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Collaborative Care at Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

Whether it’s genetic testing to learn about your risk factors, advanced imaging to detect tumors at their earliest stages, innovative surgical tools to remove difficult cancers, or access to advanced research afforded by our Cancer Research team, Sarasota Memorial's Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute provides a level of care and support found only at the nation’s best cancer centers. Our integrated supportive care program is designed just for cancer patients, to help you during and after treatment.

Navigating Cancer

No two patients are the same, and neither are their cancer journeys.
Need help navigating yours?
Click here to contact our nurse navigators.

Evolving Cancer Care

Sarasota Memorial is committed to providing our community and visitors with comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative cancer care. That mission is the impetus behind our ongoing facilities and program expansion for the Jellison Cancer Institute, which includes our new, 8-story Oncology Tower on the SMH-Sarasota campus and our new Radiation Oncology Center off University Parkway. Click here to read the latest updates on these exciting projects.

Cancers We Treat

Sarasota Memorial's comprehensive Cancer Care program offers screening, diagnostics, and treatment for a broad range of cancers that include:

If you’re seeking care for a specific or rare cancer that isn’t on this list, please call 941-917-7777, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

SMH Jellison Cancer InstituteCancer Care Teams

Each Sarasota Memorial cancer care patient is matched with multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons specializing in robotic surgery for cancers, gastroenterologists who specialize in endoscopic ultrasound and complex procedures, oncology surgeons, and interventional radiologists. Led by Dr. Richard Brown, medical director of the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute, Sarasota Memorial's cancer care teams also include cancer-certified nurses, therapists, social workers, navigators, researchers, genetic counselors, rehab therapists and others who collaborate to address the physical and emotional needs of each patient with cancer. For more information on cancer care teams, click here.

Because every tumor is unique, the teams meet weekly to discuss new cases and review challenging ones. During these regular tumor-review meetings, medical, radiation and surgical oncologists collaborate with subspecialists in breast cancer, thoracic, gynecological, gastrointestinalurological, head and neck and other cancers to share the latest research, therapies and clinical trials, and work together to develop the most effective treatment for each patient. 

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Physician Referral

To make an appointment, seek more information, or request a physician referral, call 941-917-7777 or browse our online directory to search for one of our cancer care specialists by name or specialty.

Patient Education & Community Outreach 

Visit our Cancer Information Office on the SMH-Sarasota campus or call 941-262-7500 to learn about upcoming screenings, education events or for help researching the latest research and recommendations in cancer care.

For cancer-related Q&As and tips from our team of experts, visit Sarasota Memorial’s Healthe-Matters blog or our Thrive in the Kitchen Healthy Cooking Video Series for patients living with cancer and our Thrive Oncology Wellness & Exercise video series.

Commission on Cancer
Accreditation with Commendation
The Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute at Sarasota Memorial carries the nation's highest level of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). It has maintained continuous CoC accreditation since 1988.