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Stony Brook Cancer Center

Oncologist at Stony Brook Medicine.

As part of Suffolk County’s only academic medical institution, the Cancer Center’s mission focuses on three core areas — research, clinical care and education — all of which lead to improved care for the community.

The Cancer Center takes a team approach to cancer care. A health professional from every specialty is represented on each team. This typically involves a surgeon and several doctors, along with a nurse and social worker. All bring their expertise and are involved in every stage of your care, for optimal treatment and recovery. You and your family members collaborate with the healthcare members to find the best solution during your care.

Research is about finding answers: What is the genetic mechanism that triggers cancer? Will changing a medicine’s dosage result in fewer side effects? Can certain compounds form the basis of new cancer medicines? These and hundreds of other questions are being studied in Stony Brook’s laboratories every day. Through the efforts of our gifted physician-scientists, not only are we developing a better understanding of cancer, but we are making significant contributions to the field in developing new approaches to diagnosing and treating the disease.

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See also: Academia Stony Brook Medicine - Medical school at Stony Brook University.

People at Stony Brook Cancer Center


Director of Stony Brook Cancer Center.