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Deaconess Cancer Services

Deaconess has long been one of the Midwest’s leading providers of complete, compassionate cancer services. With our advanced diagnostic equipment, we can detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable. We also offer state-of-the-art treatment options to help patients realize successful cancer treatment.

Understanding that cancer services are more than complex technology and the latest medications, we focus on each patient individually. Cancer treatment is a holistic experience, involving the mind, body and spirit. From the calm, soothing atmosphere of the Chancellor Center for Oncology to our vast selection of educational and complementary services,

Deaconess offers a wide variety of choices to help you through cancer diagnosis and treatment— physically, spiritually and emotionally.


The Area’s Finest Cancer Specialists

Deaconess Cancer Services' physicians are board certified and specially trained in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and are recognized as leaders in cancer research. Their experience and skill are the key to successful cancer treatment, and their kindness and care help make the process as easy as possible.

Our oncology-trained nursing staff have additional certifications that make them specialists in caring for patients with cancer, and you can trust them to always consider your specific needs while you are in their care.

Deaconess Cancer Services offers a complete range of cancer diagnosis and treatment options from three Medical Oncologists, two Radiation Oncologists, and the first and only Urological & Gynecological Oncologists in the Evansville Tri-State area.



Deaconess Cancer Services has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Coc since 1977.  They work in conjunction with the National Cancer Database to not only collect data on our cancer patients but to also report out the level of quality compared with other centers. 

The graphs below track quality measures reflecting our treatment of Breast, Colon and Rectum cancer patients treated within Deaconess Cancer Services.  We meet  or surpass the level of quality treatment given at other Community Cancer Centers in the U.S. and also in our State. 

This comparison data will soon be available for other sites including Lung and GI.  Our goal is to meet or exceed the quality measures for these sites as well.  We strive for quality!      

Click to view Cancer Quality Improvement Program 2013 Report


Deaconess is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Care Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Accreditation means that patients have access to the full scope of services required to treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. Deaconess is committed to providing quality, compassionate care.

The Commission on Cancer has set forth the following standards for accreditation:

  • Comprehensive care including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best available treatment options
  • Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services
  • A cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care AND
  • Quality care, close to home

Accreditation information provided by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The Chancellor Center for Oncology is a Department of Deaconess Hospital

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