A woman sits on a couch next to her nurse. Text reads, "Cancer care is a journey. We're with you for every step."


Radiation Oncology Accredited FacilityMaury Regional Health offers comprehensive care for individuals facing a diagnosis of cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians and clinical professionals is committed to medical excellence, combining stringent clinical standards with educational support resources to meet the physical and emotional needs of patients. This commitment has resulted in the cancer program receiving accreditation from the American College of Radiology and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, the Maury Regional Women's Center in Columbia has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and achieved National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognition by the American College of Surgeons.

Maury Regional Cancer Center

The Maury Regional Cancer Center at the Columbia Mall is a comprehensive treatment center that includes the clinical specialists, treatment technologies and support services needed by cancer patients and their family members.

medical ONCOLOGY

Medical oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer — at times prescribing chemotherapy or other medication. 

Effective August 1, 2023, Maury Regional Cancer Center’s medical oncology and hematology team — Drs. Mark Messenger, Romany Johnpulle and Varun Dhulipala — are members of Tennessee Oncology. The team will continue to provide care on site at the Maury Regional Cancer Center.

Medical oncology and hematology services are provided by specially trained physicians and staff, offering the latest in treatment options for all patients as well as world-class clinical trials. Patient and family support services include palliative care, integrative oncology, psychosocial, nutrition, survivorship and genetic counseling.


Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to destroy cancer cells or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

Radiation treatments are delivered in the Maury Regional Cancer Center by a sophisticated team who utilize advanced technology to precisely deliver radiation while sparing healthy tissues. Radiation oncologists are complemented by a team that includes simulation technologists, dosimetrists, physicists, radiation therapists and nurses.

Technologies continue to advance in the area of radiation therapy. Among these is image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy to aid in the delivery of radiation and enhance the precision of treatment for inoperable masses and cancers on highly sensitive organs, such as the liver, lungs and brain.


Those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers may face unique challenges as they learn more about their disease and treatment regimen.

The Maury Regional Cancer Center has highly skilled individuals to help through this process. Our clinical nurse navigators help in the coordination of care, education, treatment and side effects. The financial navigator can assist with financial matters, including help to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and aid in identifying financial assistance.

Contact a financial navigator by calling 931.328.7992.


A Cancer Resource Center is located inside the Maury Regional Cancer Center to helps patients and family members manage the many aspects of cancer care. This library contains printed materials, offers internet access for research and maintains a supply of headwear made available through funding from the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation for those who have experienced hair loss.

Imaging Services

The Maury Regional Cancer Center offers convenient on-site CT and PET imaging services. Studies are performed by experienced radiologic technologists, with results interpreted by board-certified radiologists on Maury Regional Health’s medical staff .

Non-Chemotherapy Infusion Services

The Maury Regional Cancer Center also provides outpatient infusion services for a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Proactive prevention of hospital admission and emergency visits by providing fluids, electrolytes, antibiotics and blood products
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Anemia or iron deficiency
  • Gastrointestinal conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, cirrhosis and others
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obstetrics conditions, such as tubal pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rabies vaccine series post-ER visit
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Urology conditions, such as UTIs, hormone-induced erythrocytosis and hypercalcemia

Our outpatient infusion services are backed by our accredited laboratory facilities and are certified by The Joint Commission. 

Cancer-treatment infusions are provided by Tennessee Oncology on site at the Maury Regional Cancer Center.

Support & resources

The emotional and financial challenges that come with a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. Below is information about support groups and other resources available to patients.

Support Groups

The Cancer Support Group provides support to those who are diagnosed with cancer, as well as their friends and family, and offers an opportunity to discuss the challenges, frustrations, fears and feelings associated with cancer. For more information or to register for the support group, call 931.540.4166.

The Breast Cancer Support Group offers education, networking and support to those who have been newly diagnosed as well as longtime survivors. For more information, call 931.540.4166.

maury regional health care foundation

The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation provides assistance to cancer patients through the Cancer Fund, Women's Center Fund, Special Needs Fund and the Robert Otwell Cancer Center Endowment. For those who qualify, assistance is available for mammograms, camisoles, lymphedema compression garments, transportation expenses, wigs and headwear.

For those who need rest between treatments, the Foundation maintains The Retreat, a hospitality house that provides daytime accommodations for cancer patients. The home is located near the medical center on Trotwood Avenue and arrangements to stay may be coordinated by the nurse navigator at the Cancer Center or by calling 931.381.1111, extension 1103. For more information about the Foundation, click here.

additional resources

Additional resources are available from the National Cancer Institute at cancer.gov and the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.

vanderilt-ingram cancer center at maury regional spring hill

In addition to services available to cancer patients at the Maury Regional Cancer Center, Maury Regional Health partners with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to offer radiation therapy services at Maury Regional Spring Hill. This collaboration provides a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and registered nurses from both organizations who coordinate treatment planning to offer the best possible outcomes for patients.

quality measures

The Maury Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC). As an accredited program, the organization collects and reports CoC standardized quality of care measures, which are viewable on the Cancer Quality Measures page.