Cancer Care

Why 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 treatment 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 cancer care is services are nearby.

A young woman smiles with a nurse navigator and receives cancer care services at Baptist Cancer Center

Learn more about the Baptist Cancer Center, including cancer care services, resources and more.

Cancer Care Highlights Services and Technologies

Our cancer center provides leading-edge sServices and technologies offered at various hospitals and clinics throughout the Baptist system. We help patients and their families get the care and support they need close to home while they navigate changes and challenges. Learn more about our cancer care services now.

CyberKnife® Treatment

Accuray 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, cancer care specialists use robot’s with sophisticated software to deliver high-dose beams of radiation to destroy tumors.

Precision Medicine for Cancer Treatment

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 cancer treatment. This service is available to all patients, with a focus on our colon cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer patients.

Palliative Care Program

Palliative Care: Baptist’s cancer hospital offers one of the nation’s few hospital-based palliative care programs for terminally ill patients. Our cancer care specialists, nurses and other health care professionals are 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 Navigators

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis became the first hospital in the Mid-South to offer a nurse navigator for cancer patients. These cancer care specialists —giveing patients the personalized, compassionate support and information they need from diagnosis to follow-up care.

Baptist Trinity Home Care

 A (hospice alternative, Baptist Trinity Home Care) 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 Cancer Treatment

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 care specialists and 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.

Cancer Center Locations

Baptist Cancer Center unites the Mid-South with advances in cancer research, leading-edge care and treatment. Get the support you need close to home at our various cancer hospital locations.