The guiding principal of BID Cancer Center Needham is to provide compassionate, patient-centered, state-of-the-art cancer care in a community setting.

A team of physicians, oncology nurses, and social workers assume responsibility for the
varied needs of a patient and his or her family. BID Cancer Center at BID-Needham offers chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. We offer on-site advanced imaging services, including mammography, ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI capabilities. We also offer access to the continuum of leading edge cancer treatment and management programs, as well as social services, nutrition consultation, spiritual care, hospice programs and rehabilitation services. Care is always individualized, placing the needs of each patient first.

Our hematology/ oncology physicians are also on staff at the BIDMC and if tertiary care is required, a seamless transition is provided. This unique arrangement allows for delivery of cancer care in a close-knit, convenient, and personalized environment, while still having more specialized resources readily available.

In their work with patients, our staff delivers the following services

  • Administration of chemotherapy
  • Education regarding cancer and cancer treatments
  • Coordination of care with other key patient services including social service, visiting nurses and hospice

David Avigan, MD, Chief of the Hematologic Malignancy and Bone Marrow Transplant Programs in the Cancer Center, was featured April 4, 2014 on WCVB-TV, Channel 5 "Chronicle.” Learn more about his work work developing and testing cancer vaccines for the treatment of multiple myeloma and leukemia »