Compassionate cancer care in Denver

For many patients, a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Rose Medical Center, we understand the challenges you face and are here to provide compassionate, comprehensive cancer care.

We offer advanced cancer screenings, staging and diagnosis, as well as leading-edge treatments for all forms of cancer. Our multidisciplinary cancer care team—including our patient navigators—works collaboratively to guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship.

For more information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and other services, call askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.


Commission on Cancer accredited program, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons

Rose Medical Center is an accredited Commission on Cancer® program, as designated by the American College of Surgeons. By choosing a Commission on Cancer® accredited program, you can rest assured that you are choosing a leading-edge, comprehensive program that is committed to quality care.

Multidisciplinary approach to cancer care

At Rose Medical Center, members of our oncology department—from all disciplines of cancer care—gather on a weekly basis for case conferences. During these meetings, we discuss patient cases and create individualized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for our patients. The goal is to work together to ensure you receive the most effective treatment plan possible.

Our team includes specialists from the following backgrounds:

Oncology Nurse Navigators, Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Genetic Counselors, Nursing team, Physical Therapists, Radiologists, Case Management

Specialty programs and services

To ensure each patient receives effective, individualized care, we offer a variety of specialty programs and services at our hospital.

Cancer clinical trials

Our experienced cancer care team is always exploring advanced treatment options as well as innovative techniques for the detection and prevention of cancer. Sometimes, traditional or standard therapies are not effective for more complex cancers, which is why we continue to explore clinical trials.

Clinical trials are research studies conducted to answer important medical and scientific questions with the ultimate goal of finding better ways to treat diseases. They are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new or investigational drugs, combinations of new and/or existing drugs and drug delivery methods.

Access to newer treatments is offered in the hopes that the new treatments will be more effective than standard treatments and offer hope to patients who may not be responding to existing therapies.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute at HealthONE, an early phase clinical trials unit, offers personalized cutting-edge cancer research for the Rocky Mountain region. To learn more about active trials, call (720) 754-2610 or search for clinical trials.

Integrative therapies

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach to care that takes into account the whole person—body and mind. We partner with Medicine Hands—an integrative therapy center—to provide complementary therapies to work in partnership with your cancer treatment.

We offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal consultation
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation classes
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical exercise
  • Reflexology
  • Stress management
  • Yoga

Nurse navigator program

Nurse navigators specialize in cancer care and serve as advocates and educators for you—from diagnosis through survivorship. Our nurse navigators are your medical system advocate and will help you, and your family understand each part of your journey while supporting your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our nurse navigators facilitate communication between your entire care team, help you coordinate appointments and address any other barriers you may face to support you throughout your cancer journey. Our mission is to provide you with seamless care.

Nurse navigators advocate for patients by:

  • Advocating for your needs and connecting you to helpful resources, including rehabilitation services and complementary therapies
  • Creating a personalized experience during your appointments, evaluating your medical needs and communicating that information to your doctor
  • Emotionally supporting your decisions about your care
  • Providing education on your treatment options and clinical trial availability for your cancer type

Cancers we treat

We provide comprehensive cancer care for the following:

  • Blood cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Rectal cancer
  • Endocrine cancers
    • Adrenal cancer
    • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
    • Pituitary cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Uterine cancer
    • Vulvar cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Cancer treatments

We offer a wide range of treatment options to provide an individualized treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

These include:

  • Surgical oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Oncofertility, including egg/embryo freezing, sperm preservation
  • Interventional oncology
  • Radioactive iodine treatment
  • Y-90 radioembolization with chemotherapy

Radiation oncology

Denver Radiation Oncology at Rose Medical Center specializes in using radiation therapy to treat cancer and sometimes non-cancers with a focus on providing high quality, collaborative, patient-centered cancer care using the most advanced radiation therapies available. Our radiation oncologists have extensive academic and clinical radiation oncology expertise and they work to develop individualized treatment plans that help minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue.

Radiation therapy treatments we offer include:

  • External beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
  • High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Respiratory gating
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Surgical oncology

When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. We provide access to expert surgeons who are experienced in using advanced procedures for cancer treatment.

At Rose Medical Center, we strive to be the forefront of surgical advancements, techniques and technologies to continually provide our patients with the best care possible.

Depending on the tumor site, patients may be offered numerous surgical options, which will be reviewed in the initial consult. The surgeon will work with the rest of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive care from diagnosis through to recovery.

When possible, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced anesthesia protocols to provide many benefits to patients, including less scarring, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Oncology rehabilitation

Our cancer patients are referred to our oncology rehabilitation program. While you may think of rehabilitation after completing your treatments, we encourage all patients to “prehab” with oncology rehabilitation. This helps determine baseline measurements, detect potential functional impairments, allow for early treatment and intervention and develop a postoperative care plan for rehab.

At our on-site Oncology Rehab clinic, you can receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy at any stage of your cancer treatment. We aim to ease symptoms, increase function, and improve quality of life through the program.

Fully customized to your unique needs, aspects of cancer rehabilitation include:

  • Battling cancer-related fatigue
  • Energy conservation
  • Fall prevention
  • Improving balance
  • Improving memory and thinking
  • Overcoming weakness
  • Walking and stair safety

Patients participate in one-on-one therapies with highly experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

For more information, please call (303) 788-8220. Our fax number is (720) 306-8231.

Sarah Cannon - The Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

Oncology at HealthONE

Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.

Learn about Oncology