Baptist Cancer Center
The Baptist Cancer Center represents the Mid-South's first adult, integrated, academic cancer program. Under the guidance of our region's oncologists, Baptist developed a flagship cancer center in Memphis while recruiting nationally recognized physicians to our area. The Baptist Cancer Center is committed to providing Mid-South physicians, cancer patients and their families with the assurance and confidence that compassionate, advanced care is nearby.
Learn more about the Baptist Cancer Center.
Cancer Care Highlights
Services and technologies offered at various hospitals and clinics throughout the Baptist system.
CyberKnife® is the world's first robotic radiosurgery system, a non-invasive radiation treatment that effectively pinpoints cancerous and noncancerous tumors. This surgical device can be used to treat cancers of the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. Despite the device’s name, the treatment does not involve actual surgery. There is no cutting involved; instead, a robot using sophisticated software delivers high-dose beams of radiation to destroy tumors. Learn more about CyberKnife .
Pharmacogenomics, the science of making sure you are getting the right drug at the right dose, is a very important aspect of your treatment. Depending on their DNA, patients may react differently to medications. At Baptist Cancer Center, genetic testing is available to determine how our patients may react to medications and help limit the side effects that they may experience as a result of their treatment. This service is available to all patients, with a focus on our colon cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer patients.
Palliative Care: Baptist offers one of the nation’s few hospital-based palliative care programs for terminally ill patients—devoted to relieving pain and suffering by providing physical, psychological and spiritual comfort to patients who have complex or challenging problems associated with a serious illness.
Cancer Nurse Navigator: Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis became the first hospital in the Mid-South to offer a nurse navigator for cancer patients—giving patients the personalized support and information they need from diagnosis to follow-up care.
Baptist Trinity Home Care (hospice alternative) provides compassionate, quality services by skilled professionals under the direction of a patient's physician. Medicare, TennCare, private insurance or private pay are accepted for these services. Newly diagnosed patients, patients with cancer-related emergencies who require skilled observation and assessment as well as patients in the advanced stages of cancer who do not choose hospice often need home care services. Learn more about Home Care.
The Stem Cell Transplant Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis provides high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support within a standardized, integrated system dedicated to transplantation by leading cancer physicians.
Baptist Memphis offers two types of transplants:
- Autologous transplants: patient receives his or her own bone marrow/stem cells.
- Allogeneic transplants: patient receives bone marrow/stem cells from a related or unrelated donor.