Rees Skillern Cancer Institute

Rees Skillern Cancer Institute

advanced cancer care to heal the whole person

The Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at Memorial is the leading provider of cancer services in the Chattanooga area. Our comprehensive program includes seven centers of excellence, each dedicated to a specific type of cancer and supported by interdisciplinary tumor boards, clinical trials and advanced technologies, such as the the da Vinci® robot for the minimally invasive treatment of prostate and some colorectal cancers. All in a healing atmosphere that gets you back to the life you love…and the people you inspire by living it.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center of Excellence

Opened in 2007, this comprehensive breast center offers mammography screening, a dedicated breast MRI, ultrasound and stereotactic diagnostics, bone density, cancer risk counseling, community outreach and a wide array of support services for women’s breast health and breast cancer needs. Memorial's Mobile Health Coach brings mammography and health education out to the workplace and rural communities.

Advanced Radiation Oncology

Memorial's state-of-the-art radiation treatments include:

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which uses the new Son-Array Localization System to target cancerous cells while sparing normal, healthy tissue High Dose Rate (HDR) therapies, which target specific disease processes

The Joe and Virginia Schmissrauter Centers for Cancer Support

Memorial's Centers for Cancer Support offer a variety of support services, educational classes and support groups for patients and families on both hospital campuses. The multidisciplinary staff includes an oncology nurse educator, chaplain, clinical social worker and clinical dietitian. 

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