History of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is in Oklahoma City. The center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Oklahoma. OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center sits on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. It is part of the OU Health System, which is Oklahoma’s only academic health system, and provides access to extensive research and clinical trials.
The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center was established in 2001 to improve patient outcomes and provide statewide leadership in cancer research. The center focuses on clinical care, community outreach, education and research. It is also home to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Health Promotion Research Center and the Center for Cancer Prevention and Drug Development. The center’s affiliation with the University of Oklahoma allows it to conduct research. It is one of the nation’s leading cancer centers for the number of participants in clinical trials.
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02. Mesothelioma Care
Mesothelioma Care at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
Mesothelioma care at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center follows a multidisciplinary team approach. This approach includes medical specialists from different fields and provides complete patient care. Treatment for mesothelioma patients may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Patients’ treatment plans will be personalized based on their specific case.
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center matches each patient with a patient navigator. The navigator helps patients connect with medical professionals and find educational materials. They can also help patients understand available support services. Patients get a reliable point of contact to guide them through their mesothelioma treatment.
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Specializations
- Radiation therapy
- Transplant and cellular therapy
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Accreditations
- American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center
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05. Mesothelioma Clinical Trials
Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
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06. Hospital Services
Patient and Family Services at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center offers many different support services. Patients and their families can connect to them through the Cancer Supportive Care program. Support services are offered on-site or through referral. Resources available to cancer patients and their families at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center include:
- Cancer Education Workshops
- Cancer Genetic Testing and Evaluation
- Cancer Navigation Services
- Nutritional Support
- Pain Management
- Palliative Care
- Support Groups
07. Off-site Services in Oklahoma City
Patient and Family Services in the Oklahoma City Area
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is in Oklahoma City. Many local services are available to help mesothelioma patients during and after treatment. These are off-site options that can help with housing, pain management and more.