Virginia Cancer Specialists Welcomes New Medical Oncologist to Fairfax Location

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September 12, 2023
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Samantha DiBenedetto, MD, has joined the practice to provide expert cancer care to the community in Northern Virginia.

Virginia Cancer Specialists, a premier provider of leading-edge cancer care in Northern Virginia, is pleased to welcome Samantha DiBenedetto, MD, to our medical oncology team. Dr. DiBenedetto joins a passionate team of experts delivering progress and hope to patients across Northern Virginia. She will provide care for patients at the Fairfax office.

Dr. DiBenedetto received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She then went on to complete an internship and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she served as chief resident. Dr. DiBenedetto also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she was named chief fellow.

As an active participant in the professional healthcare community, Dr. DiBenedetto is a current member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and the American Society of Oncology (ASCO), and has served on several institutional committees. She has a special interest in clinical trial development, health equity, quality improvement, and medical education.

“Taking care of patients with cancer and blood disorders is an honor and a privilege,” said Dr. DiBenedetto. “Now more than ever, it is important to empower patients to understand the complex array of treatment options available to them. I strive to help patients and their families navigate the physical, mental, and emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis while providing personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate cutting-edge care.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. DiBenedetto, call 571-350-8400 or visit

About Virginia Cancer Specialists

Virginia Cancer Specialists is the largest comprehensive private cancer practice in Northern Virginia. It features a world-class treatment team fighting cancer and diseases of the blood, offering access to the most current treatment protocols, clinical trials, and comprehensive care. Its fully staffed, comprehensive clinical research program also includes a dedicated research facility for Phase I clinical trials – the Virginia Cancer Specialists Research Institute, the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. The practice offers medical oncology, radiation oncology, musculoskeletal tumor surgery, breast surgery, thoracic surgery, genetic counseling, palliative care, oncology nurse navigators, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, oncology infusion nurses, oncology pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, and laboratory technicians. Virginia Cancer Specialists is part of the US Oncology Network. This collaboration unites the practice with more than 2,300 independent physicians and research and data from thousands of cancer patients in clinical trials across the country. Virginia Cancer Specialists also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies. The Network is supported by McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare solutions.

Virginia Cancer Specialists is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based patient care. For more information, visit

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