Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
Our team believes in combining the best technology with compassionate care, to ensure that all patient concerns are heard and addressed.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute’s Breast Surgery Clinic is run by Dr. LaNette F. Smith, a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon. Dr. Smith is also certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. She and her team work closely with radiologists, genetic counselors, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons to ensure our patients are provided with consultations, diagnoses and treatments for the best possible care of the individual patient. Dr. Smith performs surgeries primarily at St. John Medical Center.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute’s research department is solely dedicated to making every treatment option available when possible, including investigational drugs. We are actively involved in national and industry-sponsored trials to provide our patients opportunities for early access to promising drugs.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute offers a wide range of in-house diagnostic services, and our radiology center is proud to be accredited by the American College of Radiology
All diagnostic exams performed within Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute are readily available to the physicians in OCSRI. A report and images of the exams are usually available within the patient’s Electronic Medical Record within 24-48 hours.
- CT Scans
- PET/CT Scans
- X-Rays (Chest X-Rays, Bone X-Rays, etc.)
- Ultrasound (to include biopsies)
- CT guided biopsies
- PET Axumin & PET Dotate
- Nuclear Medicine (Bone scans, MUGA, lung scans, etc.)
- Interventional (central line and feeding tube placement)
- Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screenings
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute offers surgical services and treatment for women who have been diagnosed with malignancies in the female reproductive tract. The ovary, endometrium, cervix, vulva and vagina are the most common areas of treatment.
Hematology is the study of blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Hematologists are trained in the symptoms, diagnosis, staging, treatment, prognosis, and follow-up of these diseases.
Our physicians are specialists in the field of cancer. Many specialize in specific types of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, osteosarcomas, head and neck, etc. Treatment options include chemotherapy, biological agents, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
Mohs surgery is used for skin cancer treatment and provides the most precise method for removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the greatest amount of healthy tissue. For this reason, Mohs surgery typically results in significantly less scarring while achieving the highest cure rate possible. Mohs surgery is generally recommended for skin cancer removal in areas where maximum preservation of healthy tissue is desirable for cosmetic and functional purposes. It is also used for lesions that have recurred following prior treatment or for lesions that have the greatest propensity for recurrence.
Most insurance policies cover the costs of Mohs surgery and the reconstruction of the resultant surgical defect.
Radiation therapy uses high energy beams to “kill” or shrink tumor cells. It can be used to offer relief of cancer symptoms or to help cure. It may be given before surgery to shrink a tumor so that it is easier to remove surgically. It can also be given following surgery so that if there are any remaining cancer cells in the tumor site, they can be eradicated. Radiation therapy can be given alone or in combination with other therapies, such as surgery or chemotherapy. OCSRI offers many types of radiation services.
The Skin Cancer Center of Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute emphasizes a patient centered approach to the evaluation and treatment of cancer of the skin. Some of the dermatologic surgeries performed in our state-of-the-art facilities are Mohs Micrographic Surgery, reconstruction and repair, biopsies, excisions, Cryosurgery, Electrodessication and Curettage (ED&C).
More specifically, we specialize in:
- skin cancer treatment
- consultation and evaluation for skin cancer
- skin cancer follow-up
- skin cancer screening to involve the pigmented lesion clinic
- melanoma clinic
- high risk clinic for immune compromised patients
- care coordination of complex cases
- skin cancer education and prevention
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute’s laboratories are fully accredited and meet the highest standards. Since patients use laboratory services on almost every visit and their physical condition and response to treatment can be measured by the results of lab work, an in-house laboratory helps OCSRI speedily process accurate test results to expedite treatment decisions and maximize convenience for patients.
At OCSRI, we’re here to help you fight every aspect cancer—even the non-physical symptoms. With our Hope & Healing program, patients and their caregivers have access to free classes, which teach valuable coping skills and inspire hope. These includes healing yoga, smoking cessation classes, treatment nutrition classes, stress management & meditative practices, art/painting classes, talk with the doc series, patient appreciation lunches, acupuncture, look good feel better classes and treatment orientation. Visit our Hope & Healing page for more information about these integrative services.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute provides classes for all new patients undergoing treatment, educating them regarding their chemotherapy treatments and/or radiation treatments, side effects and disease process. These include radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy classes. Please contact scheduling for available class times.
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can affect your eating habits, nutritional needs, and even how your body digests and absorbs food. Patients who are well nourished throughout treatment are shown to have a better prognosis and quality of life.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute offers consultations with our in-house, registered dietitian to help cope with diet and appetite issues related to cancer and cancer treatment. Our dietitian evaluates each patient’s nutritional status and makes individualized recommendations to help patients stay strong and nourished throughout their cancer treatment.
We also offer a Nutrition Class every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. We discuss common nutrition related side effects of treatment and how to navigate through the side effects and symptoms. Visit our Events page to find out more.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute provides a retail pharmacy to assist patients with the increased demands required for oral oncology treatment.
Twenty-five percent of new oncology drugs currently in clinical trials are taken orally. Oral oncology drugs offer patients ease of administration and convenience of treatment at home.
Oral oncology drugs often require strict guidelines for consumption, as well as additional paperwork that the corner drugstore may not be familiar with or have the time to complete. Studies have shown up to 50% greater compliance with oral oncology drugs dispensed from oncology pharmacies versus standard retail pharmacies.
Why use our OCSRI Pharmacy?
- Our pharmacists have access to patient records and OCSRI physicians so they can provide faster, superior service
- On-site convenience at our Tulsa location: just pick up prescriptions at the time of your appointment; no additional trips to the drugstore
- We can typically mail your prescription to your home free of charge
- Limited local delivery available
- Co-pay assistance
Contact the Pharmacy
Call us at 918-505-3252