Cancer Institute

Cancer Treatment Center in Southeast Missouri

Saint Francis Medical Center offers comprehensive oncology services for the treatment of many types of cancer. Our new facility, which opened in 2011, offers the latest technology, such as the only CyberKnife® system in the region. This system provides you or your loved ones with a nonsurgical treatment option for inoperable or surgically complex tumors.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has accredited Saint Francis through 2017. This accreditation proves Saint Francis’ commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care for all patients, allowing access to the services needed from initial diagnosis through remission. Read more about Saint Francis’ cancer services in our  2015-2016 Cancer Report.

In addition, our exclusive local affiliation with  MD Anderson Cancer Network ®   strengthens the Saint Francis Cancer Institute’s commitment to providing exceptional local cancer care. Saint Francis is the only facility in the region selected to be an MD Anderson Cancer Network member hospital.


The MD Anderson Cancer Network is a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of America’s leading cancer care providers. Experts at MD Anderson have developed disease-specific guidelines for cancer treatment, cancer prevention, early detection and follow-up care that allow MD Anderson Cancer Network-certified physicians to bring new hope and knowledge to local cancer patients.

Our skilled oncologists and surgeons are recognized experts in cancer care and were chosen to complete a rigorous evaluation process, ultimately earning the distinction of MD Anderson Cancer Network-certified physicians. Saint Francis has a dedicated team of 22 physicians who are MD Anderson Cancer Network-certified.

Cancers Treated

Saint Francis treats a wide range of cancers, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer


Saint Francis Medical Center uses the latest in medical technology to detect and treat cancer, including:

  • CyberKnife Robotic Surgery System
  • Tomosynthesis mammography
  • PET F18 Bone Survey
  • CT
  • MRI
  • da Vinci® S HD™ System


Our board of certified medical oncologists and radiation oncologists offer several treatments, including;

  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological drug therapy
  • Electronic brachytherapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Frameless stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Surgery

Cancer Navigator

Saint Francis offers a navigator to help you through your cancer care, including:

  • Financial solutions
  • Information on healthcare services
  • Diagnosis and treatment options


For more information about the Cancer Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center, call 573–334-2230.