With the largest integrated medical group in the region, Kaiser Permanente is an ideal place to fight cancer. Our cancer program, with its team of oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and geneticists, uses evidence-based guidelines to determine the best course of treatment not just for your particular type of cancer, but for your unique health needs. And our physicians have access to innovative, cutting-edge technology, making sure that we provide the most advanced treatment possible.
As a matter of fact, our commitment to cancer care is underscored by a recent honor—Kaiser Permanente was awarded Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation acknowledges that Kaiser Permanente exceeds the cancer care requirements established by the American College of Surgeons, including prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment, lifetime monitoring, and more.
Our cancer care program is led by the award-winning* physicians of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, who are dedicated to creating better outcomes for each and every patient. Learn directly from our physicians about some of the techniques and procedures they employ to achieve them.
Dr. Rahul Tevar
Rahul Tevar, MD, explains how our members can have their breast skin and nipples fully intact, even with complete mastectomies and immediate reconstructions.
Dr. Tevar highlights the importance of clinical breakthroughs for breast cancer, including radar localization, which provides a more advanced level of precision that allows better surgical planning to improve cosmetic results because less tissue may need to be removed.
Rahul Tevar, MD, discusses why the robotic surgery services, including robotic colonoscopies, we offer our members enable surgeons to operate with enhanced vision and precision.
Dr. Tevar discusses our multidisciplinary Breast Care Clinics, which allow our members to receive coordinated care from a team of specialists.
Dr. Shanique Palmer
Shanique Palmer, MD, a hematologist/oncologist, explains how immunotherapy boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. We offer our members the most advanced immunotherapy services as part of our outstanding cancer care.
Dr. Palmer highlights targeted therapy as part of our cancer treatment program. Targeted therapy uses medicines to attack specific targets or processes of cancer cells. Unlike chemotherapy or radiation treatment, targeted therapy affects only the cancer cells and not the other cells in the body.
Dr. Neleesh Kantak
Neleesh Kantak, MD, a plastic surgeon, cared for Kaiser Permanente member Angela Vines Crosson as a member of her cancer team. Learn about our integrated care model and how it led Angela to say “Dr. Kantak is a wonderful doctor.”
Dr. Kantak tells the story of helping a member remain self-confident following breast cancer and prepectoral breast reconstruction surgery.
With our multidisciplinary medical expertise, we combine current technology, analysis of the latest cancer research, teamwork, and compassion—all to meet our high standards for our patients’ care. Watch Dr. Kantak explain the importance of this integrated approach.
Dr. Leon Hwang
Watch Leon Hwang, MD, highlight how Kaiser Permanente offers our members targeted therapy as part of our cancer treatment program. Targeted therapy uses medicines to attack specific targets or processes of cancer cells.
* The physicians who practice at Kaiser Permanente are recognized as Top Doctors in Washingtonian magazine (2018), Northern Virginia Magazine (2019), Baltimore magazine (2018), and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook magazine (2018).