Medical Oncology at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center

The Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center offers comprehensive medical oncology services through a unique partnership with the oncologists of Northwest Medical Specialties, one of the region's largest and most respected groups of medical oncologists and hematologists.

Northwest Medical Specialties has a distinct reputation for quality care in the South Puget Sound region. Our physicians provide patients with a combination of experience, knowledge and attentiveness unsurpassed in the health care industry. Through this partnership, the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center is able to offer:

  • Comprehensive care management for all types of cancer including breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer
  • Referral management and coordination with other cancer specialists
  • Complete infusion services
  • Outpatient and home-based chemotherapy
  • Oncology certified registered nurses
  • Pain and other symptom management
  • Palliative care
  • Clinical laboratory and therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Clinical research
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Ostomy and wound care

Medical Oncologists at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center

Our medical oncology team at the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Center includes a multi-disciplinary team of specialists led by oncologists Moacyr Ribeiro De Oliveira, MD and Frank Senecal, MD, two of the region's most respected and experienced cancer specialists.

thumbMoacyr Ribeiro De Oliveira, MD was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Catholic University of Minas in Brazil, his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Federal University of Minas and a residency in Hematology at the Felicio Rocho Hospital in Belo Horizonte. He also completed fellowships in bone marrow transplant at the Federal University of Parana School of Medicine in Curitiba, Brazil, and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. In addition, Dr. Oliveira also completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology, oncology and bone and marrow Transplantation at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Prior to joining the staff at NWMS, Dr. Oliveira was affiliated with Iowa Blood and Cancer Care, PLC, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and he has served as a teacher in Clinical Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplants. Dr. Oliveira is board certified in clinical oncology and internal medicine. He holds memberships in the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Pierce County Medical Society, Washington State Medical Association, and as a Clinical Investigator for the National Cancer Institute.

thumbFrank Senecal, MD was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated with high honors from Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He has earned triple board certification in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

Before founding his Tacoma practice in 1985, Dr. Senecal served in public health and taught oncology. Dr. Senecal has served as director of oncology for the Franciscan Cancer Center at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma; medical director of Hospice of Tacoma; chairman of the Department of Medicine and chief of staff at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. He is also very active in cancer treatment research, has published scientific articles and is a consultant to the American Cancer Society.