Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC)300 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB | 204-578-2222
WMCC is a one story building located East of Brandon Regional Health Center, on the corner of Frederick Street and McTavish Avenue East.
The WMCC, located in Brandon, MB, opened its doors in July 2011 as a joint venture with Cancer Care Manitoba and Prairie Mountain Health. WMCC is the only Cancer treatment center located outside of Winnipeg that provides radiation therapy treatments and chemotherapy services, and houses the only above ground Radiation treatment unit in the province. Most cases can be treated at WMCC, but there may be some, which require more specialized treatment at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Additional Health Care provider services available at WMCC include Radiation Oncologists, Family Physicians in Oncology (FPO), Dietitian, Social Work, Pharmacist and Nurse Navigator.
Clinical trials (research studies) assist in answering scientific questions regarding ways to prevent, treat, and/or manage diseases including cancer. Once a clinical trial has proven to be effective in the lab and on animals the clinical trial moves on to volunteer participants to evaluate whether or not the promising treatment is safe and effective in humans.
The conduct of clinical trials leads to new standard of care treatments for all diseases including cancer. Standard of care treatments currently in place are there because research has proven that they are the best known treatments at this time.
Here at the WMCC we are able to offer patients a limited number of clinical trials. Additional trial participation options exist within Manitoba and Canada and a complete listing of these trials can be found at: http://www.canadiancancertrials.ca/
For more information regarding trials being conducted at WMCC or for trials being conducted in Manitoba please contact:
Clinical Research Nurse, Western Manitoba Cancer Center – 204-578-2108 or 204-245-1111
Cancer Care Manitoba (CCMB)
- Urgent Cancer Care: 204-787-8900
- Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours call paging and request on-call services HSC 204-787-2071
Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC)
- Reception: 204-578-2222
- Social Worker: 204-578-2206 (Brandon and South) | 204-638-2189 (Dauphin and North)
- Dietitian: 204-578-2234
- Pharmacist: 204-578-2235
- Patient Navigation: 1-855-346-3710
- Spiritual Care: Page through Switchboard at 204-578-4000
- Medical Staff: Family Physicians trained in Oncology (FPO) at WMCC oversee chemotherapy treatment plans made by your Medical Oncologist in Winnipeg. Radiation Oncologists at WMCC are specialists who make and oversee radiation treatment plans.
Your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner should continue to manage any other health related needs.
Hours of Operation
- Monday – Friday (excluding stat holidays): 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There is inexpensive, long stay metered parking located on the East side of WMCC (/6 hours).
Supports & Resources
- Breast & Gyne Cancer Center of Hope – 204-788-8080 | 1-888-660-4866 (toll free)
- Canadian Cancer Society – 204-571-2800 | 1-888-939-3333 (toll free)
- Health Links – Info Santé – 1-888-315-9257 (toll free)
- Home Care Program – 204-578-2325
- Look Good Feel Better Workshop
- Held 4th Wednesday of each month at Murray House. Companions welcome!
- To register visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.ca or call 1-800-914-5665 (toll free)
- Palliative Care Coordinator – 204-578-2340
- Patient Resource Room – Located in the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre. Information pamphlets, computer with internet access and patient resources including wigs.
- Transportation – Wheels of Hope registration and booking – 1-800-263-6750 (toll free)
For information on support groups, resources or upcoming events, call Social Worker at 204-578-2206 or 204-638-2189.
For any comments/concerns phone:
- CancerCare Manitoba Patient Representative: 1-866-561-1026 (toll free)
- Prairie Mountain Health Patient Representative: 204-578-2104 or 1-800-735-6596 (toll free)
- Regional Manager Cancer Care: 204-578-2211