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The Integrated Breast Center at St. John's

The Integrated Breast Center (IBC) at St. John’s is a patient-centered program led by a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer care experts. Best of all, services at the IBC are free of charge. Our team reviews new and recurrent breast cancer cases and develops a personalized treatment plan with follow-up care. After, the patient can begin working with our oncology nurse navigator in their own unique treatment process using the latest scientific advances, personalized medicine, and mindful lifestyle approach.

Accreditation and Awards

The IBC is a leader in cancer care, and is 1 of 33 centers accredited by the NAPBC in California, it is also a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, recipient of local and national grant awards including from the Avon Foundation, Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Surgery Public Awareness Grant, Meadowlark Service League, Dignity Health Oncology Grant, and Sientra Full Circle Grant.


Our services

Convenience and Collaboration
The IBC is comprised of a highly specialized multidisciplinary team: breast specialists, oncology nurses, radiologists, pathologists, and therapists, who provide integrated oncology care to the community. 

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Our bilingual (English and Spanish) nurse navigator is a trained oncology nurse practitioner who plays a crucial role as a touch-point for the patient. The nurse navigator is available to answer questions and guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship and on. The addition of a nurse navigator in treatment has proven to be beneficial for cancer patients.

Jennifer Diamond Cancer Education Library
Our center has an on-site library with tools and educational materials about cancer for patients, family members, and caretakers.
 


Our multidisciplinary breast team

  • Medical Oncologists: Provides disease management and treatment options.
  • General Surgeons: Available for surgical care, if needed.
  • Plastic Surgeons: Provide reconstructive and surgical options, if needed or desired.
  • Radiation Oncologist: Manages and administers radiation therapy.
  • Oncology Nurse Navigator: Guides, support, educates, and serves as a resource for all patients.
  • Oncology Certified Nutrition Specialist: Develops dietary meal plans to meet the nutritional needs of each patient.
  • Licensed Therapist: Available for patients and families in need of guidance and support.
  • Genetic Counselor: Provides genetic assessment and counseling to patients who are at-risk for, or who have already been diagnosed with, a genetic mutation related to cancer.

Cutting-edge technology

Two notable additions to our program are the SAVI Scout® and the MOZART system. The SAVI SCOUT® makes lumpectomies—breast-conserving surgeries where only part of the breast is removed—easier for patients and physicians by accurately pinpointing tumors before surgery. By seeing exactly where the tumors are ahead of surgery, surgeons can go straight to the abnormality during surgery and more precisely remove the entire tumor.

 

The MOZART system is a radiography machine that provides on-the-spot inspection of breast and tissue during surgery to help the surgeons see if they have removed enough breast tissue. This decreases the chance of needing to come back for another surgery for positive margins. The mobile, self-contained system provides unparalleled precision and faster results during surgery.
 

Mammography Services

Our expert health care team provides a breadth of state-of the-art diagnostic mammography services in a comfortable setting. Whether you are a hospital patient or need imaging as part of your routine care, our compassionate staff can accommodate your needs. We offer advanced imaging equipment and ensure timely and accurate results.

We have convenient locations in Oxnard and Camarillo.


Classes and Support Groups

When dealing with a cancer diagnosis, we know how hard it can be to coordinate the various aspects of your care. At St. John’s, we offer various classes (nutrition, fitness, and therapy) and programs to help you fight against cancer. We also provide resources and support groups to family members. All services are complementary.

Additional complimentary services

  • Oncology Nutrition Counseling
  • Breast Cancer Case Conferences
  • Emotional Counseling
  • Personalized Care Plans
  • Advanced Imaging Technologies
  • Innovative Molecular Testing
  • Support Groups (Bilingual options)
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Access to the Cancer Resource Center at St. John’s Camarillo
  • Wig and Prosthesis Fittings
  • Kids and Teens Support Circle
  • Wellness Programs: relaxation therapy, art expression, yoga, tai chi, and stress management
  • Survivorship Planning
  • Community Education
  • Support Groups (available online)
  • Social Services
  • Spiritual Care
  • Access to the Healing Garden and Labyrinth

12th Annual Breast symposium: Moving Forward

Past events have included: 

  • Expert speakers on risk factors, genetics, nutrition, alternative medicine, imaging advances, immunotherapy, new radiation protocols, surgery options, reconstruction options, and the effect of treatment of heart health 
  • How to manage life before, during and after a diagnosis
  • Breakout sessions on Breast Reconstruction, Real Patient Stories, Survivor's Corner, and other relevant discussion topics 
  • Expo booths with chair massage, bone density testing, breast health exhibits, door prizes, a skincare consultant, body care, jewelry, and boutique fashion  

How to get referred?

Newly diagnosed or recurrent breast cancer patients may self-refer to the Integrated Breast Center. Physician referrals are also welcomed. Please call (805) 988-7167.


Contact us


The Medical Pavilion at St. John's
1700 N. Rose Ave., Ste. 380
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 988-2641