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800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 531-4084
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About Us
At the Trinity Mother Frances CancerCARE Institute our specialized team of oncology nurses and staff are committed to providing quality and compassionate care, support and education to individuals and family members experiencing cancer.

Trinity Mother Frances has repeatedly received the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer, which places us in the top 20% of accredited cancer programs. Established in 2004, the COC Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the award following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which time the facility demonstrates a level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach initiatives and quality improvement). The award is given to qualifying hospitals during the year of their triennial accreditation survey. In addition, the facility receives a compliance rating for the remaining 29 cancer program standards.

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Trinity Mother Frances and Texas Oncology – Tyler have joined an elite group of only 12 facilities throughout the United States to work with The International Genomics Consortium to facilitate ground breaking cancer research right here in East Texas.

Meaning, together, we will serve as a critical network tissue source site to provide cancer tissue samples for analysis in the National Institutes of Health’s historic project “The Cancer Genome Atlas Project”. Allowing us to both continue providing quality patient care and improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer for generations to come.

For more information about this opportunity to be an integral part of ground breaking cancer research, please call (903) 579-9800 today or download more information.

For Our Patients

Medical Services
Through efforts of The Ross Breast Center, our partnership with the nationally recognized physicians of Texas Oncology – Tyler, and our inpatient and outpatient cancer services, we offer a truly comprehensive and collaborative Cancer Care Program that utilizes the latest laboratory and imaging equipment available for cancer diagnosis and includes:

• Chemotherapy
Radiation therapy; The only Stereotactic Radiosurgery System in Tyler
• Rehabilitation services
• Surgical intervention
• Treatment options: Texas Oncology – Clinical Trials - Fall 2009

Support & Education Services
At the CancerCARE Institute we’re with you through every stage of your journey. While we are focused on the prevention of cancer, we understand the comfort provided to those whose lives have been impacted by cancer through educational and support services.

• “I Can Cope” – Is a support group that meets quarterly in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.
• “Us Too” – Is a support group specifically for those with prostate cancer. For more information on available services, please contact (903) 531-4084.
You Can Quit. Help for Smokers & Tobacco Users.

For Our Providers
To facilitate evidence-based medical practice we operate a Cancer Registry that offers physicians, administrators, the Texas Department of Health and the National Cancer database with analytical data covering incidence, treatment and the survival of patients, as well as hold weekly Tumor Conferences in order to provide our medical professionals with the information and tools necessary to benefit the multi-disciplinary management of oncology cases.

Meet Our CancerCARE Team

CancerCARE Institute

Texas Oncology - Tyler
Thomas Gregory, MD
Aparna Kumar, MD
Donald Richards, MD, PhD
Mark Saunders, MD
Allen C. Stringer, MD
Svetislava Vukelja, MD, FACP
Frank Ward, MD, FACP
Habte Yimer, MD

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Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 350 physicians and mid-level providers representing 40 specialties in 36 clinic locations serving East Texas.

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