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Hospital Campus (518) 842-1900   •   Memorial Campus (518) 842-3100
Hospital Campus (518) 842-1900   •   Memorial Campus (518) 842-3100
Hospital Campus (518) 842-1900  •  Memorial Campus (518) 842-3100
Hospital Campus (518) 842-1900
Memorial Campus (518) 842-3100
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May 12, 2021
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Tour the Cancer Center
(518) 770-7557


St. Mary’s Cancer Center, located at the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, is committed to providing a body, mind, and spirit approach when battling cancer. Our comprehensive program blends high-tech treatments and a compassionate medical staff. You can expect an exceptional level of care that is unique to St. Mary’s.


cm1We bring together the necessary people under one roof
Operating on the premise that high-quality cancer patient care is a very complex and personnel-intensive process, we emphasize a multidisciplinary team approach integrating the services of our physicians, nurses, social services, chaplains, hospital and community support programs, home services, a registered dietian and administrative staff.

We offer personalized care to patients and those who support them
A diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming. We use our advanced medical and professional experience to help individuals navigate through complex systems and life-altering changes such as treatment plans, transportation, extended sick time, and family interactions.

cm2We offer state-of-the-art treatment close to home
Our commitment to early diagnosis and treatment means that we are diligent in our search for the most effective treatment for each person. Our Center is comprehensive ensuring a "one stop" approach that allows us to keep complex, and sometimes exhausting medical treatments robust AND local. Over the years we have continuously expanded our Cancer Center services, with the recent addition of Radiation Oncology, to ensure that treatment and support can be provided closer to home for the patient and their family.

We offer medical expertise wrapped in compassion
When cancer strikes, individuals deserve the best of everything. Our staff includes Board certified Hematologists/Oncologists, certified oncology nurses and experienced members in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, complementary therapy and social work.

Our associates embody the mission of St. Mary's Healthcare, committed to serving all persons in need. The scores from our patient satisfaction surveys are a testimony to the staff's passion for treating each person with respect, dignity and compassion.

Services available through St. Mary's Cancer Medicine Center include:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care Consultation
  • Educational Programs
  • Spiritual Care
  • Psycho-social Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Social Services
  • Genetic Testing and Counseling
  • Complementary Therapy


Dr. Shareef earned his medical degree in 2001, completing an Internal Medicine Residency program at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He finished his fellowship training in Hematology-Oncology in 2012 and pursued additional fellowship training in sickle cell disease /hemoglobin disorders.

Dr. Shareef has significant experience in treating all solid cancers like lung, head and neck, colon and digestive tract cancers. Additionally, his experience includes treatment of genitourinary, skin, brain and other cancers including hematological cancers like lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, and benign hematological disorders like blood disorders and coagulation disorders.

Dr. Mohammed Shareef, Board Certified Oncologist / Hematologist


Dr. Deborah Sculco attended St. George’s University School of Medicine and graduated, with honors, in 1988. Dr. Sculco is board certified in Hematology/Oncology. She has 29 years of diverse experience in this dual specialty.

Dr. Sculco is a native of the area and returned to Amsterdam after working as a Medical Oncologist in Connecticut and Georgia. She returned to help grow and offer the community she was brought up in a comprehensive cancer care location. Dr. Sculco works in conjunction with other specialties to provide exemplary care to her patients, as well as using functional medicine to treat the whole patient by targeting the underlying cause of disease and not just treating the symptoms of the disease.

Dr. Deborah Sculco, Board Certified Oncologist / Hematologist


Dr. Jose Barba is a Radiation Oncologist at the St. Mary’s Tesiero Cancer Center. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. 

Dr. Barba brings a wealth of experience to St. Mary’s. Dr. Barba began his training in radiation oncology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. His three year residency program which included becoming Chief Resident preceded a three year fellowship, and later a position as assistant clinical professor for an additional three years.

Before joining St. Mary’s, Dr. Barba previously served as medical director of radiation oncology in two prestigious hospitals in New Jersey and had a private practice in New York for fifteen years.

Dr. Jose Barba, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist