The Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center
Some of the top experts in the field and the most advanced technology for cancer treatment are close to home at the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center. Located on the Memorial Health System of East Texas campus in Lufkin, Texas, the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center is the only facility in the area to be recognized for clinical excellence by the American College of Surgeons and recognized as one of the top 25% cancer care centers in the United States.
This fully accredited facility offers a full complement of radiation oncology services including:
- Intensity Modulated Radioactive Treatment (IMRT)
- Two Siemens Oncor Multi-leaf Collimator Linear Accelerators which precisely treat cancer utilizing finely focused radiation beams
- The first permanent PET/CT scanner in the area for detecting abnormalities in the body
- Fusing of PET/CT and MRI images for treatment planning
- A treatment simulator, used to precisely define a patient’s field of treatment
- Treatment planning capabilities using the most advanced computer systems, including 3-D, IMRT, and the Anatom-E System
- An extensive brachytherapy program using radiation sources internally to treat cancer
- CT-Based Simulation
- Access to on-going clinical trials and new treatment options
The Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center prides itself on treating the whole patient, not just the disease, by educating the patient on radiation therapy, nutrition, and the psycho-social aspects of having cancer.
The Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center—rising above the rest in cancer care. Learn more about our services by speaking with a member of our cancer care team at 936-639-7468.
Dr. Sidney Roberts
As the Medical Director of the Arthur Temple Sr., Regional Cancer Center and a former Chief of Staff for Memorial Health System of East Texas, Dr. Sidney Roberts has been a part of the Lufkin community since 1992.
A graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Roberts is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. He also is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
In 2006, Dr. Roberts was awarded the Butch McMullen Silver Spike Award for distinguished community service. Additionally, the American Cancer Society awarded Dr. Roberts the St. George National Award, the highest award that the national board of directors of the American Cancer Society bestows upon a state-level volunteer. Additionally, Dr. Roberts was named Angelina County’s Healthcare Professional of the Year in 2009 by the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Roberts was named a Fellow of the American College of Radiology at the young age of 45, a distinction that is given to only 10% of radiologists over their lifetime.
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