Southeast Cancer Center

SAMC’s Southeast Cancer Center is a leading Radiation Oncology provider, offering exceptional, compassionate cancer care to more than 1,200 existing and newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. A Commission on Cancer approved program, SAMC’s board-certified physicians and oncology professionals are the most experienced cancer care providers in the region. In 2011, SAMC was the first hospital in the state to associate with the University of Alabama-Birmingham Cancer Care Network. Through this affiliation, Southeast Cancer Center provides patients greater access to clinical trials, treatment protocols aligned with those offered at UAB, web-based genetic counseling, and collaboration with UAB specialists for second opinions when determining treatment planning. The affiliation also provides our physician and nursing professionals with additional opportunities to participate in continuing education programs.

It’s important to feel comfortable and confident about your doctor – especially when you have cancer. At SAMC’s Southeast Cancer Center, patients can rest easier knowing that their care is in the hands of the most knowledgeable and highly trained oncologists in the region.

Our patients receive care from doctors who specialize in treating all types of cancer with the most effective technologies, treatments and radiation therapies available. Our oncologists also partner with your primary physician to provide the best possible care.

We also develop and implement treatment programs to maximize the chances of curing cancer while minimizing the radiation dose to normal organs, with the goal to maximize patients’ quality of life and preserve normal organ function. Our radiation oncologists maintain strong academic, clinical and research credentials, and a commitment to our patients’ well-being.

Our specially trained nurses are dedicated to excellence in patient care and work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of case workers, dietitians, rehab therapists and others to provide the very best for patients and their families. Our patient navigation team helps support cancer patients by guiding them through diagnosis and treatment, helping them overcome any barriers to their prescribed treatment plan.

Jarrod Adkison, MD, Radiation Oncologist 

  • Associate Chairman, Radiation Oncology
  • Southeast Cancer Center, Enterprise Cancer Center & North Florida Cancer Center
  • Attended University of South Alabama, Mobile; University of Alabama at Birmingham; and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Coffee County native
Southeast Cancer Center provides patients comprehensive cancer care5006Technology300x225 options and treatment technologies, including the most advanced technology available in the field of radiation therapy – the Varian True Beam Linear Accelerator and Trilogy Linear Accelerator.

TrueBeam System – The TrueBeam System, engineered by Varian Medical Systems, delivers the most powerful cancer treatments within pinpoint accuracy and precision. It uniquely integrates new imaging and motion management technologies within a sophisticated new architecture that makes it possible to deliver treatments more rapidly, while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion. This technology opens the door to new possibilities for the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, as well as other cancers that are treatable with radiotherapy. Simple treatments that once took 15 minutes or more can be now completed in less than two minutes once the patient is in position.

Trilogy System – The Varian Trilogy System’s remote control robotics provide the highest level of efficiency and automation for the most sophisticated treatments of various types of cancer. This system includes Highest Dose Rate for shorter sessions; Rapid On-Board Imaging and One-Beam CT to fine tune patient setups with ultra-precise CT scans.

We plan treatments for quality results and fewer side effects, and offer 7962TxOptions300x225a variety of treatment options available through the latest technology, including:

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • High- and Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
  • MammoSite Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • External Beam Radiation Arc Therapy
  • Optical Surface Monitoring System (OSMS)
  • CT Simulation
SAMC is an associate of the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network. The UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, developed by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Medicine, is a network of hospitals across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee that emphasizes collaboration between UAB and community cancer centers on evidence-based guidelines for cancer treatment to patients in local communities.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Medicine formed the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network to:

  • enhance the availability and quality of cancer services in our region by collaborating with community cancer centers and hospitals
  • jointly pursue high-quality patient outcomes
  • improve access to early detection and treatment
  • increase patient satisfaction while offering services close to home.

The UAB Health System Cancer Community Network provides a structured program to support community-based oncology services to foster collaborative physician relationships, provide continuing medical education and offer local patients the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials managed by leading scientists and physicians, and access to UAB’s best practices in cancer care at a local level.

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The Southeast Alabama Medical (SAMC) Center Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer, designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program (CCCP) and is under the leadership of the Cancer Committee. The Cancer Committee at SAMC is a standing committee meeting quarterly. The Committee is comprised of physicians of varied disciplines, as well as other ancillary departments involved in the treatment and care of cancer patients. Goals are set annually to monitor and improve cancer patient care.

Click below to view Southeast Cancer Center’s annual reports.

Click here to view the 2016 Men’s Health Fair Statistics.

For more information, please call:

Southeast Cancer Center
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301
334-793-8080

Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s radiation oncology services are available at Southeast Cancer Center, located in SAMC’s main hospital building at 1108 Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, Alabama. This location provides a convenient exterior entrance, covered patient drop off area, and patient registration that’s just steps away from the front entrance. Our patient/caregiver waiting areas are comfortable and clean, with complimentary coffee, reading material and flat screened TVs. Patient Navigators are available on-site, a patient resource room is available to all guests, and our open infusion suite features large windows overlooking the hospital campus.