Cancer Care in Your Neck of the Woods
Find cancer specialists in the Puget Sound area.
Tacoma - St. Joseph Medical Center
Learning that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Look to St. Joseph Medical Center for exceptional cancer care from cancer experts. Our experienced team guides you through every step of your cancer journey.
Your care may be provided at one or more of the following clinic locations.
Franciscan Breast Surgery Associates at St. Joseph
1624 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Northwest Medical Specialties Puyallup (Rainier Hematology/Oncology)
2920 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98373
As one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of expert cancer care in the Puget Sound, you’ll find a full range of cancer services — from prevention and screening to diagnostics, treatment and survivorship. And with our expansive navigator program, including specialty nurse navigators, you’ll always have someone to help you find your way, answer your questions and listen to your concerns.
If you need specialized cancer surgery, our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have expertise in treating all cancers, including bladder, brain, breast, colon, gastric, gynecologic (uterine, ovarian), head and neck, kidney, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, rectal, testicular and other cancers. Our team uses the latest surgical techniques for minimally invasive procedures such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery, which use smaller instruments, fewer incisions and computer technology to assist surgeons in achieving precise results.
Our skilled cancer surgeons and other specialists also offer other advanced treatment techniques, such as:
National recognition for cancer care
We’re proud to be among the best cancer programs in the country accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, adhering to the highest standards of cancer patient care and outcomes. We’re one of the largest cancer care providers in the Puget Sound, treating thousands of patients annually.
Thoracic oncology surgeons at St. Joseph Medical Center earned the elite three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for stage 1 lung cancer lobectomy. It is the society’s highest rating and only awarded to the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States. Baiya Krishnadasan, MD performs a large volume of these operations using minimally invasive techniques. The three-star designation reflects results significantly better than the national average for 30-day mortality and length of hospital stay after lobectomy for lung cancer for the period January 2012 through December 2016.
Your cancer team
At St. Joseph, you’ll receive care from the Puget Sound’s leading cancer specialists, who have years of experience in providing high-quality cancer diagnoses and treatments with a caring touch.
Working together in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach, our team of cancer experts includes:
- Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon specialists and surgical oncologists
- Board-certified oncologists in hematology and oncology
- Board-certified radiation oncologists
- Board-certified radiologists
- Certified oncology nurses
- Nurse navigators
- Dietitians, pharmacists, therapists, social workers
- Genetics specialists
We participate in research and clinical trials and are completing research in promising new treatments. We’re seeking patients to join our ongoing clinical trials.
The benefits include:
- Gaining access to innovative treatments that are not yet widely available
- Participating in research studies for cancer prevention, cancer control and quality of life
- Helping to advance medical science, which will benefit future cancer patients
Ask your provider for more information about clinical trials and how to access one that is right for you.
Meet our specialists
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Thomas (TJ) Templin II, MD , FACS
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery
Cancers We Treat
Your Cancer Journey
Your Care Team
Research and Clinical Trials
Cancer Prevention and Screenings
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