Blue Ridge Cancer Care Adds New Medical Oncologist to Roanoke Facility, Enhancing Timely Access to Quality Care

October 16, 2014

Dr. Amanda Gillespie-Twardy joins BRCC’s Roanoke office

Roanoke, Virginia (October 16, 2014) – Blue Ridge Cancer Care (BRCC), the leading cancer care provider serving Southwest Virginia for more than 35 years and an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, has added another medical oncologist to its staff, enhancing care to patients in the Roanoke area. Amanda Gillespie-Twardy, M.D., joined BRCC in early September and is now seeing patients at the Roanoke facility.

“We make it our mission to provide patients quick and easy access to the high-quality advanced cancer care they need and desire,” said William A. Fintel, M.D., practice president and medical oncologist, BRCC. “The addition of Dr. Gillespie-Twardy to our team will help us serve more patients and continue our delivery of timely, excellent care at our Roanoke location to better meet the growing demand for our services. We want patients to know, if you’re diagnosed with cancer, come here first, you’ll get the care you desire.”

Blue Ridge Cancer Care is a multidisciplinary privately-owned practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders. The practice provides comprehensive integrated care, including cutting-edge clinical trials through its affiliation with The US Oncology Network and US Oncology Research. With the addition of Dr. Gillespie-Twardy, the practice has 19 cancer physicians serving patients in nine locations throughout Southwest Virginia, including seven at the Roanoke facility.

“Dr. Gillespie-Twardy comes to Blue Ridge Cancer Care by way of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where she finished both her Internal Medicine residency and her Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. Her accomplishments there include research in adult leukemia,” noted Dr. Fintel. “We are very excited to have her whole family in town and to have the fresh ideas and new energy she brings to our practice.”

Dr. Gillespie-Twardy is no stranger to Virginia, having completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her M.D. degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond.

“I am excited to return to Virginia and become part of a practice with such a rich history of delivering high-quality, compassionate cancer care to the region,” said Dr. Gillespie-Twardy. “Joining Blue Ridge Cancer Care allows me to offer my patients the very latest treatment options, including advanced clinical trials, providing patients the best possible outcomes and quality of life.”

About Blue Ridge Cancer Care

For more than 35 years, Blue Ridge Cancer Care (BRCC) has helped patients with cancer and blood disorders get the most out of life. As a privately-owned practice of 19 physicians, BRCC serves patients in nine locations throughout Southwest Virginia. The high-quality care provided at BRCC includes state-of-the-art technologies and treatments delivered in a compassionate and comfortable setting. BRCC’s model of integrated community-based care maximizes patient and family convenience, while offering patients comprehensive care close to home.

Blue Ridge Cancer Care is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, BRCC is united with nearly 1,000 physicians nationwide. Blue Ridge Cancer Care participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in 50 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit

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