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Avera Cancer Institute Marshall

The proposed Avera Cancer Institute Marshall, to be located on the current Avera Marshall campus, will offer a healing environment designed for patient comfort. This financially responsible plan eliminates the need for duplication of services like lab, imaging and support services. The addition of radiation services and an expanded chemotherapy area will reduce travel time and cost for patients and families.

A Pressing Need for Southwest Minnesota

In the videos below, Sue Ann Moyars, a 3-year cancer survivor; Dr. Donna Hartfiel, Avera Medical Group Marshall Obstetrics/Gynecology; and Willard Engel, Chair of the Avera Cancer Institute Capital Campaign Committee, discuss the need for local cancer care and the importance of the Avera Cancer Institute Marshall building project.

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Avera Marshall Foundation
300 S. Bruce Street
Marshall, MN 56258

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Phone: 507-537-9145

A Compelling Need

Avera Marshall Cancer Institute Service AreaCancer affects all of us -- either personally or through the people we know. According to cancer experts:

  • Nearly half of all Minnesotans will be diagnosed with a potentially serious cancer.
  • Cancer became the leading cause of death in Minnesota in 2000.
  • The southwest region of Minnesota had the second highest incidence rate of colon and rectal cancer and is classified as “significantly higher than the state average.”
  • The southwest region of Minnesota was the only region to have cervical cancer incidence rates “significantly higher than the state average” in Minnesota.
  • The southwest region is among the highest in rates of colon, breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
  • The average cancer patient makes more than 100 visits for outpatient care in the first year after diagnosis.

Comprehensive Adult Cancer Care

 Treatment  Current in
 Chemotherapy  Provided  Included with
 opportunity to
 grow with expanded
 Radiation Therapy:
 Breast Cancer  No  Yes
 Lung Cancer  No  Yes
 Prostate Cancer  No  Yes
 Rectal Cancer  No  Yes
 Other cancers which
 may receive radiation
 oncology here:
   Skin cancers
        (Hodgkin's and
   Cervical & uterine
   Head & neck cancers
 No  Yes
 Palliative Radiation
 No  Yes
 Other Services:
   Patient Navigator  No  Yes
 Access in
 Sioux Falls
 On Site
   Treatment Planning
 Via phone or by
 going to
 Sioux Falls
 On site

Some cancers require treatment only available at tertiary cancer centers.

Expected Sources of Funds



Our Region Needs This Project

Sue Ann Moyars"Our family had to fight snowstorms and terrible driving conditions as we sought radiation treatment far from our home. Our region needs this project."

-- Sue Ann Moyars, Tracy, Minn.

Cancer Affects Everybody

Keith and Jill Anderson“There is not a house on any street that doesn’t have a family member or friend affected by cancer. Having a local place for cancer care would save time and travel, plus being in your own surroundings instead of traveling 100 miles would be so helpful.”

-- Keith and Jill Anderson, Minneota, Minn.
Parents of Michael who died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at age 21

Care Close To Home

Becky Deutz“Having cancer care close to home will allow people to get on with the rest of their day instead of traveling for treatment. I think it’s important to not let cancer control you like that.”

-- Becky Deutz, Marshall Minn.