Dedicated Comprehensive Cancer Care

Click here to view our time lapse video showing progress from the start of construction in July 2017.

Surveys covering our communities and our region show that cancer treatment is considered one of the most critically important health needs, along with the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. But combating cancer isn’t just a national issue. In Maryland and Delaware, the incidence of cancer is actually higher than the U.S. average.

Even more concerning, the mortality rate for Worcester County and Somerset County residents diagnosed with cancer is nearly 10% higher than the Maryland statewide rate. More than 750 new cancer cases are diagnosed in Worcester, Somerset and Southeast Sussex Counties every year.

The John H. "Jack" Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center

The new 18,000 sq. ft. Center, located on the Atlantic General Hospital campus at the corner of Route 113 and Route 346, provides one centrally located convenient facility for the care and treatment of individuals with cancer and blood disorders. Services at the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center include:

  • Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Center
  • Hematology (Blood Disorders) Care
  • Atlantic General Medical Oncology Physicians
  • Radiation Oncology Physicians and Treatment Center
  • PET Scanning
  • Community Education, Support Groups and Conference Facilities
  • Telemedicine Capabilities (to facilitate advanced patient care in conjunction with academic medical centers)
  • Hair and Skin Care Support Services - for education and supplies associated with the unique issues faced by individuals undergoing cancer treatment (wigs, skin care products, etc.)

Comprehensive Services

Locating the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center on the Atlantic General Hospital campus uniquely allows individuals who need services for diagnosis, treatment or ongoing follow-up to receive that care on one campus:


  • Diagnostic radiology services, including PET, CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine
  • Laboratory and pathology services
  • Advanced breast diagnostic center that includes stereotactic needle biopsy
  • Advanced CT Lung Cancer Screening program
  • Endoscopy Center for colonoscopy and stomach/esophageal endoscopy
  • Urology Center with cystoscopy services
  • Advanced Women’s Center/GYN services


  • Medical oncology/chemotherapy
  • Radiation oncology including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI)
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Advanced minimally-invasive women’s surgery

Cancer Prevention and Education

  • Health screenings
  • Community education and outreach
  • Nutrition classes
  • Smoking cessation courses

Supportive Services for Patients and Families

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Palliative care
  • Pastoral care
  • Patient navigator
  • Pharmacy / Medication counseling
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Support groups
  • Bereavement support
  • Boutique/hair care and skin care support services
  • Other support and special community activities


June 2017 –Groundbreaking

June 27, 2018 --first day of patient care