Survival rates that exceed national average with better quality of life: Live longer and better!
The Mountain Blue Difference
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to know your options.
At Mountain Blue Cancer Care Center we certainly share in our patient’s goals: Live longer and better. To reach these goals, we implement strategies that are unique and proven to be successful.
For certain cancers, especially those at more advanced stages, the conventional treatment protocol is to use a combination of chemotherapy drugs that is “as aggressive as the patient can tolerate.” Although this strategy brought marginal improvement in survival, the quality of life and cost of treatment is less than optimal.
At Mountain Blue Cancer Care, our approach is precise, targeted, effective, yet compatible with our patients’ needs for a quality living. Our integrative care begins with advanced global genomic tumor assessment to learn what is driving the growth of your cancer. As a result, treatments are more individualized, more precise, less toxic and highly effective. Cancer is dynamic and so are we.
As you navigate through our website, you will see specific examples of our treatment philosophy. You will read testimonials from our patients. And you will learn how our approach to treating four of the most common cancers—breast, lung, gastrointestinal and pancreatic—has resulted in a level of outcome success that far exceeds the national average.
You have a choice as to where to receive your cancer treatment. And it may be the most important choice of your life.
The Mountain Blue Difference
Genomic testing—not to be confused with genetic testing—looks for variations within genetic material, such as in a tissue sample taken from a tumor. The process, called Next Generation Sequencing or NGS, can identify which variations may be treated with molecular therapy.
At Mountain Blue Cancer Care, we are confident that you will receive the utmost attention and exceptional care…a treatment philosophy that cannot always be practiced at large hospitals and medical centers.
Simply using genomic tumor assessment in
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We firmly believe that complementary therapies can help you manage physical symptoms and enhance your emotional well-being. Learn about the complementary therapies that are offered at, or available through, our center.
Samir E. Witta, MD, PhD
Dr. Witta believes that patients with cancer should receive care that is respectful of their and their families’ needs and wishes, and brings either a cure or an improvement in quality of life.
With doctorates in both Genetics and Medicine, Dr. Witta offers the patients in his care a dual advantage as they fight cancer. He has collaborated with researchers and specialists at the nation’s leading institutions in his 20-plus years of practice, working to develop tumor-specific treatments for better outcomes and fewer side effects.
Born in the Czech Republic, Dr. Witta earned his PhD in Genetics from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and his MD from Charles University. He is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine, a Clinical Assistant professor at the University of Colorado, and continues to publish in leading medical journals.
Voted 5280 Top Doc for three years.
David R. Trevarthen, MD
Dr. Trevarthen has been practicing Medical Oncology, and Hematology in the Denver area for over 30 years. With his many years of practice, he has extensive experience in treating all types of cancer. He does have particular interest in treating lung cancer, complex GI cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancer, and melanoma. He has been instrumental in developing centers of excellence for these cancers at Swedish Hospital.
Dr. Trevarthen also is passionate about cancer research, and is a principal investigator on many clinical trials for cancer. He has published scholarly papers on some of the clinical trials he has been involved with.
In his free time,when not working with cancer patients , other personal passions, include performing music, boating, and fly fishing.
We met Dr. Witta two days after the initial scan, even before the actual diagnosis. Within 3 days of that visit, we had a plan. Within a week the treatment started. We'd be lost without them. The entire staff is compassionate, knowledgeable. We thank God for them.
Love Dr. Witta and all the staff. Highly recommend Mountain Blue Cancer Care. If you have to go through cancer, this is the place to go.
"Dr. Witta has bee my Doctor for nine year. He and his staff have give me excellent care."
Swedish Hospital Campus:
Mountain Blue Cancer Care Center
799 E Hampden Ave #500, Englewood, CO 80113
Monday – Friday 9AM – 7PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Mountain Blue Cancer Care Center does have a division that conducts clinical trials for cancer treatment, exploring “cutting edge” treatments for cancer.
One of the trials that is currently recruiting is for patients with recurrent lymphoma, looking at a new targeted therapy.
There are a number of trials for many other cancer types available. If you would like to get more information on the clinical trials available, please call Mountain Blue Cancer Center at 303-953-7400.