berlin location of 21st Century Oncology, the nation’s largest radiation oncology provider.

As part of the agreement, Manoj Jain, M.D., will be joining medical oncologists Rabindra Paul, M.D., and Roopa Gupta, M.D., on the medical staff of the hospital’s Regional Cancer Care Center.

This is another step toward full integration of comprehensive cancer services in Worcester County, which will occur when the John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center opens in late spring.

The agreement is effective March 23 with Jain and his staff continuing to provide care for radiation oncology patients at the Franklin Street office until construction of the new center is complete late this spring.

In addition to offering external beam radiation performed with a linear accelerator to treat a multitude of cancers, Jain also uses high dose rate brachytherapy, an internal radiation therapy that involves insertion of radioactive sources internally near a tumor. This type of therapy is most commonly used in the treatment of certain prostate, GYN and breast cancers.

Jain completed his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, with an emphasis on prostate brachytherapy. He earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and is board certified in radiation oncology.

He has worked extensively with local breast cancer and prostate cancer support groups to promote the most advanced treatments for these cancers. Jain has also organized multidisciplinary tumor boards at several hospitals, and he currently serves as the chairman of the Cancer Committee at Atlantic General Hospital. He has 18 years of experience.

Atlantic General Hospital and 21st Century Oncology had already formed a strong relationship to better coordinate cancer care in the community, to the benefit of patients receiving care from both facilities over the years. The recent acquisition will make the interaction amongst various members of the cancer team even more effective, and the care and attention patients receive more seamless.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jain and his staff on board,” Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital, said. “We look forward to having all care for cancer patients under one roof, and on one campus here in Berlin.”

For more information about cancer services at Atlantic General Hospital or plans for the new Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org/rccc.

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