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The region's most advanced cancer care is right where you live.

The most important thing to know if you are ever diagnosed with cancer is that there's hope.


This is what the oncology program at John B. Amos Cancer Center makes possible.

The John B. Amos Cancer Center (JBACC) is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment facility accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons—the only cancer treatment center in the 14-county service area to hold this designation. JBACC also earned The Commission on Cancer's 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. Our board-certified physicians, advanced-practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, nurse navigators, registered dietitians and other professionals guide patients through their treatment and provide support to their families. Treatment options and areas of focus include medical oncology, thoracic oncology, radiation oncology and breast surgical services.

But just as importantly, our patient-centered care philosophy means that we’ll be right by your side to guide you on your journey, from your initial diagnosis to the day you ring the Bell of Hope at the end of your treatment.

The following diagnostic and treatment capabilities are available at our

Radiation Oncology Clinic in the John B. Amos Cancer Center

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Delivers precise doses of radiation to the affected area while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Non-surgical treatments of brain and body tumors using high doses of radiation.

Computerized Tomography

Simulator imaging used in treatment planning and monitoring.

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

Ensures precision and accuracy in dose delivery.

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Non-surgical treatments of brain and body tumors using high doses of radiation.

Multileaf Collimators

Enhances radiation dose delivery through computerized shaping of radiation beams to conform to the shape of the tumor being treated.

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy

Features 3D dose distribution.

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Provides internal delivery of intensive doses.

Clinical Trials

CLINICAL TRIALS

John B. Amos Cancer Center provides leading-edge clinical trial options for our patients through partnerships with various nationally recognized research networks and industry sponsors. Our physicians, surgeons and research staff follow the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, which state that the first and foremost treatment option of any qualifying cancer patient should be a clinical trial. We offer clinical trials in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery for a variety of cancer types including brain, breast, colon, prostate, lung, lymphoma and more.

Patient-Centered Care

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

Fighting cancer involves more than just advanced treatments and innovative drug therapies. The environment in which you receive treatment and the team of caregivers who surround you can greatly influence your experience. That’s the reason for the innovative design of the John B. Amos Cancer Center. It’s also why each patient’s care is coordinated by a team of patient navigators and case managers.

Screening Saves Lives

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Columbus Regional Health offers an innovative low-dose screening for those who are at a high risk of developing lung cancer.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Have you had your mammogram this year? Routine mammograms detect breast cancer and help both doctors and patients get a head start on treating this disease.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is up to 90 percent beatable if you catch it early. Visit the John B. Amos Cancer Center for a colorectal cancer screening kit.

Columbus Regional Medical Group Physicians

Cancer specialists, also known as oncologists, diagnose and treat various cancer diagnoses. Columbus Regional Medical Group features several physicians who specialize or sub-specialize in oncology, including the areas of medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology.

Sajid Ahmed

Sajid Ahmed

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Sajid Ahmed is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and oncology. He has been practicing in Columbus for 16 years.

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Wilbur B. Bassett

Wilbur B. Bassett

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Wilbur Basset is a medical oncologist, hematologist and internist. He has been practicing in Columbus for about 40 years.

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Peter Q. Jiang

Peter Q. Jiang

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Peter Jiang is a board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.

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Suresh Nukala

Suresh Nukala

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Suresh Nukala is a board certified blood and cancer specialist. He has been practicing for 14 years.

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Andrew W. Pippas

Andrew W. Pippas

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Andrew Pippas is a board certified internist, hematologist and medical oncologist. He treats predominantly adult cancer patients.

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Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Mukesh Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He specializes in breast, lung and colon cancer treatment.

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Vetta Higgs

Vetta Higgs

Hematology | Oncology

Dr. Vetta Higgs is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology/hematology. She treats patients of all ages from 18 to 100 years of age.

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John B. Amos Cancer Center
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, Georgia