Translating Advanced Cancer Research into Personalized, Compassionate Care

Saint John’s Cancer Institute is renowned research facility dedicated to advanced therapeutics, translational sciences, and best medical practices. We promote robust fellowship programs and clinical trials, collaborating with industry and academic partners worldwide.

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Innovation Starts Here

Saint John’s Cancer Institute (SJCI) is a pioneer in drug discovery, therapeutics, clinical trials, and research. SJCI established the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy under the late Dr. Donald L. Morton, which has become the standard of lymph node care for melanoma and breast cancer worldwide.

Today, our patients continue to have access to innovative treatments, therapeutics, and trials. We are at the forefront of understanding the biology of cancer as well as expanding treatment for under-served communities.

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Treating recurrent glioblastoma with electronic Interoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

“…an incredible achievement for everyone involved, especially for PNI and our Saint John’s Cancer Institute.”

– Michael Ricks, Providence Saint John’s Chief Executive

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Press Release: Saint John’s first in the nation to treat glioblastoma patient with revolutionary radiation therapy – Providence


A Legacy of Research Excellence

“He was ahead of his peers in anticipating the genetics era of cancer research, for decades he carefully maintained archival specimen resource for correlative translational studies.”

– Laura Morton Rowe, Chief Human Resources Officer, Saint John’s Health Center

VIDEO: Learn more about the Donald L. Morton Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship. Apply today.

Donald L. Morton Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship - Saint John's Cancer Institute

Providence Saint John’s Health Center contributes $2 million to Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team’s Effort to Reduce Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Co-leading the Dream Team is Dr. Anton Bilchik

“This team has a tremendous opportunity to create solutions that can be used as national models for integrated colorectal cancer outreach and screening.”

– Anton Bilchik, M.D.

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Anton J. Bilchik, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS - Saint Johns Cancer Institute

A Novel Clinical Trial for Prostate Cancer

VIDEO & BLOG: White Button Mushroom >

“We have had prior evidence that it may have anti-cancer activity in patients with early-stage prostate cancer.”

– Przemyslaw Twardowski, M.D., Principle Investigator


Dr. Przemyslaw Twardowski - Medical Oncology - White Button Mushroom Clinical Trial

RFA Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation >

“We are now one of the only centers in the Southwest and Westcoast to offer this new procedure for patients.”

– Melanie GoldFarb, M.D.

Center of Excellence: Endocrine – Saint John’s Cancer Institute
Press Release: Thyroid RFA, a first for Providence, gives patients a non-surgical treatment pathway at Saint John’s Health Center – Providence

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb - Radiofrequency Ablation RFA - Saint Johns Cancer Institute

Fellowship Programs

Breast Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Translational Molecular Medicine

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute provides a diverse and comprehensive exposure to the multidisciplinary aspects of breast cancer care and benign breast disease over a one-year time period with a potential second year for continuation of clinical or basic science research.


Donald L. Morton Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

With a longstanding history of excellence in multidisciplinary cancer care and research, the Saint John’s Cancer Institute continues its legacy in surgical oncology through the Donald L. Morton Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship.

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Postdoctoral Lab-Based Translational Molecular Medicine Fellowship

As pioneers in translational studies on “liquid biopsies” involving circulating tumor cells in multiple types of solid tumors, the fellowship program also consists of studying epigenetic mechanisms regulating solid tumor as well as pharmacogenomics and immunogenomic based prediction of response to therapy.

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Neurosurgical Fellowship

This training program focuses on endonasal endoscopic and keyhole surgical approaches, neuro-endoscopy, pituitary tumor management and multimodality neuro-oncology treatments.

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Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Providing world class, multidisciplinary training in genitourinary malignancies and urologic oncology research with innovative and cutting edge technology.

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Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship - Saint Johns Cancer Institute
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