Founded in 1914, Franciscan St. Francis Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in Indiana. Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center, as part of Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Indianapolis Medical Center, is the flagship cancer care facility. Due to its core values of respect, compassion, service, and stewardship, Franciscan St. Francis Health is committed to community building and providing sponsorship for applicable individuals.
Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and accolades, including the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center, accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and accreditation from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center is situated to offer the latest research developments and personalized care to provide improved cancer treatment options. Each patient is assigned a nurse navigator, who helps them with facilitating care, treatments, support, and education throughout the healing process. Each patient attends a Lung Clinic, where they meet with the entirety of their cancer care team at one time.
With regard to lung cancer, Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center organizes teams of highly skilled staff to facilitate mesothelioma treatment in its Lung Cancer Center. Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center realizes that the best way to beat cancer is early detection and offers greatly subsidized CT screening packages. After referral or diagnosis by a primary care physician, a team of pathologists, surgical and medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, nurses and social workers will handle a case together. Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center partners with the NCI national network of community cancer care hospitals to deliver world-class clinical trials and cutting-edge treatment techniques. Several specific, innovative treatments are being used in addition to the comprehensive cancer treatments listed below.
Radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials, chemotherapy, palliative care, state-of-the-art diagnostics and imaging services, bone marrow transplants, pathology, genetic counseling, hormone therapy, biological therapy, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition and physical therapy, and comprehensive and preventive care are all options in Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center’s cancer treatment program.