• Cancer Services

    Leading Edge Care, Close to Home

  • Leading Edge Care, Close to Home

    Our Cancer Center offers patients access to all available cancer treatments. Families in southeastern Wisconsin can take comfort in knowing that high-quality, compassionate cancer care is close to home, right here in Kenosha.

    The Center’s success in treating cancer can be attributed to our team of specialists who are all highly experienced and trained in the most advanced cancer therapies, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).  Our team of specialists, including Radiation Oncologists and Medical Oncologists, have been trained at leading medical institutions and are committed to remaining at the forefront of cancer care through continuing education. 

    In addition to our medical and radiation oncology services, comprehensive diagnostic services, community education classes and screenings are also offered as part of the continuum of care.  For a disease that impacts the body and mind in so many ways, we offer a unique multidisciplinary approach.

    Cancer treatment can take many paths, depending on each individual’s situation.  The most common cancer treatments involve surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation.  Regardless of the treatment, our Center offers patients a relaxed, peaceful and comfortable environment.

    Our Center is equipped with an advanced computer-guided linear accelerator with IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) capabilities.  This state-of-the-art equipment ensures that radiation is more directly and precisely targeted than ever before. 

    Cancer care is directed at the patient’s entire well-being, including the physical aspects as well as the emotional and spiritual.  All of our resources are available to support the healing process.  We provide the finest physicians technicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, nutritionists, therapists, and support staff to help and treat our cancer patients.

    Your healthcare team will make recommendations about your care and treatment.  Every person is unique, and you will be involved in all decision making to ensure the recommended treatment options are right for you.

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    Commission on Cancer Accreditation

    The Cancer Center at the St. Catherine's Medical Center Campus has received commendation from the Commission on Cancer.  In conjunction with the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer looks to recognize excellence amongst Cancer Centers whose services provide state-of-the-art pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment, and clinical follow-up for cancer patients seen at the facility for primary, secondary, tertiary, or end-of-life care.  The cancer committee within these hospitals should lead the program through setting goals, monitoring activity, evaluating patient outcomes, and improving care, as well as provide a forum for patient consultation and contribute to physician education.

    Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:

    • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment;
    • A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options;
    • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options;
    • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support;
    • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
    • Ongoing and monitoring and improvement of care; and
    • Quality care, close to home.

    Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and a review of its performance.  

  • Multidisciplinary Approach

    • Surgical Oncology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Therapy
    • Social Services
    • Spiritual Care

     Community Involvement

    • Relay for Life
    • Bowl for the Cure

    Treatment Options

    •  ◊   3-D Treatment (EBRT)
       ◊   Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
       ◊   Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
             ·  MV Conebeam
             ·  KV CT on Rails
             ·  Beamview
             ·  Ultrasound
       ◊  4-D Gated Treatment Delivery
       ◊  Prostate Seed Implants                 
       ◊  Hormone Manipulation
       ◊  Surgical Recognition
       ◊  Medical Oncology

  • Meet Our Team

    Kevin Khater, M.D.

    Dr. Kevin Khater is board certified in Radiation Oncology and brings 15 years of experience to the System and training from two of our country’s preeminent healthcare institutions: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Prior to joining United Hospital System, Dr. Khater also had an opportunity to work at Froedtert Hospital and serve as a faculty member of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Khater is experienced in using the latest forms of radiation therapy to treat cancer. The comfortable environment of the Cancer Center provides the finest in cancer care in one convenient location. Through our exceptional team, patients can receive the most innovative cancer treatments available today - close to home

    Learn more about Dr. Khater

    David Knight, M.D.

    Dr. David Knight is pleased to return to his hometown and serve our community as a board certified physician within the Froedtert South Medical Group and practicing within the subspecialties of Hematology/Oncology. Born in Kenosha, Dr. Knight’s education and experience includes stops at the Creighton University School Of Medicine, Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital, and the University of Chicago.    

    Upon returning to Kenosha, Dr. Knight has brought a unique dynamic to the Froedtert South team and, more specifically, to those patients requiring services within Hematology/Oncology. To make an appointment with Dr. Knight please call 262-671-7300. 

    Learn more about Dr. Knight

    Raymond Knight, M.D.

