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.
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.
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.
Columbus Regional Health offers an innovative low-dose screening for those who are at a high risk of developing lung 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 is up to 90 percent beatable if you catch it early. Visit the John B. Amos Cancer Center for a colorectal cancer screening kit.
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.
Dr. Sajid Ahmed is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and oncology. He has been practicing in Columbus for 16 years.View Profile
Dr. Wilbur Basset is a medical oncologist, hematologist and internist. He has been practicing in Columbus for about 40 years.View Profile
Dr. Peter Jiang is a board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.View Profile
Dr. Suresh Nukala is a board certified blood and cancer specialist. He has been practicing for 14 years.View Profile
Dr. Andrew Pippas is a board certified internist, hematologist and medical oncologist. He treats predominantly adult cancer patients.View Profile
Dr. Mukesh Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He specializes in breast, lung and colon cancer treatment.View Profile
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.View Profile