Cancer Care

Holy Family Hospital’s William L. Lane Cancer Management Center offers a high level of clinical expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of cancer. Patients have access to some of the area’s leading board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, as well as highly skilled radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurses, therapists, dietitians, social workers, and other professional support staff dedicated to treating cancer patients.

Cancer Care

William L. Lane Cancer Center
70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844
978-687-0156, ext. 2089

Lung Cancer Clinic
140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830

Schedule Appointment at the Lung Cancer Clinic
978-687-0156, ext. 2021

Cancer Treatment Center at Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family is currently one of only seven hospitals in Massachusetts – and one of only two hospitals north of Boston – to have been awarded a three-year accreditation (2012-2015) and the Outstanding Achievement Award (2012-2015) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Holy Family has held this distinction for six consecutive years, beginning in 2010. Holy Family’s radiation oncology department is also the first of its kind in the state to be accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Cancer care services include:
  • Medical oncology and hematology care provided by Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care
  • Radiation oncology services in collaboration with UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Surgical gynecological oncology
  • Breast Care Center
  • Lung cancer clinic
  • Digital mammography
  • Trilogy linear accelerator
  • Outpatient chemotherapy clinic with oncology-certified nurses
  • Nurse navigator
  • Advanced surgical services
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy (HDR)
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • MammoSite, a five-day breast cancer radiation treatment
  • Prostate seed implants
  • Clinical research trials
  • Multidisciplinary cancer conferences
  • Community health screenings, prevention education and support groups
  • CT, ultrasound, PET-CT, MRI and mobile MRI, which are all offered as part of the hospital's diagnostic imaging department


The Lung Cancer Clinic

The Lung Cancer Clinic at Holy Family Hospital provides 100 percent minimally invasive surgical techniques for diagnosing and treating lung cancer. This program uses a team approach with multiple oncology specialists, who have an expansive range of expertise dealing with all aspects of lung cancer. The highly skilled staff members provide patients with the best available treatment approaches in a sensitive and caring environment, complete with patient and family education and support. 

We use the following minimally invasive procedures, which minimize pain, speed recovery and enhance a patient’s quality of life:

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Endobronchial ultrasonography
  • Navigational bronchoscopy


Lung schema
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy™
A new treatment for patients with peripheral lung lesions. Erica Giblin, MD, anoncologist with Holy Family Hospital explains this new treatment.
Health care professionals
William L. Lane Cancer Management Center Annual Report 2014
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 79,990 cases of lymphoma diagnosed in the United States in 2014, including 9,190 cases of Hodgkin lymphoma and 70,800 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Group discussion
Patient Benefits from Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Cancers
Prerak Shah, MD, otolaryngologist, addresses the team of cancer care specialists at a weekly multidisciplinary cancer conference where experts determine the most appropriate custom treatment strategy for a patient.

Our Team