Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, consisting of medical oncology and radiation oncology, opened in 1993 on the Watauga Medical Center campus. In 2002, an 8000 sq. ft. addition was opened to accommodate the growing regional demand for medical oncology services. The Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Through advanced technology and a highly trained staff, the Center offers exceptional diagnostic and treatment procedures that include radiation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, prostate brachytherapy and hormonal treatments. Download Cancer Center brochure.
The Cancer Center was among the first few North Carolina facilities to offer a new treatment modality called intensity modulated radiation therapy or IMRT. This unique form of treatment is the most advanced method available to deliver high dose radiation to destroy cancer cells while minimizing risk to normal tissues. IGRT (image guided radiation therapy) is the added component of a high quality x-ray system or "on-board" imager that allows quick and precise adjustments of a patient's target volume for greater accuracy. Examples of sensitive tissues that can now be "sculpted" around include the prostate, spinal cord, optic nerve and salivary glands.
- Dr. T. Flint Gray, III (Medical Oncology)
- Dr. Anna Sobol (Medical Oncology)
- Dr. Yvonne Mack (Radiation Oncology)
Medical Oncology: (828) 262-4332
Radiation Oncology: (828) 262-4342
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The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded certificates in 1997 to the Cancer Center and WMC's cancer program. The Center and program were reviewed again in 2001, and upgraded to a Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Program. This is the highest designation possible for a non-teaching institution, and was renewed in 2005 and 2008.
The following programs are currently available at the Cancer Center:
- One on one patient and family teaching
- Watauga Wellness Cancer Program
- Nutritional counseling
- Social counseling
- Pastoral Care
- PT, OT and Speech therapy
- Financial counseling
- Support Groups for Women with cancer
- "Look Good, Feel Better
If you have received treatment at the Cancer Center or have a loved one who has, please let us know your thoughts by taking a brief survey. The purpose of this survey is to learn about the needs of our patients and their caregivers outside of the medical care received at the Cancer Center. This survey is voluntary and all answers are kept private and anonymous.
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Cancer Center Review by Dr. Gray
|Reveiw of Data for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Carcinoma (2005-2010)|