St. Vincent provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient cancer care services represented by than 90 board-certified pediatric and adult oncology specialists including medical oncologists and hematologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists. St. Vincent Indianapolis located on the north side at 86th St. is the central location for diagnostic, treatment, and supportive cancer care services.
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Call St. Vincent Cancer Care at 317-338-3900 for more information about scheduling questions, Patient Navigation and Supportive Cancer Care Services.
Throughout Indiana, St. Vincent Cancer Care physicians are on-call 24/7 and accessible through the St. Vincent ONE CALL Transfer system. All St. Vincent Ministries and Emergency departments have immediate access. To learn more click here.
Nationally, cancer patients are living longer and that is definitely true for the patients we see at St. Vincent Cancer Care. As an accredited Commission on Cancer (COC) program under the American College of Surgeons, our system of cancer care is patient-centric and holistic (treating and supporting the body, mind, and spirit). Annually, St. Vincent's cancer care performance meets and exceeds nationally established benchmarks for quality cancer care standards for both adult and pediatric patient groups. Our case mix represents all types of adults and pediatric cancers with a concentration and expertise in:
At St. Vincent Cancer Care we strive to work closely with the patient's primary care physician, and their loved ones to coordinate a stronger continuity of care throughout the treatment plan. We believe survivorship begins at the point of diagnosis and the first appointment with the oncologist (whether it's the surgeon, medical or radiation oncologist). That philosophy includes giving these patients options and opportunities to access exceptional cancer treatments and therapies that are often found at larger academic cancer centers. We tie that together with a strong team of patient navigators, genetic assessment counselors, and supportive (palliative) services that include psycho-social support, pain management, pastoral counsel, art, exercise and other meditative therapies, and acute specialty care and hospice.
A two-year genetic risk assessment study presented by St. Vincent genetic counselors as a poster at the 11th Annual Research Symposium hosted by St. Vincent Research and Regulatory Affairs on June 17, 2015, reported findings based on 8,937 Indiana women who completed risk assessment questionnaires.
St. Vincent mammography technicians and nurse navigators at St. Vincent Anderson Regional collected risk assessment questionnaires and entered the data so that it was analyzed using four risk models. Of this group 12% were identified as high risk and contacted in person by the breast navigator trained by a genetic extender to talk about next steps. Some of these women and families opted to schedule personal counseling appointments with a St. Vincent genetic counselor. Outcomes from this study demonstrated the importance of doing a genetic risk assessment questionnaire or collecting that information at the time of the mammogram and using an evidence-based risk model to analyze the data immediately to better identify high-risk patients and communicate next steps.
St. Vincent Cancer Care focuses on patient-centric COC quality standards