We Are Experts in Cancer Care

Avera is a leader in cancer care with world-renowned physicians and innovators in cancer research.

Our team is passionate about finding the best treatment option for each patient, working together as a team to help you through the process, whether you’re having a screening, newly diagnosed or dealing with side effects during treatment.

We are your team for expert cancer care in the region.

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Call or email us 24/7 to learn more about our cancer care programs and services for you or your loved ones.


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Kristin VanLaecken,
Bone marrow transplant recipient

I couldn't imagine doing treatment anywhere else.

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Advanced Screenings

Clinical Research

  • More than 90 clinical trials in cancer ongoing at Avera with physicians dedicated to bringing the latest treatments to patients
  • World-renowned leaders in genomic medicine partnering with the Worldwide Innovative Networking Consortium (WIN)
  • A research team dedicated to creating new treatment protocols using genomic medicine to recommend targeted therapy. These Phase I trials are only available to Avera patients
  • Research coordinators who review all new cases and closely monitor all enrolled patients

Innovative Technology

Bone Marrow Transplant

  • The region’s only bone marrow transplant program, fully accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
  • Dedicated hematologists experienced treating all kinds of blood cancers
  • A clinical trial program bringing the latest blood cancer treatments to patients
  • The region’s only National Marrow Donor Program-approved collection center in South Dakota
  • The region’s only location for cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments including CAR-T cell therapy for high-risk relapsed patients with specific blood cancers
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    When it comes to your breast health, be vigilant and advocate for your own well-being, advises Avera breast surgeon Michelle Bryan, MD.
    June 16, 2020
  • Screening Exams for Cancer Can Save Your Life

    Timing of recommended cancer screenings is important. If you have put off a screening like a mammogram or colonoscopy due to COVID-19, now’s the time to reschedule.
    June 2, 2020
  • Avera Race Goes Virtual For 2020

    The team preparing for the 2020 Avera Race Against Cancer was only six weeks out from its event when it gathered to make final decisions on how to proceed.
    May 19, 2020