Pinnacle - Jupiter Medical Center

Fall 2018

Pinnacle is the official magazine of Jupiter Medical Center which provides world class health care in Palm Beach County

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Page 36 of 79 | PINNACLE | 35 For decades, the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center has offered comprehensive treatment services to the South Florida community. During that time, it has assembled some of the finest minds in medi- cal, surgical, and radiation oncology; been a pioneer in the development and implementa- tion of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies and procedures available; and presented year after year at national and inter- national conferences. And cancer care at Jupiter Medical Center is about to get even better with the addition of the Anderson Family Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art facility made possible in part by a $25 million donation from the Anderson Family Charitable Fund. The institute, ex- pected to be completed in 2019, represents not only the next phase of oncology at the medical center but also a continuation of the unique treatment paradigm it has cultivated. Dr. Donna Pinelli, medical director of gynecologic oncology and robotic surgery at the center, summarizes its remarkable history: "We've gone from being an outpatient surgery center to a regional medical center that develops programs and attracts physicians. And because of local philanthropy, we are able to acquire equipment and do many procedures that aren't possible in many places across the country right here at home." At the very heart of Jupiter Medical Center's comprehensive cancer program is an ability to fully serve patients, from diagnosis to treatment. Particularly over the last 20 years, the progression of the disease has become less general and more specific—and Jupiter Medical Center applies sophisticated screening and diagnostic techniques, as well as an increasingly personalized approach to therapy based on a more nuanced understanding of patient and cancer physiology. "Many of the very worst cancers are silent until symptoms develop where it's spread, so our goal is to recognize who is at high risk, do something to monitor those people, take care of a problem at an earlier stage, and therefore have a better outcome," says Dr. K. Adam

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