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Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

Cancer center in Denver

Our compassionate care and support begin with your diagnosis and continue through survivorship.

At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, our expert oncologists provide advanced resources. To ensure you receive the individualized care you deserve, we offer specialty services for cancer care, including education and rehabilitation. And the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, is the region's largest blood and marrow transplant program.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Types of cancer we treat

Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists are experienced in treating a wide range of cancers, including:

  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Oncology services we offer

The Sarah Cannon Institute at our hospital offers high-quality services with convenient access to cutting-edge treatments and therapies for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. To help facilitate this care, our hospital provides additional support through an oncology nurse navigator. This person will be there alongside you and your loved one to provide guidance, education and coordination.

Specialty cancer programs

Our hospital specializes in treating blood, bone, gastrointestinal (GI) and neuroendocrine tumor cancers. Learn more about our treatments below.

Blood cancer care

At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, we are committed to providing the best treatment to patients facing blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to bringing you the latest techniques and technologies to ensure you get the care you need.

CBCI is the largest full-service blood and marrow and stem cell transplant program in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. CBCI provides comprehensive blood cancer care and is among the top programs in the U.S. And the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute is the region's largest blood and marrow transplant program.

Bone cancer care

Our bone cancer care team focuses on its unique treatment approach for osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Due to this approach, we are a leader in patient outcomes in adult and pediatric osteosarcoma.

Additionally, we have a dedicated pelvic stabilization program for patients who have pelvic deterioration due to bone cancer or radiation therapy. Partnering with the Institute for Limb Preservation, our interventional radiologists and orthopedic surgeons use a minimally invasive approach to treat bone cancer in the pelvic area.

For more information and to find out if you might be a good candidate for pelvic stabilization, please contact the Institute for Limb Preservation at (800) 262-5462 (LIMB).

GI cancer program

The GI Malignancy Program features a multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of GI cancers. These specialists participate in multiple clinical trials for every stage of cancer treatment. In addition to clinical trials, we offer chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.

Neuroendocrine tumors

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) describe a set of unusual cancers that develop when neuroendocrine cells (which exist throughout the body) grow abnormally. While most cancers grow rapidly, neuroendocrine cancers tend to grow very slowly. Additionally, since neuroendocrine tumors develop from hormone-producing cells, the tumor itself may produce extra hormones, which causes illnesses that may make diagnosis difficult. Treatments for this cancer include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.

Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists and specialists work together to diagnose and treat many types of neuroendocrine tumors, including:

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Paragangliomas
  • Pheochromocytomas

Radiology services and treatments

Radiology plays a crucial role in diagnosing and treating cancer. You may receive radiology services, such as:

  • Detailed cancer staging and restaging through:
    • Image fusion techniques
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning
    • Tumor volume measurement
  • Digital mammography
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
  • Tumor embolization
Radiation therapy

Unique to our hospital is our onsite radiation therapy program. Patient care is our number one priority, and our radiation therapy services are provided in a comfortable environment for patients.

Radiation therapy is an advanced cancer treatment that uses high-energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells. This form of treatment, a part of many patients’ care plans, tends to work best when used with surgery and chemotherapy.

Surgical oncology

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. We provide patients access to expert oncology surgeons who are board-certified and experienced in using advanced procedures for cancer treatment. They create an individual care plan to suit the needs of each patient.

If you would like more information about the surgical oncology program, please call us at (720) 475-8733.

Healing arts therapy

Engaging in creative activities during times of emotional stress or illness helps raise alpha wave patterns, which produce the relaxed, aware state found during meditation. It also boosts serotonin, a hormone that helps alleviate feelings of depression.

Knowing this, we are proud to offer creative arts therapy for our patients as an additional outlet to help them heal, process where they are in their cancer journey and foster a sense of hope. Led by a certified art therapist, our program allows patients and their families to participate in specific expressive art activities to help them cope with the emotional stress of illness and treatment.


Some of our healing art therapies include:
  • Creative writing and journaling
  • Drawing and painting
  • Music therapy

For more information on our healing arts program, please call us at (303) 839-6585.

Outpatient cancer rehabilitation program

The Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides a rehabilitation treatment regimen for our patients who are receiving treatment for cancer. Our rehabilitation program is personalized to help the patient regain, maintain and enhance their lifestyles throughout cancer therapy treatments.

Our cancer rehabilitation program services include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Mental health support
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Prescriptive exercise
  • Speech and swallowing intervention
Cancer exercise program

The Cancer Exercise Program is a unique opportunity for patients with cancer to participate in a personalized exercise program to reduce, relieve or altogether eliminate cancer treatment-related symptoms. This program helps patients reduce fatigue and boost their immune systems during and after cancer treatment.

Patients receive a physical therapy evaluation and treatment sessions tailored to their physical and emotional needs. The goal is to help patients transition to an independent wellness program.

To enroll in the outpatient cancer rehabilitation program, please call (303) 839-6745.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

Cancer nurse navigators

Our oncology nurse navigators specialize in cancer care and serve as advocates and educators for you—from diagnosis through survivorship.

What nurse navigators do

Our nurse navigators facilitate communication between your entire care team, help you coordinate appointments and transportation and address any other barriers you may face to support you throughout your cancer journey. Our mission is to provide you with seamless care throughout your care with us.

Nurse navigators support you by:

  • Advocating for your needs and connecting you to the right resources, including rehabilitation services and complementary therapies
  • Creating a personalized experience during your appointments, evaluating your medical needs and communicating information to your doctor
  • Emotionally supporting your decisions about your care
  • Providing education on your treatment options and clinical trial availability for your cancer type

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Cancer care under one roof

Our hospital and the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute open a center dedicated to cancer needs.

Our Oncology Locations

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
 (720) 754 - 6000

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Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
 (720) 754 - 6000
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
1721 E 19th Avenue
Suites 100
Denver, CO 80218
 (720) 754-4800

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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

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