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Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell

605 North Foster
Mitchell, SD 57301

About Us


Our goal is to educate the region on the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. Our screenings help detect cancer in its earliest stage.

About Our Facility

  • The Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell is connected to the north side of the Hospital.
  • Receptionist Brenda Rew greets patients and their families.
  • Eight comfortable, reclining chemotherapy administration chairs are located in a pleasant, well-lit area. A comfortable companion chair, television and DVD player are also located in this unit of the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell.
  • Chemotherapy treatments are prepared at the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell.
  • Tumor Registrar, Cheri Feterl, RHIA, CTR, abstracts cases to help evaluate treatments, track trends, initiate studies and allocate cancer care services. Data is submitted to the South Dakota Cancer Registry and the National Cancer Data Base.
  • The GE multi-slice CT simulator is one of the advancing technologies used to create custom, individualized treatment plans.
  • Stephen Dick, MD, MPH, is the Radiation Oncologist on staff at the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell.
  • Anwarul Haq, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist, provides medical oncology at the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell and outreach consultation and follow-up services in surrounding communities.
  • Dosimetrist, Jennifer Jacks, MA RT (T), CMD, uses an ADAC Pinnacle 3-D treatment planning computer to create an optimal treatment plan based on results of the CT Simulator.
  • Patients may change into treatment attire in a private room attached to this patient waiting area.
  • A spacious waiting area, complete with lots of windows, refreshments, television and reading materials is located in the Avera Cancer institute Mitchell lobby.

The 10,000 square foot Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell, adjoins Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and provides up-to-date radiation oncology and medical oncology to a 19-county region, allowing patients and their families to stay closer to home during treatment for cancer.


In 2004, the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell was recognized by the Commission on Cancer for the American College of Surgeons as offering Best in Cancer Care and received the Outstanding Achievement Award.

In 2007, the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell received Accreditation with Commendations from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Caring Staff

Staff includes two medical physicians who specialize in Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology, as well as additional professional staff who provide personal and caring services.

Our philosophy of comprehensive cancer care means that every necessary medical resource will be utilized to help patients return to health. This integration of services and technologies enables our Cancer Care team to provide a wider range of treatment options, right here in Mitchell.

Compassion and Understanding

We know lives may become disrupted, fear often sets in and answers may not come quickly. We will help you through this experience; paying close attention to your needs and helping make the necessary steps as comfortable as possible for you and your loved ones.

The Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell is filled with the compassion and understanding that can only come from individuals devoted to helping people and families deal with the reality of a cancer diagnosis. Behind the friendly faces and encouraging smiles are real people who are willing to reach out to you and your family at this difficult time.