Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology
If you’re interested in Precision Oncology, ask your oncologist about a referral to Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology, or self-refer by calling 605-322-HOPE.
A specialized team, coupled with Avera’s collaborative spirit, brought genomic medicine to the Northern Plains in 2014. Before the Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology, this level of care was available only at large metropolitan national cancer centers.
Targeted Cancer Treatment
Located in Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls, this team offers personalized cancer therapies to patients, based on their individual genomic profile. Genomics at Avera is a complex science that involves multiple experts locally and across the nation and world. Yet for patients, it’s a new glimmer of hope that begins with a blood test and tumor biopsy, and ends with a recommendation for the best possible ways to treat their particular type of tumor.
Dedicated Precision Oncology Team
The Avera Center for Precision Oncology team consists of Brian Leyland-Jones, MB BS, PhD, and Casey Williams, PharmD, as well as Avera Cancer Institute physicians (surgeons, oncologists, pathologists and interventional radiologists), research scientists, experts in bioinformatics, nurse practitioners and specialized nurses and pharmacists. The team collaborates with experts from across the nation in clinical oncology, pharmacology, clinical genetics, genomic informatics, bioethics and pathology.
Learn more about Precision Oncology and cancer care at Avera. Coverage for genomic medicine varies among insurance providers.
WIN Consortium: A Collaboration of Worldwide Genomics Experts
As part of a global consortium, Avera Cancer Institute joins others around the world with a shared goal: curing cancer through targeted therapies, based on the science of genomics.
Avera Cancer Institute is the fifth medical institution in the United States to join the Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium. The WIN Consortium is a global network of leading academic, industry, insurance and non-profit research organizations working to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients worldwide.
Avera joins prestigious medical institutions including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York University Langone Medical Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
“Together with WIN, our mission is to transform cancer care. It will be to take patients with early disease and make it disappear. It will be to take patients with metastatic disease and give them multi-year remissions. For cancer patients, this is a time of enormous hope and promise,” Leyland-Jones said.
Kristen’s Precision Oncology Story
Kristen Kilmer shares about how Precision Oncology helped determine the best course of treatment after she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer.