September 21, 2016

Lacks- our new cancer center in Grand Rapids

Lacks Cancer Center
Lacks Cancer Center

Mercy Health St. Mary's Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, MI is the department's newest clinical affiliate. This relationship was initiated in September 2016. Staffed by Dr. Brandon R. Mancini and Dr. James M. Kane, Jr., Lacks Cancer Center offers radiation therapy for benign and malignant conditions, as well as specialty procedures including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), prostate seed implants, and high-dose rate brachytherapy for cervical and endometrial cancers. The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, working closely with medical oncologists, medical physicists, surgeons, nurses, dosimetrists, dietitians and counselors to plan and coordinate individualized treatment.


Dr. Bergsma is a Grand Rapids native who now practices at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Lacks Cancer Center, treating a broad range of cancers and non-malignant (benign) conditions. He understands the importance of helping patients navigate their journey after a cancer diagnosis, which includes patient education, optimizing a personalized radiation treatment plan, as well as providing support through and after the course of radiation.

Dr. Kane completed his undergraduate medical education at Creighton University and residency programs at the University of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH, where he also served as Chief Resident. The physicians at Lacks Cancer Center are excited to enhance the presence of Michigan Medicine in West Michigan and look forward to providing comprehensive, patient-focused care each and every day.