Avera Medical Group Oncology and Hematology

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The Avera Cancer Institute is the region’s most comprehensive cancer center. The Institute offers state-of-the-art services in one convenient location and is home to 7 medical oncologists, 3 hematologists fellowship trained in bone marrow transplantation, 2 gynecologic oncologists, and 2 radiation oncologists providing intraoperative radiation for breast cancer and gamma knife treatments. South Dakota’s only bone marrow transplant center, located at the Avera Cancer Institute, has performed over 500 transplants. The transplants are comprised of autologous, related allogeneic and unrelated allogeneic using both myeloablative and nonmyeloablative protocols.


Weekly Conferences

Lung Conference: Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00PM

Breast Conference: Every Wednesday from 7:00-8:00AM

Digestive Disease Conference: Every Friday from 7:00-8:00AM

GYN/ GU Conference: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00AM

Tumor Conference: Every Thursday (as needed) from 12:00-1:00PM



Avera McKennan is a member of Avera Health, a regional family of more than 330 healthcare facilities in the five-state region. With over 13,000 employees, Avera Health serves over half a million individuals each year at facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation, and a commitment to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all patients.Avera McKennan is a 545-bed, non-profit, Catholic facility and the regional referral center for the Avera Health Syste. Our Careflight helicopter, ground and fixed wing aircraft transport patients from a service area with a population of 800,000 to our Level II Trauma Center. With over 600 physicians on staff in all specialties and 6,000 employees, the hospital offers a full range of services including the region's only burn unit, kidney and pancreatic transplant program, and bone marrow transplant program.  Avera McKennan is a designated Magnet Hospital and a Healthgrades Distinguished Clinical Hospital.