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About the Cancer Treatment Center

About the Cancer Treatment Center
Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island, Neb., has served Central Nebraska since 1994 and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer from the American College of Surgeons with commendation for excelling in every aspect of cancer care. The Cancer Treatment Center offers medical and radiation oncology treatment, a dedicated pharmacy, clinical trials and a cancer rehabilitation team, all in one location - a convenience not typically found in other cancer centers. On the leading edge of cancer care, the Cancer Treatment Center was the first and only cancer program to receive both the Clinical Trials Participation Award and the Community Oncology Research Grant by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2010 and is the first in the state of Nebraska to offer RapidArc, the fastest, most accurate technology for radiation therapy. In 2011 the Cancer Treatment Center was again awarded for its excellence as a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons. The highly skilled team at the Cancer Treatment Center offers certified genetics counseling, tobacco cessation counseling, nurse navigation, survivorship services, an educational library, support groups and educational seminars.

Person-Centered Care
At Saint Francis, we believe we are called to care for each patient as an individual – taking great care to understand each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals of treatment. We want you to fully participate in decisions about your treatment and we will provide you with information and education to help you make those choices. We want to address all aspects of your life and family to factor these things into the care that we give.

Meet our Staff

M. Sitki Copur, MD, FACP – Medical Director of Oncology

Ryan Ramaekers, MD – Medical Oncologist

Melhem Jabbour, MD – Medical Oncologist

Megan Schriner, PA

Rita Hays, APRN, AOCNP

Deborah Nelson, APRN, AOCNP