    Dr. Knight serves on the United Hospital System Board of Directors.  He has been a medical oncologist and hematologist in our community since 1974.  He has held several medical staff leadership positions including that of medical staff president for Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center in 1997-1998 and for United Hospital System in 1998.   

    Dr. Knight has been the medical director of the Clinical Practice Division, now known as United Medical Group, of United Hospital System since its inception in 1993.  He serves as the chairman of the Cancer Committee, Transfusion Committee and Cancer Conference. 

    He completed his undergraduate studies in 1966 at Marquette University and received his medical degree at Ohio State University in 1970.  Dr. Knight completed an internship at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and his residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s.

    Learn more about Dr. Knight

    Oncology Nurses

    Our oncology nurses specialize in treating and caring for people who have cancer.  These Oncology Certified Cancer Nurses specialize in chemo therapy and/or radiation and are advocates ho coordinate care between primary care physicians, surgeons, medical/radiation oncologists, Cancer Center staff, and families.

    Radiation Therapists

    Our Radiation Therapists are health care professionals who are trained to give radiation treatment and observe the clinical process of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatments.


    After the Radiation Oncologist has consulted with the patient on their plan of treatment, he/she will write a prescription of radiation dose to a defined location.  The Medical Dosimetrist will then design a treatment plan by means of computer and/or manual computation to determine a treatment field technique that will deliver prescribed radiation doses with consideration of dose limiting structures.


    Our dieticians will work with patients specific to their dietary needs and make recommendation on a proper diet to help patients remain nourished through the course of treatment.  Eating the right kind of foods, before, during, and after cancer treatment can help patients feel better and stay stronger.

    Social Services

    Within the first week of your care, you will meet with one of our social workers.  The social worker can assist you in arrangements for transportation, home care, disability applications, support groups, and/or other needs you may have.

    Spiritual Care

    Our Spiritual Care staff members are committed to bringing comfort, compassion, and support to patients and their families regardless of their religious affiliation.

    Highlights of our Accomplishments :

    • United Hospital System received high recognition from the Commission on Cancer American College of Surgeons survey, earning “Accreditation with Commendation.”  This accomplishment is only shared by 40% of cancer programs in the United States, showing that United Hospital System’s cancer program is among the best in the country.

    • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) is now offered at the Cancer Center.  IGRT allows our team of cancer experts to treat cancers more aggressively, minimize treatment related side effects, and deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy and precision.
    • A Rehabilitation Program for Head & Neck Cancer Patients is now offered to address quality of life issues for head & neck cancer patients before, during, and after cancer treatment promoting quality improvement and comprehensive care in the
    • Cancer Conferences providing multidisciplinary consultative services for cases treated at our facility were held throughout the year.
    • Educational opportunities related to oncology were held throughout the year to provide specialized knowledge to the professional staff of United Hospital System.
    • A New Patient Orientation Program was offered giving patients the opportunity to meet members of our healthcare team, learn about our cancer services, and ask questions directly to healthcare professionals.  The program was offered bi-monthly to patients and their family members.
    • Cancer Support Groups were held the third Thursday of every month.  Topics of discussion varied at each meeting depending on the needs of the attendees.
    • United Hospital System held Look Good Feel Better Workshops quarterly. This program, offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, provides practical hands on experience for female cancer patients to learn about skin care and beauty tips to look good and feel better during their cancer treatments.  Attendance for the workshop was the best community attendance in the history of the Midwest Region by exceeding the expectations by 300%.
    • United Hospital System’s employees participated in numerous community outreach events including the Relay for Life and Run for the Cure; two major fund raiser events sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
    • To serve our cancer patients and the general community, prevention and early detection programs, health fairs and community education programs were offered throughout the year, including, but not limited to:
      • African American Cancer Event (Jane Cremer Foundation);
      • Hispanic Breast Cancer Event (Jane Cremer Foundation) ;
      • Knowing Your Family History and Genetic Counseling Event (Jane Cremer Foundation);
      • Prostate Cancer Screening Clinics which were held in September;
      • Skin Cancer Screening Clinic;
      • A digital mammography screening which was donated to the 3rd Annual Susan B. Komen Bowl for the Cure Fundraiser.