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Providence Cancer Center at Alaska Medical Center

When you or a loved one gets a cancer diagnosis, life can suddenly feel overwhelming. At the Providence Cancer Center, our team provides all the care, support and resources you and your family need – from treatment to survivorship – at one convenient location. We help you navigate your cancer journey every step of the way.

As Alaska’s only full-service cancer center, we provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment therapies, including clinical trials. At the same time, we surround you and your family in a warm and welcoming environment, right here at home. Your cancer care team answers your questions, helps you understand your treatment options and works with you to create a personalized care plan for your body, mind and spirit. We support you every day so you can focus on getting better.

3338.8 miles away
907-212-6870

Providence Cancer Center at Alaska Medical Center

When you or a loved one gets a cancer diagnosis, life can suddenly feel overwhelming. At the Providence Cancer Center, our team provides all the care, support and resources you and your family need – from treatment to survivorship – at one convenient location. We help you navigate your cancer journey every step of the way.

As Alaska’s only full-service cancer center, we provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment therapies, including clinical trials. At the same time, we surround you and your family in a warm and welcoming environment, right here at home. Your cancer care team answers your questions, helps you understand your treatment options and works with you to create a personalized care plan for your body, mind and spirit. We support you every day so you can focus on getting better.

3338.8 miles away
Treatments, therapies, and care
  • Medication
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgery
  • Supportive care, such as:
  • Lee Sheffield Infusion Center
    Our certified oncology nurses skillfully administer biotherapy, blood products and chemotherapy in a relaxing setting at our infusion center. You can visit with family, listen to music or watch a movie. We provide 10 private rooms and a 5-chair group space for treatment. Our comfort rooms give you space to relax between infusions.
  • Alaska CyberKnife Center
    CyberKnife provides painless, precise and high-dose radiation therapy to treat many different cancers. CyberKnife adjusts to tumor and patient movement during treatment with sub-millimeter accuracy. This non-surgical treatment also treats non-cancerous conditions such as:
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Arteriovenous malformation
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
Support services

Throughout your cancer journey, your doctor may recommend our support services, such as:

After you complete treatment, our survivor resources provide programs and support to help you stay healthy and tackle the physical and emotional challenges that come after treatment.

Many support services are available free of charge thanks to the Friends of the Providence Cancer Center and generous support from our community. You can access many services no matter where you receive treatment.

At Providence, you receive care from a multi-disciplinary, integrated team. This means you get access to the combined skills and experience of many health care professionals, including: 

  • Advanced care providers – physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners
  • Behavioral counselors
  • Chaplains
  • Clinical dietitians
  • Genetic counselors
  • Nurses 
  • Oncology doctors and specialists
  • Patient navigators
  • Social workers
Cancer conferences

Our cancer teams meet weekly at cancer conferences to review and discuss all cancer cases. This forum lets many experts be involved in your treatment process and ensures we provide the best possible treatment for each patient.

At each cancer conference our specialists discuss, evaluate and review:

  • Clinical trials considered
  • Diagnostic images
  • Patient medical information
  • Potential courses of treatment

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

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Patient Navigation

The Providence Cancer Center Navigation team helps patients access cancer care and better navigate the health care system. Our focus is on support for the patient and their families throughout the continuum of cancer care. Our department can assist with making informed decisions about treatment options and coordination of care. In addition, we can help patients overcome barriers to care by assisting with travel, lodging and community support resources.

These services – many provided at no charge – are made possible through generous donations to the Providence Alaska Foundation. All patients that receive cancer treatment at the Providence Cancer Center will have a navigator assigned to them. For more information call 907-212-4770.

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. We know how important family celebrations and special occasions can be. Together let’s finish cancer so you don’t have to miss any of these moments.

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are alike. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to cancer care, and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your and your family’s needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced procedures and therapies. We’re proud of our long history of pioneering clinical trials, research and evidence-based therapies. We established the first cancer-care center west of the Mississippi. We also have over 90 years of radiation research. Among other groundbreaking firsts: We led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma, as well as the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – the 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

Accreditations

Providence Cancer Center is nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for the Providence Cancer Center to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.

When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services, including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Additionally, the American College of Radiology has designated the Providence Cancer Center as a Radiology Oncology Accredited Facility. This accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging, helping assure our patients that we provide the highest level of image quality and safety by meeting requirements for equipment, medical personnel and quality assurance.

Find Clinical Trials

Are you looking for a clinical trial for yourself or for a patient? We’d love to help you find one!

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Our Stories

Everyone is affected by cancer. Some are fighting it; others are supporting the fight. We listen to your stories and gather strength from your determination to finish cancer.

  • Logan
  • Brook and Ella
  • Tom and Eric
  • Terry and Sawyer
  • Jennifer