Cancer Services

Address:
2530 S. Telshor Blvd, Suite 201
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
Phone: 
575-521-6727
 

Leading Cancer Treatments

MMC Cancer Center is the only cancer program in Southern New Mexico that provides both Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology services.

Our Medical Oncology department, MMC Cancer Center, is part of a team that treats patients affected by a wide range of cancers and blood disorders. 

MMC Cancer Center is home to Board Certified Medical Oncologists who are at the forefront of cancer treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs, biological agents, and therapies that work with the patient’s immune system.

Patients of the MMC Cancer Center benefit from an individualized treatment plan, tailored to their specific condition.  All systemic therapy regimens are reviewed by our Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist, who also oversees medication management.

MMC Cancer Center works in conjunction with the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to offer state-of-the-art care in Dona Ana County and surrounding regions, so that patients can remain near home, friends, and family during cancer treatment.

Our Radiation Oncology Department, Ikard Radiation Oncology, has been caring for individuals diagnosed with cancer for over 2 decades.  Our Board Certified Radiation Oncologists, and highly trained and specialized staff, utilize the Tomotherapy Hi-Art Treatment System and a Varian Linear Accelerator to treat cancer with radiation therapy.

Clinical Trials

Our innovative program provides clinical trials as an option for patients.  Clinical Trial patients receive a high standard of care and are also part of a unique aspect of cancer research that is being transitioned into treatments for generations to come.  Cancer-related clinical trials are available at MMC Cancer Center with the oversight of the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance (NMCCA) and the support of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center.

Our Medical Oncology Physicians

William Adler, M.D.

Dr. Adler is the Medical and Clinical Research Director of the Memorial Medical Center (MMC) Cancer Center. He is an assistant professor of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center who works and lives in Las Cruces.

Dr. Adler received his MD at UNM and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the UNM Hospitals. He did his fellowship training at the UNM Cancer Center.

Bruce M. Greenfield, M.D.

Dr. Greenfield is a Stanford University trained Hematologist and Medical Oncologist. He cofounded and served as President of the New Mexico Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Greenfield takes time to gain insight into his patients' lives as a basis f or serving them better, and strives to empower all with a healthy approach to living their lives with an emphasis on fitness. He enjoys exploring the natural world and has a passion for linguistics.

Dr. Greenfield received his MD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and a Fellowship in Hematology at Stanford University Medical Center in California.

Ramadevi Medavarapu, M.D.

Dr. Medavarapu (or, Dr. Rama, as she calls herself) is a University of New Mexico Cancer Center Medical Oncologist. Dr. Rama is a highly trained and compassionate physician. She enjoys a wide variety of interests and activities as a resident of Las Cruces and is proud to be practicing at Memorial Cancer Center alongside Dr. Adler and Dr. Greenfield.Dr. Ramadevi Medavarpu received her MD at Gandhi Medial College in Andhra Pradesh, India and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Scranton Temple Residency Program in Pennsylvania. She is Fellowship trained in Hematology and Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.

Our Radiation Oncology Physicians 

Learn more about Ikard Radiation Oncology
 

Cherie J. Hayostek, M.D. 

Dr. Hayostek is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist with over 2 decades of experience practicing Radiation Oncology in both the community and the academic setting.  She was raised in Iowa and has spent most of her career in the Mountain West and Southwest.

Dr. Hayostek earned her M.D. at the University of South Dakota.  She completed her residency in Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic School of  Graduate Medical Education.
 

Gregory S. Willis, M.D.

Dr. Willis is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist who comes to Las Cruces with more than a decade of experience practicing radiation oncology in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He was raised in Southern California and Hawaii where took up surfing and canoeing before making the decision to pursue medicine. Besides enjoying the beautiful outdoor opportunities available in southern New Mexico, Dr. Willis’ interests include traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with his family. 

 Dr. Willis earned his M.D. at Oregon Heath Sciences Universityin Portland Oregon in 1999 and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Minnesota in 2004. He practiced in Minnesota and Oregon for 12 years before joining Ikard Radiation Oncology at Memorial Medical Center here in Las Cruces.

Commitment to Quality 

MMC Cancer Center is the only cancer program in Southern New Mexico that is Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) through the American College of Surgeons (ACOS).  Our Radiation Oncology Department, Ikard Radiation Oncology, is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Accredited cancer programs offer their patients with cancer:

  • Quality care close to home
  • Comprehensive care
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach
  • Information and education
  • Patient-centered services
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services
  • Care monitoring and quality improvement
  • Treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
  • Clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Follow-up care including a survivorship care plan
  • Patient tracking through the cancer data system

View our Annual Report:  Standard 1.12 Public Reporting of Outcomes.

Treating the Whole Patient

As a leading oncology treatment provider in Southern New Mexico, we focus beyond medicine, to strengthen the mind and body, by offering counseling services, survivorship planning, and support groups for patients and their family members.  We also recognize the American Cancer Society as a support center, and are glad to have them bring the “Look Good Feel Better” experience to our patients.

The addition of integrative services reaffirms our commitment to providing world-class, personalized, and comprehensive care under one roof.  Our approach to wellness care is to offer safe, evidence-based opportunities, education, and resources to our patients.

Cancer Center Leadership

Dr. William Adler is our Medical Director of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Cherie Hayostek is our Medical Director of Radiation Oncology.

Additional Resources

Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

American College of Surgeons Quality Program Cancer

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

Ikard Radiation Oncology

Our Location 

MMC Cancer Center
 

Phone:  575-521-6727

Address:
2530 S. Telshor Blvd, Suite 201
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011