Cancer poses plenty of challenges without families having to travel long distances for treatment. Asante makes it possible for families to remain close to home by offering the only pediatric cancer center between San Francisco and Portland.
Local pediatric oncologists have developed strong relationships with specialized programs such as Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (an Oregon Health & Science University facility) in Portland. Although families may need to make an initial visit to a facility like Doernbecher for a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan, they can often come home for the remainder of their treatment. With help from the specially trained nurses and staff at Asante, the pediatric oncologists are able to offer a number of treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, and spinal taps. Parents can also take comfort in knowing that any complications during their child’s treatment will receive an immediate response because of this local expertise.