Collaborative Approach to Cancer Care
Whether it’s genetic testing to learn about your risk factors, advanced imaging to detect tumors at their earliest stages, innovative surgical tools to remove difficult cancers, or access to advanced research afforded by our Cancer Research team, Sarasota Memorial provides a level of care and support found only at the nation’s best cancer centers. Our integrated supportive care program is designed just for cancer patients, to help you during and after treatment.
Evolving Cancer Care
Sarasota Memorial is committed to providing our community and visitors with comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative cancer care. That mission is the impetus behind our facilities and program expansion for the Cancer Institute, which is under way with the construction of a new radiation oncology center in north Sarasota and an eight-story oncology tower on the main SMH campus. Click here to read the latest updates on these exciting projects.
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Cancers We Treat
Sarasota Memorial's comprehensive Cancer Care program offers screening, diagnostics, and treatment for a broad range of cancers that include:
- Gastrointestinal Cancer (including stomach cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, small intestine cancer and anal cancer)
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer (thoracic cancer)
- Gynecological Cancer
- Urological and Genitourinary Cancers (including bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, urothelial cancer, penile cancer and testicular cancer)
If you’re seeking care for a specific or rare cancer that isn’t on this list, please call 941-917-7777, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
Cancer Care Teams
Each patient in the Sarasota Memorial Cancer Care program is matched with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons specializing in robotic surgery for cancers, gastroenterologists who specialize in endoscopic ultrasound and complex procedures, oncology surgeons, and interventional radiologists. Led by Cancer Care Services Medical Director Dr. Richard Brown, our cancer care teams also include cancer-certified nurses, therapists, social workers, navigators, researchers, genetic counselors, rehab therapists and others who collaborate to address the physical and emotional needs of each patient with cancer. For more information on cancer care teams, click here.
Because every tumor is unique, the teams meet weekly to discuss new cases and review challenging ones. During these regular tumor-review meetings, medical, radiation and surgical oncologists collaborate with subspecialists in breast cancer, thoracic, gynecological, gastrointestinal, urological and other cancers to share the latest research, therapies and clinical trials, and work together to develop the most effective treatment for each patient.
Accreditation with Commendation
The Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute carries the nation's highest level of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). It has maintained continuous CoC accreditation since 1988.
To make an appointment, seek more information, or request a physician referral, call 941-917-7777 or browse our online directory to search for one of our cancer care specialists by name or specialty.
Patient Education & Community Outreach
Visit our Cancer Information Office at the main hospital campus or call 941-917-1981 to learn about upcoming screenings, education events or for help researching the latest research and recommendations in cancer care.