This Year's Project:
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center provides compassionate, comprehensive cancer treatment. The Cancer Center serves all Siouxlanders regardless of their ability to pay with state-of-the-art equipment and national best practice standards of care. In addition to hematology care and both medical and radiation oncology, the Cancer Center has patient advocates to help navigate the cancer journey, a registered dietician, and a social worker. Support services such as a wig boutique, education center, support groups, survivorship program, and patient assistance program are also available.
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center opened its doors in 1995 as the Siouxland Regional Cancer Center, a joint venture of MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's. It was one of the first freestanding cancer centers in the Midwest. In December 2004 the name was changed to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center following a generous gift from Mark and Mary Ellen Nylen in memory of Mark's mother.
About 125 patients are seen each day at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. There are nearly 12,000 radiation oncology treatments and 25,000 hematology and medical oncology visits each year. Unfortunately, those numbers continue to go up. Altogether, 7 physicians and a staff of more than 100 professionals work together to bring the highest quality, compassionate care to our community.
The Cancer Center also partners with the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Community Oncology Program including Mayo Clinic, which enables us to offer state-of-the-art treatment which might otherwise be unavailable. More than 3,300 Siouxland patients have participated in clinics trials that offer new treatments, prevention and enhanced quality of life for our patients.