Defeat Cancer | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Defeat Cancer. That's Our Mission.

Some might call it a dream, but at Norton Cancer Institute, it’s a mission: Defeat cancer. For you. For our community. For everyone. Forever. Only then will our work be done. And until that day comes, we’ll keep fighting relentlessly to make it a reality — with groundbreaking clinical trials, with every comprehensive treatment plan, with every same-day appointment. For every patient. Every single day.

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As a leader in cancer care, Norton Cancer Institute offers a wide range of unique programs and specialized services to patients.

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Norton Cancer Institute has pioneered innovative clinical trials such as CAR-T cell therapy and lutetium-177 for prostate cancer and lymphoma patients. The team’s specialty-trained physicians are principal investigators on research efforts and groundbreaking treatments that are used by cancer programs across the nation.


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Why choose Norton Cancer Institute

“Achieving excellence in cancer care would not be possible without our team of distinguished cancer specialists and support personnel. Together, our dedication to curing cancer and eliminating suffering will only continue to propel us forward. We will continue to work to discover new treatment options through robust research and offer patients what they need to make the most of life as they heal.”

Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP
Physician-in-Chief
Norton Cancer Institute

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