ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating cancers of the:

  • Liver.
  • Pancreas.
  • Digestive or gastrointestinal tract.

Your multidisciplinary team

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat these cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments often are most effective. Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for your cancer and for you.

Advances in interventional radiology make it possible to destroy cancer tumors with drugs that specifically target tumor cells (chemoembolization) or with tiny sources of radiation that are implanted directly into the tumor. A new treatment for liver cancer, called radiofrequency ablation, uses heat produced by electrical current to kill cancer cells.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with a team of doctors in one visit:

  • Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.
  • A vascular/interventional radiologist who can destroy solid tumors with new, minimally invasive techniques.

Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500