Funds raised through NB Doctors Cycling Against Cancer are used to enhance healthcare for patients treated by the clinic and the oncology inpatient unit.
Since 2014, the 17,000-square-foot clinic at The Moncton Hospital offers advanced care for cancer patients and their families from the Greater Moncton and surrounding areas. The Moncton Hospital provides one of the most active medical oncology services in New Brunswick.
Patient visits to the Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin Oncology Clinic has increased 70 percent since it opened in 2014. This increase is primarily due more successful treatments. In 2016 there were roughly 17,000 patient visits. As visits increased, the previous treatment area located on the sixth floor of The Moncton Hospital became unable to accommodate family members who accompanied loved ones during their treatment. The new facility offers 28 treatment stations in a large open space, allowing patients to have someone stay with them during their two to three-hour treatments.
Among many other improvements, the clinic has increased its exam rooms from 7 to 12 and added research space and Oncology Pharmacy services. The Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation contributed $6 million to the project and $3.5 million was provided by the provincial government.
The clinic was named the Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin Oncology Clinic in 2017 to honour New Brunswick’s first oncologist.