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Breast Care

Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer

The Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer has a singular goal: improving the outcomes and quality of life for women with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer. We believe in more than just treating cancer—our team is dedicated to caring for the whole woman.

The Koontz Center difference

Our dual approach to care includes personalized treatments utilizing advanced genomics and immunotherapy. The Koontz Center is the only program in the region to offer this type of comprehensive care to women with advanced breast cancer. While receiving the latest leading-edge cancer treatment from our experienced oncologists, women will also benefit from services such as:

  • Acupuncture
  • Emotional support and support groups
  • Exercise physiology, massage, and yoga
  • Nutrition planning
  • Palliative care
  • Spiritual counseling

Learn more about our treatment options.

Access to the latest clinical trials

At the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer we believe deeply in the value of clinical trials and view them as an integral component in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. Saint Luke’s has access to leading-edge clinical trials, including National Cancer Institute and industry trials.

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  • Saint Luke's Koontz Center for Advance Breast Cancer opens and Medical Oncologist Dr. Timothy Pluard believes the center will eventually set new standards for care for women with metastatic cancer.

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  • On October 13th, Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute opens the Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, which will provide highly specialized, individualized treatment exclusively for women with metastatic or advanced breast cancer. The center honors Dr. Paul G. Koontz, Jr., M.D. a highly accomplished Saint Luke’s Hospital surgeon recognized for his skilled treatment of breast cancer.

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  • For her 35th birthday, Christina Faris gave herself a present that neither her husband nor her friends thought to give. Faris had her first mammogram. The cost of her $20 co-pay may have saved her life.

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  • Carol Brooks can attest to this: Mammograms help save lives. The Overland Park, Kan., resident has a family history—her mother and cousin had breast cancer—so she’s diligent about annual mammograms

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