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Cancer Treatment


As San Joaquin County’s only cancer center accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, we are proud to offer advanced cancer treatment to our community.

Advanced Cancer Treatment

At St. Joseph’s we provide our cancer patients with comprehensive cancer treatment, including medical oncology, chemotherapy and infusion. We also offer advanced radiation therapy including:

  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
    This highly focused, intense dose of radiation is concentrated on a tumor, while limiting the dose to the surrounding organs and sparing healthy tissue. Most treatments are done in short outpatient visits of 30 minutes to 1 hour, requiring no hospitalization
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    This noninvasive radiation therapy procedure involves a single-session, single fraction high dose to a very small targeted volume of tissue
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
    This advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy utilizes computer-controlled X-ray accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a tumor
  • High-dose-rate Brachytherapy
    Brachytherapy places a radioactive source directly within the tumor to be treated, delivering a high dose of radiation to a precise area

Cancer Institute Recognition and Certifications

St. Joseph's Cancer Institute is San Joaquin County's only cancer center accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. This accreditation recognizes our commitment to quality cancer services and patient care.

In addition, our Cancer Institute has been recognized by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation for having staff nationally certified in oncology. We are also proud to have performance rates that consistently exceed statewide averages for treatment of breast cancer.

If you'd like to learn more about our care for cancer patients, we invite you to download our 2017 Cancer Institute Annual Report.

Talk To a Cancer Patient Navigator

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a cancer, call our Cancer Patient Navigator at 209.939.4526. We can help answer your questions, develop a personalized plan of action, and connect you to additional resources, and support services.

Use our online Find a Doctor feature, or call 800.677.4491 to get connected to a doctor that's right for you.