Cancer Institute

Cancer Treatment Center in Southeast Missouri

Saint Francis Medical Center offers comprehensive oncology services for the treatment of many types of cancer, and our skilled oncologists and surgeons are recognized experts in cancer care. Our new facility, which opened in 2011, offers the latest technology, such as the only CyberKnife® Robotic RadioSurgery 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 2020. 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 2017 Cancer Institute Program Overview Report.

Free Lung Cancer Screenings, available Monday - Friday. For adults 50 and older. Appointment required. Call 573-331-5111.

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
  • 3 Tesla MRI Machine
  • da Vinci® S HD™ System


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

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

Cancer Navigator

You Are Never Alone

Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be difficult. You and your family may have questions and concerns about your health and may need help accessing care. Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Cancer Institute is here to help guide you every step of the way.

The cancer navigator is a specialty-trained individual who will guide you and your family through the cancer care system.

The cancer navigator is available to:

  • Help you navigate through your cancer care
  • Assist in seeking financial solutions
  • Supply educational information regarding local resources and support available
  • Assist in seeking options to manage distress

Benefits the cancer navigator provides include:

  • Improved and more timely access to cancer care services and information
  • Fewer delayed and missed appointments
  • Increased satisfaction with your cancer care experience

Learn more about this program by contacting cancer navigator Emily Copeland, MSW, LMSW, Monday – Friday, at:

Office: 573-331-5553
Fax: 573-331-5785

Outpatient Care

The Cancer Institute offers various outpatient services:


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


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