Cancer Center welcomes two new oncologists

Amanda FloecknerNews

Drs. Wang and Nestor have joined the staff of the Merle Cancer Care Center (MCCC) and are now seeing patients.

Junfeng Wang MD, PhD

Board certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, Junfeng Wang MD, PhD, received his Bachelor’s degree (Medicine) from West China University of Medical Sciences, China, in 1987 and his Doctor of Medical Sciences from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, in 1995. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2008 at Greenwich Hospital, Yale School of Medicine, CT; and received an additional three years’ clinical training in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Dr. Wang most recently practiced as Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at The West Clinic, Memphis TN. He had previously served as Oncologist at George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City (SLC); as Assistant Professor, GU Medical Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, also in SLC. He began his career as Acting Instructor, Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington.

Credited with 17 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Wang is a member of the American Society of Hematology and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


Patrick Nestor MD

Board certified in Medical Oncology (2003) and Hematology (2004), Patrick Nestor MD earned his Bachelors of Biologic Science from the University of Chicago in 1990 and his Medical Doctor degree from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, in 1997. There he was honored with both the Merck Manual Award and Summer Research Fellowship. He fulfilled his internship and residency at in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2000 and was a Fellow in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, until 2003.

Since 2003 Dr. Nestor has practiced Medical Oncology/Hematology with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center, Bellingham, where he was also a member of the Cancer Committee and Clinical Trial Principle/Sub-Investigator.



Merle Cancer Care Center

The Merle Cancer Care Center at Island Hospital operates in a state-of-the-art facility with the latest equipment and comfortable furnishings. The MCCC exceeds the standards established by the Commission on Cancer – with staff specially trained and experienced in the physical and emotional elements of a cancer diagnosis – while offering:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Non-chemotherapy medication administration
  • Blood product transfusion
  • Private visits with physicians and a nurse practitioner,
  • Referral to radiation therapy
  • Personalized genomic therapy
  • Emotional and educational support
  • Coordinated access and consultation with oncology experts at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Virginia Mason, UW Medical Center and other specialists throughout the Pacific Northwest region

The Merle Cancer Care Center is located on the upper level of Island Hospital’s Medical Arts Pavilion, 1015 25th Street, Anacortes. For information call (360) 299-4200.