About ACI

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    The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) is part of Memorial University Medical Center, a 612-bed academic medical center in Savannah, Georgia. We were named in honor of Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson in 2001, after their generosity made it possible to build a new facility for our cancer services.

    The ACI provides cancer screening, diagnosis, surgery, medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiation oncology, support services, and long-term follow-up. The ACI also features:

    • The only children's cancer program in the region
    • The region's first practice devoted exclusively to breast health
    • The region's first gynecologic oncology services
    • Academic medicine in which resident physicians work alongside experienced doctors to provide the very latest treatments
    • Original cancer research conducted in an on-site laboratory in collaboration with scientists at Mercer University School of Medicine
    • Access to  an array of clinical trials
    • Nurse navigators to help guide patients and their families through the treatment process
    Contact Us

    Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at MUMC 
    4700 Waters Avenue 
    Savannah, GA 31404 
    800-343-3025 or 912-350-8490

    • The ACI is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. We received the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006, 2009, and 2012. 
    • In 2014, the ACI was selected by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) to serve as a Community Resource Center in its Improving Quality Care in Gastric Cancer project. Only three other U.S. cancer centers were selected to serve in this capacity for the project.
    • In 2012, we became the first facility in Georgia to acquire the INTRABEAM® system for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT).
    • Our breast care program was one of the first 100 programs in the U.S. to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program of the American College of Surgeons.
    • Our Breast Imaging Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
    How We Care For People

    The ACI has disease management teams specializing in breast, colorectal, urology, melanoma, thoracic, head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers. These teams combine the talents of surgeons, physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals. They meet regularly to determine how to best meet the needs of our patients. Newly diagnosed cases are discussed at site-specific tumor conferences, where teams review treatment plans to ensure patients are receiving proven standards of care. 

    We practice patient and family centered care. That means we encourage patient and family participation in the care process. This model of care emphasizes dignity, respect, and information sharing.