Cancer Care

Nationally Accredited Cancer Treatment

The diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening, life-altering experience for patients and their families. 

The multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals at the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center recognizes this and is committed to supporting patients through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. 

Medical and Radiation Oncology coexist on the ACMH campus, enhancing patient convenience and seamless collaboration.


Radiation Oncology Department

Our Radiation Oncology Department features state-of-the-art technology with treatment programs including:

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
    • This uses computer guided beams to more accurately target cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue. 
       

Radiation treatment planning is achieved with the use of a dedicated CT Simulator, a specialized CAT scan unit. Images from this CT Simulator can be fused with images from PET scans and other diagnostic scans to generate the most accurate and effective radiation therapy treatment plans.

Additional Services

Additional services offered by the Cancer Center include:
  • Clinical trials
  • Nutritional services
  • Patient education
  • Social services
  • Genetic counseling
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care services
  • Private consults for specialized prosthetic fittings and wigs
  • Pastoral care
  • Patient education
  • Support groups
  • An on-site laboratory draw station
  • Complementary refreshments
  • Free parking

Community Involvement


The Cancer Center is actively involved in the community, participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Make-A-Wish, and ongoing community education on the prevention and detection of cancer. 

The Cancer Center also hosts annual breast, prostate, skin, head and neck cancer screenings. 

 
Cancer Care Resources
Annual Reports
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ACMH Named Screening Center of Excellence
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Imaging and Radiology

ACMH offers a full range of inpatient, emergency and outpatient imaging services.
Links
While the internet has provided many with information at their fingertips, some information regarding cancer diagnosis and treatment found on the web may not be reliable. 

The following are excellent sources of cancer information:

Oncologists

Heather Benjamin, MD
Heather Benjamin, MD
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James Betler, DO
James Betler, DO
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Diane Buchbarker, MD
Diane Buchbarker, MD
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Tracy Klayton, MD
Tracy Klayton, MD
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Heather Miske, DO
Heather Miske, DO
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Giridhar Santebennur, MD
Giridhar Santebennur, MD
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Jose Silva, MD
Jose Silva, MD
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Richard G. Laube Cancer Center

100 Nolte Drive
Kittanning, PA
16201
Phone: 724-543-8682
Fax: 724-543-8604