This beautiful and easy-to-reach new facility provides convenient access to residents of the Farmington Valley, Litchfield County and surrounding regions.
The center provides:
- Radiation Oncology
- Medical Oncology (Oncology Associates, PC)
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Surgical Oncology
- Other cancer-related specialties
In addition, nutritional and social service counseling, as well as access to cancer resources such as on-line services and
educational materials are available.
The Center includes a branch of our Gray Cancer Center Boutique providing selected products benefiting cancer patients. The Center also houses an educational/conference space that can be used for cancer support groups and other community functions.
Infusion Services, Chemotherapy, Medical Oncology Care:
Oncology Associates, PC, is a medical oncology practice in the center that offers infusion services, chemotherapy and medical oncology care. It is staffed by board certified physicians, Oncology Certified nurses, certified medical assistants, phlebotomists, and administrative personnel.
Radiation Oncology Services:
Our Radiation Oncology office at The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center-Avon is open for patient care. Dr. Kenneth Leopold, a graduate of the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy/Dana Farber Cancer Institute and author of over 60 cancer-related publications, is our primary Radiation Oncologist at the site. Dr. Helaine Bertsch will also care for patients in Avon.
The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center-Avon provides state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology services for nearly all situations requiring external beam radiation therapy. The Center has a Varian Clinac iX linear accelerator. This machine produces photons at two energies as well as supplying a full range of electron energies and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
The Clinac iX is equipped with on-board imaging, allowing precise patient positioning at the time of daily treatment (so-called "image-guided" radiation therapy - IGRT). A Toshiba wide-bore CT scanner is on-site to allow for state-of•the-art patient positioning for treatment set up while providing outstanding patient imaging for radiation treatment planning. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (lMRT) and conventional treatment planning will be accomplished using the cutting-edge Eclipse planning system.
For the less common situations where brachytherapy or stereotactic radiation therapy services are required, they are available at our Hartford location.
The Helen & Harry Cancer Center-Avon is located in Avon Park North, at 80 Fisher Drive just off Route 10, less than a mile north of Route 44. The entry of Fisher Drive is across the street from the Hartford Hospital Avon Wellness Center, which also houses a Jefferson Radiology office and a Quest Diagnostics phlebotomy office.
For more information or to arrange an appointment or tour, please contact us.