Cancer Care Leadership and Volunteering

Because experience matters.

Our administrative and physician leaders are bringing more options and opportunities to every St. Vincent Cancer Care patient. Our patients now have a longer life expectancy because of better treatments and stronger survivorship programs. At St. Vincent Cancer Care, it starts with a philosophy for strong patient navigation. We have the comprehensive diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments you typically associate with big university cancer centers. Yet, we’re more of family here, familiar and ready to take all the time it takes to mutually discuss your personal treatment plan. We, know together we can help you regain a greater quality of life.

To download the 2014 St.Vincent Cancer Care Performance & Outreach Data, CLICK HERE.

Now in more locations

The 86th St. campus in Indianapolis is the hub for a majority of the diagnostic, outpatient and inpatient treatments and survivorship support services.

The St. Vincent Carmel Hospital and the outpatient Women’s Center is a recent addition for breast care services.

St. Vincent Anderson Regional Cancer Center has a well-established diagnostic and cancer treatment facilities and the genetic counselors in Indianapolis work closely with these providers.

St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital has expanded access to the Indianapolis-based oncologists and local support services.

State-wide, the St. Vincent Health ministry (Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics) provide access to cancer screening tests (such as digital mammography, low-dose CT lung scans, PAP tests and blood tests.)

Our holistic approach to care, healing the body, mind and spirit

It’s the St. Vincent way to encourage early detection through screening tests and a strong network of primary care providers. We also do this through our Ministry in Motion – A Mobile van with mammography and other screening tests.

If and when cancer is detected, a referral can be expedited to a surgical oncologist or breast surgeon, medical oncologist and/or radiation oncologist. Collectively we have more than 90 different St. Vincent affiliated oncology-trained specialists treating children, teens and adults of all ages.

Through the St. Vincent Foundation all of our cancer care patients have free access to all of our ongoing Survivorship programs and the daily support of patient navigation, survivorship navigation and pastoral care.

All of these Multi-disciplinary Cancer Committees (Tumor Boards) routinely meet to discuss quality of care improvements, complex cases, and related cancer research trials that may benefit the patient.

  • Blood cancers
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Breast cancers
  • Cancers in the chest (including lung)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers (including CRC)
  • Genital-urinary (urologic) cancers in men and women
  • Gynecologic (female) cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Sarcomas
  • Skin cancers

As a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic non-profit healthcare organization in the U.S., we care for all peoples, especially for those that feel they have few options.

An ACS Commission on Cancer certified Cancer Care Program

Every patient has a cancer care team. Our vision is to provide “You” (the patient and your loved ones) a safe, compassionate, personalized, high-quality comprehensive cancer treatment plan in a healing environment that includes continuity of care for your lifetime.

Fuad Hammoudeh, FACHE
Executive Director
St. Vincent Cancer Care, Indianapolis

Niraj Gupta, MD
Medical Director for St. Vincent Cancer Care
Hematologist and Medical Oncologist

St. Vincent Cancer Care Departments:

  • Screening and Diagnostic testing
  • Patient Navigation
  • Surgical oncology services
  • Medical oncology services
  • Radiation oncology services
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Nutritional oncology services
  • Genetic Assessment and consultation
  • Supportive Care (Survivorship) (Palliative Care)
  • Hospice services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Cancer Care Research (Adult and Pediatric)
  • COC Quality Consultant
The Virtues of St.Vincent:  Humility. Zeal. Mercy and Self-sacrifice

The Virtues of St. Vincent: Humility. Zeal. Mercy and Self-sacrifice

There are many opportunities to give of your time, talents and donations. To find out more about specific Indianapolis Cancer Survivorship needs, talk to the Survivorship navigator - 317-338-3900.

Special activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Hospitality
  • Cancer Survivorship advocates
  • Art Studio helpers
  • Special events

Annually each fall, the St. Vincent Foundation hosts the Cancer Walk and proceeds directly benefit local Patient Navigation and Survivorship Programs.

The St. Vincent Foundation has many other ways to be involved. To learn more visit

Long-Time Volunteer Inspires Renovation of Volunteer Services Office
(Spirit of Giving Newsletter, Winter 2015)

33 years and 60,000+ hours – that is the amount of time 92 year old volunteer, Frances Stauffer, has dedicated to St. Vincent. Frances began volunteering at St. Vincent in 1982 after her husband passed away. Her daughter, Donna Hall, thought it would be a good way to keep her mother busy – and Frances has been busy ever since. She currently volunteers two days a week at St. Vincent Indianapolis, and two days a week at St. Vincent Carmel. New renovations to the Indianapolis Volunteer Services Office were made possible by the Hall family in recognition for Frances’ volunteering legacy. The new “uplifting” decor matches the spirit of the St. Vincent volunteers who donate countless hours to enhance patient care.

Throughout the State, all St. Vincent ministries can identify community service needs and volunteer opportunities. Together so many things are possible.

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