Raising the bar in cancer care. This is GenesisCare.

Our Jacksonville and Orange Park centers invest in the latest evidence-based technology and techniques, so every patient has access to the personalized cancer care they need, close to home.

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At our Jacksonville and Orange Park cancer centers, you gain access to a global network in comprehensive and timely cancer care. That means thousands of the world’s top cancer minds collaborating with you for a personalized approach. Physicians skilled in medical oncology and radiation oncology offer advanced technologies to deliver the best possible life outcomes combined with care that’s personalized to each patient.

Radiation therapy and service options

Radiation therapy is a widely used and effective treatment option for many types of cancer. At GenesisCare in Jacksonville, we invest in the most advanced equipment to precisely target high doses of radiation at cancer cells. Under our carefully controlled processes, the targeted radiation destroys cancer cells to prevent further growth, while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. We only use evidence-based treatments, ensuring your care is truly at the forefront of innovation and effectiveness.

Radiation oncology services offered: 

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Medical oncology treatments and services 

We work closely with leading physicians, in partnership with UF Health, to offer rapid access to evidence-based drug therapy medical treatments that are proven to be safe and effective. Our medical oncologists work with experts across many different specialties, to provide high-quality, integrated care for all types of cancer.

Medical oncology services offered:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematology
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Treatment of multiple blood disorders

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Most commonly treated cancers:

Brain and spinal cord cancers

The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). The brain sends signals down the nerves of your spinal cord to the rest of the body to coordinate your muscles and internal organ functions.

Cancers develop when normal cells start to grow uncontrollably and form a mass known as a tumor. There are two main types of tumors that are found in the brain and spinal cord:

  • Primary tumor – cancerous cells that have originated in the brain/spinal cord and formed a tumor
  • Secondary tumor (metastasis) – a tumor that has originated in another part of the body and has spread to the brain/spinal cord

Secondary tumors in the brain and spinal cord are more common than primary tumors. It is estimated that approximately 35,000 patients will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor each year in the U.S., and 140,000 patients with brain metastasis. Malignant (cancerous) brain and spinal tumors are relatively rare compared to other types of cancer.

Because they are located in such a critical area — cancers of the CNS are complicated to treat — which is why we work with teams of highly specialized clinicians to offer you the latest treatment plans.

Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer type the U.S. with an estimated 80,000 new cases each year. Early diagnosis and treatment can mean a positive outcome for many. We have the facilities to offer several different treatments that can improve your bladder cancer prognosis, help manage the condition and minimize any discomfort and pain. Our team will work with you to decide on the most appropriate treatment plan that will be tailored to you and your needs.

Bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment options

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. That means there will be 287,850 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and another 51,400 diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer this year.1 Additionally, more than 2,700 men in the US will develop breast cancer this year.2 Fortunately, early diagnosis and advancements in treatment have enhanced a person’s chances of survival, with more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the US today.1

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of the cells lining the breast lobules or ducts. These cancerous cells have the potential to spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes near the breast or other distant parts of the body, such as the liver, lungs, bones, or brain.

Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options

At GenesisCare, we offer the latest diagnostic tests and treatments for breast cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, advanced radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Your care team can also give you advice about wellbeing and nutrition that you can follow throughout the course of your treatment and beyond.

We know from experience that high-quality care means treating you as a person and not just your cancer. Our expert team will treat your disease in the best way possible, while offering as much personal support as you need.

Learn more about breast cancer diagnostic testing and treatment options at GenesisCare.

References

  1. American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Breast Cancer. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html [Accessed 7/26/2022]
  2. Breast Cancer Research Organization. What to Know About Male Breast Cancer. February 11, 2022. Available at: https://www.bcrf.org/blog/male-breast-cancer-statistics-research/ [Accessed 7/26/2022]

Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancers are a broad category of cancers that are found in the head and neck region. They’re named after the location where the cancerous cells originate, and they usually begin in skin cells called squamous cells that line moist, mucus-producing surfaces.

Head and neck cancers can be found in the:

  • Mouth—including the roof, tongue, gums, and lips
  • Throat
  • Voice box (larynx)
  • Nose and nasal cavity
  • Salivary glands
  • Sinuses (the spaces in between the bones of your face)
  • Middle ear

Head and neck cancers are relatively uncommon in the U.S., accounting for about 4% of all cancer cases. Around 65,000 people develop head and neck cancer in the U.S. each year. If detected at an early stage, head and neck cancers are often treatable.

Lung cancer treatment and screening

Lung cancer is often diagnosed with imaging scans, such as X-ray or CT, and pathology tests such as biopsy, although your doctor may use other techniques to identify the problem. You may also have other advanced tests to find out more about your cancer, where it’s located and which treatments are likely to be most effective. Some of these tests are also used to assess how well your treatment is working.

