Delivering results faster, thanks to Summa’s nationally recognized cancer teams and precise cutting-edge technology.
Summa Health System is a leader in cancer treatment in Northeast Ohio with nationally recognized cancer centers, serving thousands of cancer patients each year in Summit, Medina and Stark counties. Our team-based, cross-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment and research is delivering cancer-fighting results faster.
- Award-winning physicians and advanced specialists – providing the right treatment.
- Tumor imaging with sharp 3-D views – immediately.
- Precise, non-invasive radiation treatment with pinpoint accuracy - in days, not weeks.
- Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery – with fewer complications and faster recovery.
- National cancer clinical trials – more than 100 trials on site.
At Summa cancer centers, we strive to catch cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and cure. And through our dedication to exceptional cancer screenings programs, we are improving the overall health of our communities.
Our goal is to make the difficult journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery as easy and seamless as possible. By combining the latest cancer treatment technology with personalized, patient-centered care, we create an environment focused on whole-person healing.
Summa’s three cancer centers are fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Summa is also one of only two major healthcare systems in Northeast Ohio to earn the prestigious American College of Radiation (ACR) accreditation in radiation oncology. ACR accreditation is the industry gold standard. Achieving accreditation allows cancer centers to demonstrate that they are committed to providing the highest quality care.
Award-Winning Cancer Specialists
Summa has the areas’ top board-certified cancer specialists, recognized locally and nationally. We have the area’s only orthopaedic oncologist with a full spectrum of surgical services. And our award-winning specialists serve on national cancer committees defining cancer treatment across the nation.
Our team-based, cross-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment matters. Cancer teams meet weekly to plan each patient’s best care. Which specialists are on a patient’s cancer team? Surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses and support specialists. Together, our experts deliver skilled cancer care and better results.
Our cancer program is equipped with the most advanced cancer technology.
Acqulion One CT Scanner
The world’s first dynamic volume CT system, able to acquire isotropic volumes of an entire organ with a single rotation of the gantry.
Novalis Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Allows our specialists to reach tumors deep inside the body without the risk of surgery.
DaVinci Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery can result in decreased incisional pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
Scope of Treatment
Powerful, advanced Stereotactic Radiosurgery allows our specialists to reach tumors deep inside the body without the risk of surgery. Through this technology, we treat tumors virtually anywhere in the body including the brain and lung, as well as tumors requiring highly focused precision or are medically inoperable. This helps preserve healthy tissue. For cancers and tumors requiring surgery, Summa’s experienced surgeons, minimally invasive techniques and robotic-assisted surgery allow expert treatment, even to small tumors close to critical organs.
Clinical Trials & Research
Patients benefit from more than 100 open clinical trials at Summa and our cancer specialists who serve on committees for the National Cancer Institute and lead national research studies from our campus.
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