Cancer Care at Ochsner

Why Ochsner?

Cancer. It’s the one of the most powerful words in the English language. So powerful, once you hear the phrase, “You have cancer,” it’s almost impossible to hear anything else.

For over 70 years, Ochsner has been dedicated to cancer research and treatment development, bringing new innovations to the fight against cancer— including more clinical trials than anywhere else in the region. At Ochsner, we have doctors so specialized that they treat specific types of cancer.  Your doctor will work with a team of cancer specialists so you have the benefit of knowledge that can make all the difference in your treatment, quality of life and recovery.  Ochsner provides care for adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families from diagnosis through recovery, including rare the most complex and difficult to treat cancers.

In fact, the Ochsner legacy is closely tied to cancer research; Dr. Alton Ochsner was one of the first to detect and publish findings about the link between cigarette smoking and cancer.  This legacy still drives us today to bring patients the most advanced clinical trials and cancer research programs. 

World-class Care

When you come through our doors you receive world-class care in a comfortable atmosphere. A dedicated nurse navigator works with patients and referring providers to facilitate scheduling appointments and obtaining records.

Ochsner physicians specialize in all types of cancer and as many as 20 cancer specialists care for each of our patients. In the past year, Ochsner has provided care that is both personalized and state-of-the-art to more than 15,000 cancer patients. Look at our outcomes to find out why the Ochsner is the right choice for you.

A Network To Lean On

At Ochsner, adult and pediatric cancer patients benefit from a collaborative approach to cancer care by a highly skilled team of physicians, oncology nurses, social workers, researchers and other healthcare professionals. What’s more, your referring physician remains part of our team and will be kept in the loop on your treatment and progress.

Ochsner’s multidisciplinary approach means you have a whole network to lean on – and each member of the team knows what the other is thinking and doing. Ours is an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. Everyone is on the same page – everyone has the same information and the same goals.

At Ochsner, appointments are scheduled with your comfort and convenience in mind. Team members keep compatible office hours to make it easier for you to see more than one doctor on the same day. When you’re not feeling well, you want a team that works around your needs, not theirs.

Healing Environments

Living with cancer comes with unique challenges, and a calming and supportive environment can foster healing. Our patients can choose to receive care in these Ochsner locations:

  • Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center-Main Campus
  • Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner
  • Ochsner Baptist
  • Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank
  • Ochsner St. Anne
  • Ochsner Health Center-Luling
  • Ochsner Health Center-O’Neal (Baton Rouge)
  • Ochsner Health Center-Summa (Baton Rouge)
  • Ochsner Health Center-Slidell
  • Ochsner Health Center-Covington

Awards and Accolades

  • 2015: Ochsner Medical Center was ranked in the Top 10% in the nation for cancer care by CareChex, A Division of Comparion.
  • 2014: Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner’s West Bank Campus named “High Performing” in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 2013: Recognized among “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.