Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Melbourne-Wickham

Together: A Better Way To Fight Cancer

Welcome to Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Brevard County’s Premier Comprehensive Cancer Center Offering state-of-the-art cancer care to our community from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery.

Cancer Care Centers of Brevard is part of The US Oncology Network, which has more than 1,400 affiliated physicians with expertise in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialties at more than 400 sites of care in 26 states, treating over 1.1 million patients annually. The Network provides strong and comprehensive practice management capabilities and value-based care expertise that are critical for practices navigating today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care.

For over 25 years, our mission has been to provide a compassionate setting for patients and their families while offering State-of-the Art cancer treatment. We believe in the dignity of all patients living with cancer and respect their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

At Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, we have the experience, clinical expertise and State-of-the-Art technology to treat most major adult cancers.

Contact CCCB today and discover the difference our quality of care, experience and leading innovations can have in the fight against cancer.

  • Address

240 N. Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935

  • Contact Information

P: (321) 752-4811
F: (321) 752-4822

OUR PHYSICIANS

Ravi Shankar, MD - President, CCCB

Ravi Shankar is board-certified in radiation oncology. Dr. Shankar was an assistant professor of radiation oncology genitourinary, gynecology oncology and sarcoma programs at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

2014 - Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Department, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

2014 - President, Brevard IndoAmerican Medical & Dental Association (BIMDA), Melbourne, FL

2014 - Chairman, Tumor Conference, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL

2014 - Chairman, Tumor Conference, Wuesthoff Health Systems, Melbourne, FL

2004 - Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Genitourinary, Gynecology Oncology and Sarcoma Programs
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Tampa, FL

2003 - Clinical Fellowship in Brachytherapy
Continuum Cancer Center, Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY

1996 to 1998 - Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
EPR Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

1988 to 1991 - Master of Surgery (M.S.) in General Surgery
Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital Madras, India

1981 to 1986
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Madras, India

7/2004 - 3/2007
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

7/2003 - 6/2004
Fellowship in Brachytherapy
Department of Radiation Oncology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY 10003

7/1999 - 6/2003
Resident in Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC 20060

7/1998 - 6/1999
Intern in Transitional Surgery
Department of Surgery, Howard University Hospital, Washington DC 20060

7/1996 - 6/1998
Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

4/1996 - 6/1996
Externship
Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC

11/1993 - 3/1996
Senior House Officer
Taranaki Base Hospital-Taranaki Health Care, New Plymouth, New Zealand

7/1993 - 10/1993
Senior House Officer
Hawera Hospital-Taranaki Health Care, Hawera, New Zealand

4/1991 - 6/1993
Surgical Assistant
The Surgical Clinic, Madras, India

7/1988 - 3/1991
Registrar in General Surgery
Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Madras, India

2/1988 - 7/1988
Special Trainee/Senior House Surgeoncy in Surgery
Government General Hospital, Madras, India

1/1987 - 1/1988
Compulsory Rotatory Internship, Government General Hospital, Madras, India

View Dr. Shankar's administrative appointments, recognition awards, and professional associations. (PDF)

Todd Panerse, MD

Dr. Todd Panarese is board-certified in Radiation Oncology and has held a board in Internal Medicine. He attended and graduated Cum Laude from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. After receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College, he entered the US Army as a Medical Officer and trained in Internal Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Upon completion, he was stationed at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, KS, and held several Chief positions, including Chairman of Critical Care. Tasked to evaluate sickend soldiers returning from the first Gulf War, he organized and implemented the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program at Ft. Riley. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.

After his Honorable Discharge from the Army, he completed a second residency in Radiation Oncology at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston , NJ, then returned to Brooke Army Medical Center as Assistant Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology.

He joined Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in 2007 and sees patients at our Merritt Island office. Dr. Panarese is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists and Oncologists, Florida Medical Association, and BIMDA.

Rahul Chopra, MD

Dr. Chopra was raised in Daytona Beach, FL and attended both the University of Miami and the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies, eventually completing his Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in Biomedical Sciences through the Accelerated Junior Honors Medical Program at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he graduated with honors in research.

Dr. Chopra completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and his residency in radiation oncology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. During residency, Dr. Chopra served as Chief Resident and presented his research at scientific meetings including the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He has authored a number of a publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as a textbook chapter regarding the clinical effects of radiation therapy on normal tissue. He was also awarded the Howard H. Wong scholarship by the American College of Radiation Oncology to receive training in gynecologic radiation oncology and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Chopra has received extensive training during residency in three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), SBRT and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. Dr. Chopra is board-certified in radiation oncology.

OUR TECHNOLOGIES

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • CT Scanning and Simulation
  • Electron Beam Radiation Therapy
  • High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Iodine 131 Injection for thyroid conditions
  • Other Radiation Treatments (Radionuclides)
  • Prostate Seed Implants (Brachytherapy)
  • Radiation Treatment for Non-Cancerous/Benign Conditions
  • Radioiodine 131 Therapyamarium 153 Beta/Gamma for bone cancer
  • Radium 223 Injection for Prostate (Xofigo)

 

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