Low dose lung CT screening is offered at our designated lung screening centers:

For more information or to schedule your lung screen appointment call 833-367-6942.

What are the benefits of lung screening?

  • Effectively detects early-stage cancer
  • Detects other lung disease/problems
  • Fast, painless, and non-invasive
  • Lowers cancer death rate

If you receive a positive scan, you will receive a close collaboration from our care team including a Pulmonologist, Medical Oncologist, and Radiologist to provide you with a personalized patient treatment plan.

At our centers we offer different treatment options that are proven improve lung cancer prognosis, manage the disease and help minimize discomfort and pain. These include lung surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy. Determining the most appropriate treatment for your situation depends on the stage and location of your lung cancer. Our team will work with you to decide on the most appropriate treatment plan that will be tailored to you and your needs.

Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed with imaging scans, such as MRI and CT, and pathology tests such as blood tests and biopsy, although your doctor may use other tests to identify the problem. You may also have other advanced tests to find out more about your cancer, where it’s located and which treatments are likely to be most effective. Some of these tests are also used to assess how well your treatment is working.

We offer treatments that can effectively improve pancreatic cancer prognosis, manage the disease and help minimize any discomfort and pain. These include surgery, ablation, embolization, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. Determining the most appropriate treatment for your situation depends on the type of pancreatic cancer you have, its stage and location. You and your physician will work together to decide on the most appropriate treatment plan for you, tailored to your needs.

Pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment options

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S., but early diagnosis and treatment can mean a positive outcome for many. Our teams of expert oncologists continually evaluate the latest prostate cancer treatments so we can offer the most up-to-date options to every patient without delay.

Only men have a prostate gland. It’s located underneath the bladder, around the urethra, and is about the shape and size of a walnut. It makes prostate fluid, one of the components of semen, and a protein called prostate specific antigen (PSA).

Prostate cancer happens when abnormal cells in the prostate multiply, causing a tumor. These cancerous cells can grow throughout the prostate and through the capsule surrounding the prostate. They can spread to other areas including bone and lymph nodes. This is known as secondary prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can grow slowly and with no symptoms, so it can be difficult to detect. Most men without symptoms (low-grade prostate cancer) can live for many years without it spreading and becoming life-threatening, however, as you live longer, the cancer is more likely to cause more problems.

If prostate cancer is found before it has spread, it’s easier to treat. You may be offered a combination of therapies including surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.

Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options

Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer type in the U.S. Roughly 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70.1 It is the growth of abnormal cells at an uncontrolled rate in the epidermis, or the outer skin layer.

Treatment options for skin cancer

At GenesisCare, we offer the latest diagnostic tests and treatments for skin cancers, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advanced radiation therapies. Your care team can also give you advice about wellbeing and nutrition that you can follow throughout the course of your treatment and beyond.

We know from our experience that high-quality care means treating you as a person and not just your cancer. Our expert team will treat your disease in the best way possible, while offering as much personal support as you need.

Meet our radiation oncologist

Dwelvin L. Simmons

MD

Radiation Oncologist

Jacksonville (Radiation oncology) +1

Meet our medical oncologists

Dimitrios P. Agaliotis

MD, PhD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

Fernandina Beach (Medical oncology)

Mohammad Asif Khan

MD, MRCPI

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology) +3

Carlos M. Castillo

MD

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology) +1

Troy H. Guthrie, Jr.

MD

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology)

Jeffrey M. Harris

MD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

Orange Park (Medical oncology)

Jason Hew

MD

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology) +2

Zhen Hou

MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology) +1

Meet Kadakia

MD

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology)

Mathew Luke

MD

Medical Oncologist

Fernandina Beach (Medical oncology) +1

Yan Makeyev

MD

Medical Oncologist

Orange Park (Medical oncology)

Joseph Mignone

MD

Medical Oncologist

Jacksonville (Medical oncology) +1

Why patients choose GenesisCare

 Dr. Mignone is amazing! You will not find a better doctor with a good heart. What more can I say but he saved my life. There are not enough stars I can put on here. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. All wonderful people. 

 

 Wonderful staff, professional, kind, and knowledgeable of their respective skills. Dr. Simmons is very kind, great bedside manner. He made me feel better about my upcoming appointments. He thoroughly explained what I will endure with several aspects of treatment. In a word, Dr. Simmons is a genuine professional and he CARES about his patients. 

 

 I really like Dr. Castillo and the staff. They were very thorough and very efficient, and I will continue being a patient there. 

 

Patient stories

Support groups

All patients and survivors, from diagnosis to survivorship, are welcome to take advantage of the following complimentary online meetings on the following topics:

  • Anti-cancer lifestyle
  • Breast cancer
  • Coping with stress
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Prostate cancer

Learn more about our support groups

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