Why Choose RCC?

For area residents with cancer or blood disorders, expert care begins close to home with The Regional Cancer Center.

As a joint venture of two community hospitals, the Regional Cancer Center gives patients access to advanced technologies and treatment methods that are not typically seen at a community cancer center. And RCC’s affiliation with UPMC CancerCenter brings the resources of one of the largest integrated community networks of cancer physicians and health care specialists in the country close to home for patients in the northwest Pennsylvania region.

With this unique collaboration the vast majority of cancer diagnostic and treatment modalities being offered today are available at the Regional Cancer Center. The other highly specialized cancer services, such as bone marrow transplantation and pediatric oncology, are coordinated through the center by accessing subspecialists nationwide, while providing related care close to home.

The Regional Cancer Center physicians work full-time in clinical practice and clinical research. This means their first priority is seeing and directly caring for patients. At the same time, they access the latest research and data for treatment of various diseases. Having personal knowledge of the patients in their care, as well as access to the newest developments, enables our physicians to pursue the most effective treatment options possible for patients.

For every patient at the Regional Cancer Center, there's a team of people dedicated to his or her care. Lead by physicians, each staff professional is highly trained and certified in their area of expertise. They know their work, and just as importantly, they know the unique concerns of cancer patients.

Open communication is helpful to everyone, especially for patients. Patients are encouraged to consider all of their options for care providers and treatment. They are encouraged to ask questions of their doctors and nurses and get second opinions. Patients’ confidence and well being are most important and everyone at the RCC is dedicated to making each patient’s experience the best it can be.

Meet Our Physicians

Radiation Oncology

Conrad J. Stachelek, MD, PhD

Clinical Director

Medical Oncology and Hematology