Advanced Cancer Care Available in Northeast Texas
We have blended the cancer care missions of CHRISTUS Health and Texas Oncology to provide high‑quality, evidence‑based care in Tyler, Texas. We brought together the best cancer care doctors from different disciplines to focus on treating you while concentrating on healing the whole person.
Multidisciplinary Oncology Care in One Building
You will have different cancer doctors and physicians treating your cancer during your treatments. Our new multi-million-dollar campus allows you to see your doctors at one location. In addition, a patient's team of specialists will be in the same building:
- Medical Oncology
- Surgical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Gynecologic Oncology
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What We Treat
Learn about bladder cancer signs and symptoms. Also learn about bladder diagnosis and treatment.Learn More
Our board-certified physicians and cancer care team treats various blood cancers with our world-class technology, resources, and skills.Learn More
Brain & Spinal Cancer
Learn about brain and spinal cancer and the treatment options for both.Learn More
Breast cancer affects almost 1 in 8 women in the United States and it is a curable disease if detected early enough. Learn about warning signs, diagnosis and treatment.Learn More
Cancer Clinical Trials
Learn about clinical trials, the criteria to join and about CHRISTUS Health's community-based research program.Learn More
Cancer Navigator Program
Learn how our multidisciplinary team of a physician, nurses, chaplains, counselors, social workers and nutritionists empower you to manage your cancer treatment process.Learn More
Cancer Treatment Options
Learn about CHRISTUS Health's multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and the options we offer to our patients.Learn More
- Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that is located in the colon or rectum. Learn more about screenings and diagnosis.Learn More
CHRISTUS Health offers top-of-the-line screenings for colorectal cancer. Click the link below to find out more.Learn More
Learn how noninvasive, nonsurgical radiation therapy can treat specific types of cancer. Learn if you are a candidate.Learn More
Learn about the types of esophagus cancer and the signs, symptoms and risk factors of this cancer.Learn More
Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that addresses the digestive system and cancers affecting the stomach and intestines. Learn about treatments options.Learn More
Learn about CHRISTUS Health's approach to gynecological cancers, which develop in the female reproductive system.Learn More
Head & Neck Cancer
Learn about the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer and the types of cancer CHRISTUS Health treats for patients.Learn More
Infusion and Cancer Therapies
Learn about the different types of infusion therapy, like chemotherapy. Learn about side effects and what happens during infusion therapy.Learn More
Leukemia is a type of cancer involving blood-forming tissues, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system. Learn more about the common types of leukemia here.Learn More
- Liver Cancer
Learn about lung cancer types, signs and symptoms. Also learn about screening and treatment programs.Learn More
Leukemia is a type of cancer involving blood-forming tissues, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system. Learn more about the common types of lymphoma here.Learn More
Melanoma is a common type of cancer that affects the skin. Learn about signs, symptoms and risk factors.Learn More
Learn about the signs and symptoms of nose cancer and CHRISTUS Health's approach to personalized care.Learn More
Learn about pancreatic cancer types, signs and symptoms. Also learn about screening and treatment programs.Learn More
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment.Learn More
Radiation Free Treatment
Learn about an FDA-approved device that has been shown, in clinical trials, to safely deliver continuous therapy to the area affected by cancerous brain tumors.Learn More
Learn about the different types of radiation therapy and about what happens during the procedures.Learn More
- Soft Tissue Cancer
Cancer affecting your stomach is also called gastric cancer. Learn about signs and symptoms and common risk factors.Learn More
- Surgical Oncology
Learn about the two areas of the throat that can get cancer and the different types of throat cancer. Learn about signs and symptoms and treatment and procedures.Learn More
Learn about the different types of thyroid cancer and the signs and symptoms.Learn More
Learn how CHRISTUS Health's Urologic Oncologists work to ensure that the most advanced treatments are provided to our patients.Learn More
Meet Our Northeast Texas Cancer Surgery Team
Our board-certified surgical oncologists and specialty physicians specialize in treating nearly every cancer type. When cancer is involved, tumors almost always require a surgical oncologist. Our team works hand in hand with your oncology care team to determine the best options for care.
Liver Cancer Surgeon
Dr. Curley is the institute Chair for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Oncology Institute and has worked at MD Anderson and Baylor College of Medicine. Known internationally for treating the liver and stomach, Dr. Curley will give you compassionate care and help you find reassurance as you battle cancer. Learn more about CHRISTUS Health's approach to liver cancer.
Head & Neck Surgeon in Tyler, Texas
Dr. Scott Kohlert specializes in Head & Neck Surgery; he is board certified in Otolaryngology and is the only surgeon in East Texas with advanced fellowship training in head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Kohlert’s special interests include cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box and sinonasal cavities. He also performs surgery for skin cancer and neck masses, as well as thyroid/parathyroid surgery, sinus surgery and advanced procedures for sleep apnea.
Soft Tissue Surgeon
Dr. Elaine Vo graduated with her undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from Johns Hopkins before attending medical school and performing her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology and is a board-certified general surgeon with the ability to treat colorectal diseases, soft tissue tumors, melanoma, pancreatic disease, and other surgical oncological needs.
Dr. David Smith is an advanced robotic surgeon and heads the institute’s robotic surgery program. Dr. Smith treats esophageal, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, colorectal, liver cancers and melanoma and sarcomas. He also does paraesophageal hernia repairs and anti-reflux operations.
Lung Cancer Program
Dr. Suman Sinha and Dr. James Caccitolo lead CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic's lung nodule screening and lung cancer program.
Dr. Peter Pitonak lead CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic's cardio oncology program.
Helping You Navigate Treatment Before and After
Ashley Parnell leads our nurse navigator team and assists new patients diagnosed when they come into the center. Being diagnosed with cancer is frightening. Ashley will help guide patients through the building, answer questions or concerns, and help make appointments.
Led by physician assistant Jacob Krause, the Oncology Institute provides survivorship care to help with any issues patients have after treatment. Treatment and therapy can affect a patient’s ability to eat or move around freely. Our survivorship program continues to treat and help patients experiencing these side effects.
The new institute sets the standard for outpatient cancer care and will allow CHRISTUS Health and Texas Oncology providers to work in a multidisciplinary manner. Patients will benefit from this approach by receiving care from specialists and surgeons with access to the latest technology for treatment and diagnosis, including:
- Advanced Imaging Center with 3T MRI, PET/CT, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and more
- Radiation therapy and radiosurgery
- Rehabilitation services
- Surgical intervention
- Support and education services
Benefits of Receiving Care Close to Home
Receiving cancer treatment in your hometown can go a long way in making the process easier for you and your loved ones.Read More
Cancer Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people and are aimed at evaluating whether treatments are safe and effective. Every standard cancer treatment we have today went through a clinical trial to become the standard.
We believe in efficient and affordable health care. A key element of that ideal comes from fast and accurate diagnostics.
At CHRISTUS Health, we provide a compassionate approach to individuals and families seeking answers about genetic conditions.