OncoLogics-Laurel is now Laurel Cancer Care. Our world-class care team, headed by L. Cameron Pimperl, M.D., delivers high quality radiation oncology services at a newly renovated clinic. We give cancer patients in Laurel and its surrounding communities access to state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. Our practice utilizes some of the newest technology developed for cancer care, including Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), External Beam Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), and 3-D Simulation and Treatment Planning. We personalize our patients’ cancer care, treating them in an environment of warmth, compassion, and hope. For more than 20 years, we have proudly provided radiation oncology services to the Laurel area, and we look forward to continuing the tradition as Laurel Cancer Care.

Advanced Treatment Options

Our practice uses some of the newest technology developed for cancer care, including external beam radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), and 3-D simulation and treatment planning.

External beam radiation therapy.

This advanced treatment option uses a linear accelerator machine that produces radiation with a variety of energy options that can be used for the treatment of all types of cancer.

3-Dimensional Simulation with 3-Dimensional Treatment Planning

3-D simulation is the process of mapping the location of the tumor and placing marks on the skin surface for external beam radiation therapy. 3-D treatment planning decreases radiation side effects while delivering a high dose to the tumor. Image fusion allows multiple modalities including PET and MRI to be integrated into the 3-D treatment plan.

Intensity Modulated RadioTherapy (IMRT)

One of the most precise forms of radiation therapy available, IMRT delivers high doses of radiation targeted directly to cancer cells. IMRT adjusts the intensity of the radiation beam to deliver a sculpted dose of radiation to the tumor while minimizing the dose to adjacent, healthy tissue.

127 S. 13th Ave.   |   Laurel, MS 39440   |   601-425-2999   |   fax 601-425-3286

Meet Dr. PimperlBoard-Certified Radiation Oncologist

L. Cameron Pimperl earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Before joining the cancer care team in Laurel in 2005, Dr. Pimperl served in the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He was Chief of Radiation Oncology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, the nation’s top Air Force hospital. He brings advanced technology experience to Laurel, and has implemented new capabilities here, including IMRT, PET-based treatment planning, and IGRT, with a strong clinical background and emphasis on multidisciplinary cancer care. Dr. Pimperl is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the South Mississippi Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the Mississippi State Medical Association.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Brain Tumors | Breast Cancer | Cancers of the Head and Neck | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) PET-based Image Fusion and Targeting | Prostate Cancer