Grand River Hospital's (GRH) oncology program consists of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) and inpatient oncology.
The GRRCC is located in the Balsillie Family Building, next to GRH’s KW Campus at 835 King Street West in Kitchener. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
We are a full service cancer treatment and research centre. Our specialized areas of care include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, supportive care, inpatient oncology and palliative care.
Our KW Campus has several parking options for you depending on the length of your cancer treatment and/or hospital stay. Click here to view our various parking options.
If you’re a patient and would like to make an appointment change or need to contact a member of your health care team, please call us at 519-749-4380.
If you have a medical emergency after 4 pm, on a weekend or on a holiday, please go directly to the emergency department at Grand River Hospital or to your local hospital.
Patient and Family Advisory Council
Are you a former patient and looking to help transform the patient experience? Learn more about our Patient and Family Advisory Council and how you can make a difference in the care we provide.
The inpatient oncology unit is located on the sixth floor of Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus (with access to the cancer centre).
Patients sometimes need to be admitted to the inpatient oncology unit for their cancer treatment or because of the side effects related to their treatment or cancer. The length of stay will depend on the needs of each patient.
The inpatient oncology unit has a team of health care professionals including physicians, specialized oncology nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, CCAC workers, dietitians, a spiritual care provider and clerical support.
Treatment closer to home
Community cancer clinics across the region allow patients to receive some of their care (which may include chemotherapy) closer to home. Find out if there is a location near you.
You can reach the inpatient oncology unit by calling 519-749-4300, extension 2175.
Dr. Marin Franchetto: building on a family tradition of careMay 18, 2017
It’s not unusual for a child to want to follow in their parents’ footsteps. But for Dr. Marin Franchetto, seeing her mother who worked as a physician initially made her try to steer clear of following in her mom’s footsteps. However after Dr. Franchetto realized how passionate her mother was for her work, and how many people she helped get back to a healthy state, she realized this was ultimately the career for her.
Dr. Sarah Leonard: helping patients on their cancer journeyMay 15, 2017
Dr. Sarah Leonard often gets asked how she started working in oncology care after training in family medicine. She has been working as a physician on GRH’s inpatient oncology unit since January of 2016. She helps to provide exceptional care to patients while they are on their cancer journey.
Justine Ferguson: giving patients the right tools for their careMay 11, 2017
Often, having good information at your fingertips can make the difference for a better journey as a cancer patient. Justine Ferguson recognizes that and is a driving force behind advancing exceptional care for patients living with cancer. She became a nurse because she liked the idea of being able to guide patients and their families through one of the most difficult times in their lives.
New treatment equipment to begin serving cancer patients on May 1stApril 30, 2017
GRH will provide cancer patients with radiation therapy via its fifth linear accelerator, capping off several months of construction, installation and precision testing.
Wilfred Reck: volunteering to give backApril 28, 2017
For 32 years, Wilfred Reck has been providing information to visitors and patients at the front desk of GRH’s KW Campus and at the cancer centre.
Discount parking available
GRH offers discount parking for patients and families who may have longer stays in the hospital.Find out more about parking discounts.