A New Era in Regional Cancer Care
The landmark facility on our new Peter and Missy Crisp Cancer Campus, the
Anderson Family Cancer Institute will facilitate our patients’ access
to world-class cancer care while fostering comfort and well-being.
Made possible by visionary lead gifts and the generous support of many
champions and friends, this magnificent cancer institute will reward these
investments many times over by enhancing the health, vitality and strength
of our community.
Patients at the Anderson Family Cancer Institute will have direct access
to the science-driven diagnostics and therapies found at the nation’s
most renowned health care institutions—all in one state-of-the-art
facility. By combining a multidisciplinary academic model with patient-centered
care, the cancer institute will serve as the hub for the delivery of coordinated,
leading-edge cancer care that is convenient and accessible.
Novel Technologies That Transform Care
Jupiter Medical Center’s ongoing evolution as a preeminent health
care resource is vividly reflected in our commitment to make patientcentered
care, state-of-the-art technologies and clinical excellence available
to our patients.
Our existing cancer center was the first in Florida to offer the revolutionary
CyberKnife® M6™ System. This ingeniously engineered radiotherapy
device provides the practiced precision of a surgeon’s scalpel to
remove tumors—without the incision, anesthesia, hospital stay or
long recovery time surgery requires.
Jupiter Medical Center is also one of only a few cancer centers to offer
Electron Beam IntraOperative Radiation Therapy (e-IORT). Our highly specialized
radiation oncologists use this revolutionary technology to deliver radiation
in the operating room immediately after a tumor is removed, dramatically
reducing the number of radiotherapy sessions needed—in some cases,
from several weeks to a single day. Safety and outcomes are improved,
and patients return to their normal lives more quickly. We will soon be
using e-IORT to treat gynecological, colorectal, lung and gastrointestinal cancers.
One of the most advanced technologies we have is the IBM Watson tool for
cancer care. IBM Watson for Oncology is a cognitive computing platform
to help physicians deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatments.
Watson for Oncology increases efficiency for oncologists by scoring and
ranking medical literature, and quickly summarizing patient records. This
enables oncologists to deliver quality, evidence based treatment options
by analyzing massive volumes of medical literature to identify individualized
treatment options and scaling access to oncology expertise. Watson for
Oncology draws from more than 300 medical journals, more than 200 textbooks,
and nearly 15 million pages of text to provide recommendations about different
drug options and administration instructions. Watson also ranks recommendations
based on evidence, linking to peer reviewed studies and clinical guidelines.
Jupiter Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to acquire
State-of-the-art technologies like these are a distinctive feature of our
cancer care—and will be a cornerstone of the Anderson Family Cancer
Raising the Bar on Research-Driven Therapies
Every step forward in the fight against cancer begins with research—from
the lab studies that tease out the cellular secrets of tumors, to the
clinical trials that evaluate the safety and efficacy of experimental
Jupiter Medical Center aims to build a research model of health care that
offers patients direct access to urgently needed new treatments for many
serious health conditions. Physicians and clinical team members can come
together in the new, high-tech education conference center and collaborate
on the latest approaches to cancer prevention and treatment. Our clinical
research groups have built close relationships with pharmaceutical companies
and renowned health care institutions such as Icahn School of Medicine
at Mount Sinai New York.
Philanthropic gifts toward cancer research will allow us to participate
in a greater array of clinical trials, purchase advanced tools to analyze
complex data, and recruit additional, outstanding physician-scientists
to our team. It is a true investment in the future of our community.
Caring for the Whole Person
A Full Spectrum of Healing Resources
Cancer care isn’t just about treating the disease—it’s
about healing the person. Building on Jupiter Medical Center’s long-standing
focus on patient-centered care, the Anderson Family Cancer Institute’s
Oncology Health and Wellness Program will nurture the health— and
also support the recovery—of our patients at every stage of their
cancer journey, along with their families and caregivers.
Our innovative “prehab” (prehabilitation) program will help
newly diagnosed patients prepare for treatment by building health and
stamina. Patients will also have access to early palliative services;
physical, speech and occupational therapy; counseling; and support groups.
Beautiful, specially outfitted spaces will be home to a broad array of
integrative medicine resources such as massage therapy, reiki, nutritional
counseling, acupuncture and meditation. Distinctive features also include
an on-site boutique with professionals who can help with wig selection
Made possible by generous donors and housed within the Anderson Family
Cancer Institute, the Oncology Health and Wellness Center will be designed
in every detail to nourish each patient’s mind, body and spirit.