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James R. Cunningham, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
4.9 | 109 Reviews
Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center
401 West Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Speaks: English

About James R. Cunningham

Cancer Care is a partnership formed between patient and oncologist. My goal is to make sure my patients are genuinely informed about the nature of their disease, have an understanding of what might account for its occurrence and then provide the needed information and treatment alternatives to empower them to make the best choice for themselves. Much of our time, then, during visits with my patients, is spent providing this information, validating the knowledge the patients may already have heard or read from others. This approach asks our patients to help take joint responsibility for decision making. The Center and the Providence Health System deeply believe in and respect the right of patient autonomy – that is, the patient’s ability to make informed choices about their own health care. I joined Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center in January, 2011, as the center’s first full-time medical director. I’m a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. I participate in cancer research as an affiliate of the Southwest Oncology Group and a member of the Puget Sound Oncology Consortium. I’m also a diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. As a medical oncologist, I’m a physician specializing in treating cancer with medicine – including chemotherapy. I believe in supportive care in the treatment of the disease. I have a particular interest in thoracic and urologic oncology and cancer ecology.
Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Cincinnati, OH


Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
Internal Medicine


Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology
Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center
401 West Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Affiliated Locations

Providence St. Mary Medical Center