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, and clinical trials. SJCI conducted the research that 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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A Novel Clinical Trial for Prostate Cancer

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

– Przemyslaw Twardowski, M.D.

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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

Dr. Anton Bilchik co-leads the team and provides context for this profound opportunity

“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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Learn more about Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for benign thyroid nodules – Saint John’s Cancer Institute

RFA Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules

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

– Melanie GoldFarb, M.D.

Fellowship Opportunities

Breast Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Translational Molecular Medicine
Neurosurgery
Urology

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.

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Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship

With a longstanding history of excellence in multidisciplinary cancer care and education, the Saint John’s Cancer Institute continues to be a leader in training the next generation of leaders in the field of surgical oncology.

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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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