New Medical Oncologist Joins Virginia Cancer Specialists, Enhancing Expertise and Access to Advanced Cancer Care Services

March 03, 2015

Mitul Gandhi, M.D., complements the VCS world-class care team, broadening expertise in lymphoma

Fairfax, Va. (March 3, 2015) — Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS), Virginia’s premier cancer care center with 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases, has added a new medical oncologist to the practice. Mitul Gandhi, M.D., joined VCS on February 2. The addition of Dr. Gandhi, who has a special interest in lymphoma, strengthens the practice’s wide range of expertise in all cancer types and positions the practice to better meet the increasing demand for advanced cancer care services throughout Northern Virginia.

“Dr. Gandhi’s excellent education, intensive training and experience in treating a wide range of cancers bring new depth, expertise and ideas to our practice, as well as the local medical community,” said Linda Anderson, executive director, VCS. “We are constantly striving to add highly qualified, like-minded physicians to our practice to ensure we can meet the growing needs of our patients. Dr. Gandhi shares our vision of providing patient-centered, cutting-edge integrated care, and we look forward to the many contributions he will make in advancing cancer care within our practice.”

Dr. Gandhi earned his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Award, among other honors. He then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan Health System.

Most recently, Dr. Gandhi served as Chief Fellow in the Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. While at Northwestern, he actively participated in clinical research, with a focus on high risk lymphoma. He has presented at major national meetings, won the American Society of Hematology’s Abstract Achievement Award in 2013, and published several articles in prominent cancer-related publications including a recent article in the journal Blood on double hit lymphomas. Dr. Gandhi is currently an Associate Member of both the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

“Virginia Cancer Specialists is the preeminent cancer treatment leader in the region with a strong commitment to providing the very latest treatment therapies and technologies,” said Dr. Gandhi. “As a cancer specialist, it is important for me to know that my patients will have convenient access to cutting-edge treatments and supportive care programs that can provide optimal outcomes while giving them the best possible experience during their cancer journey. VCS is dedicated to doing everything they can to help patients beat their disease, and I am very excited to join this world-class facility.”

Virginia Cancer Specialists, a practice in The US Oncology Network, has physicians who specialize in all types of cancers, notably breast, colon, GI, hematologic malignancies, lung, and sarcomas. Dr. Gandhi complements VCS’s world-class care team with his interest and experience in lymphoma. He joins 26 other physicians at VCS, the largest oncology group in Northern Virginia with nine locations throughout the area to serve patients.

The practice offers comprehensive, integrated state-of-the-art care ranging from prevention programs, detection and diagnosis to cutting-edge treatment options, clinical trials, genetic testing and supportive care. VCS is proud to have the longest running stem cell transplantation program in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and the only outpatient program offered in Northern Virginia.

Dr. Gandhi is now seeing patients at VCS’s Woodbridge and Gainesville treatment facilities. Patients may call (703) 208-3155 to schedule an appointment.

About Virginia Cancer Specialists

For the past 40 years, Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) has contributed to the campaign against cancer and diseases of the blood. With nine state-of-the-art locations throughout Northern Virginia, VCS is on the cutting-edge of providing patients access to the latest technology, physician collaboration, clinical research, and the most advanced cancer treatments. The dedication of VCS physicians, clinicians and staff to advancing cancer care empowers them to provide top-notch hematology and oncology care and has lead to an expansion into service areas such as radiation, genetics, and bone marrow transplantation. The dedicated and highly-skilled physicians and staff at Virginia Cancer Specialists work closely with patients and their families to create personalized treatment plans that provide for physical and emotional health, all in a familiar community setting. To learn more about VCS, visit

Virginia Cancer Specialists 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, VCS is united with 1,000 physicians nationwide. Virginia Cancer Specialists participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 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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