Fairmont center reopens
10/07/2013 - The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN - After three months of facility and equipment upgrades, the Fairmont Regional Cancer Center (FRCC), which joined WVU Hospitals in May, reopened Tuesday.
Located on Locust Avenue in Fairmont, the FRCC provides radiation therapy treatments to cancer patients through a machine called a linear accelerator, which delivers high-energy X-rays to tumors.
When the center officially joined WVU Hospitals on May 29, hospital officials announced that it would close on July 1 to allow for upgrades. Some areas of the facility remain unchanged, while others underwent renovations.
Services available at the FRCC include advanced external beam radiation therapy treatment techniques, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for treatment of tumors in the prostate, head and neck, lung and other appropriate sites.
Patients at the Fairmont Regional Cancer Center will also have access to specialized treatments on the WVU Healthcare campus, including Perfexion Gamma Knife for brain metastases and selected brain tumors, high dose rate brachytherapy for gynecologic tumors and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).