Cancer Institute

Compassionate, comprehensive and coordinated care through a multidisciplinary approach.

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Mobile Mammography and Breast Health Outreach Program Serves Vulnerable Communities

John Bell, MD and Director of the Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center launched the Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)’s...

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New Guidelines Urge More Women to Get BRCA Testing

On August 20, 2019, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) put out new cancer guidelines. These guidelines urged more people to...

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How to Prepare for a Breast MRI

If you have breast cancer or are at risk for having it, your doctor may recommend an MRI of the breast. Here's what...

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  • Cancers We Treat
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As the largest single provider of cancer care in the region, the Cancer Institute offers a broad spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for patients and their families. From prevention and early detection strategies to treatment, supportive care and survivorship, the Cancer Institute is here for you.

Cancers We Treat


Our nationally accredited breast program provides coordinated, state-of-the-art care to breast cancer patients.

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Gastrointestinal Cancer

The Cancer Institute offers cutting-edge treatments and services to care for our patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

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We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the male genitourinary system.

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Lung & Thoracic

The Chest Service provides a unique service for patients with suspected or known cancers of the lung and esophagus.

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers women the specialized field of gynecologic oncology and access to an entire team of cancer specialists.

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Melanoma/Soft Tissue

The Melanoma and Soft Tissue Tumor Service offers comprehensive treatment of both benign and malignant soft tissue tumors.

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Head & Neck

The Head and Neck Tumor Program provides state-of-the-art treatment of tumors of the oral cavity, salivary glands, neck, face and jaws.

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Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma

Hematology services offers specialty treatment for patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders and cancer.

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Brain & Spine

Physicians at the Cancer Institute use premier technology and equipment for the treatments of cancer of the brain and spine.

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Liver & Pancreas

The Liver and Pancreas Service focuses on patients with diseases of the liver and bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas and duodenum.

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Our interdisciplinary team of cancer specialists offers the best opportunity for cure for urologic cancers.

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Other Cancers

The highly skilled staff at the Cancer Institute provides comprehensive cancer services, from prevention to treatment.

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