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The Cancer Institute at
NYU Langone Medical Center
Discovering, Treating, Training
tThe Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center is on the frontline in the fight against cancer in its many forms.
Here, some of the world’s top scientists
collaborate with leading cancer physicians and nurses in the quest for better
treatments, lifesaving drugs, and outstanding patient care for adults and children.
Indeed, the Cancer Institute offers patients
the best of both worlds—the most
advanced care available in comfortable
surroundings and the benefits of a major
medical center in America’s largest city.
“Being part of NYU allows us to collaborate with a wide range of professionals, from the chemist who helps us
develop a new drug to the dental school
that screens for oral cancer to the social
anthropologist who helps us improve
patient access and the quality of care,”
says William L. Carroll, M.D., Director of
the Cancer Institute.
in the nation — U.S.News & World Report
for Nursing Excellence
With approximately 40 percent of
New Yorkers having come from other
parts of the world, the city is a vast urban
laboratory in which NYU researchers
study genetic and environmental causes
of cancer within different cultures. For
example, African Americans on average
present to the oncologist in later stages
of cancer, compared to other ethnic or
racial groups. The Cancer Institute is
seeking to understand if that is because
of economic, educational, sociocultural,
environmental or other factors.
“As we learn the reasons why certain
people are more vulnerable to cancer,
better drugs and therapies can be
developed to improve outcomes,”
Dr. Carroll says.
No matter the type of cancer, the
Cancer Institute is applying the latest
advances to patients who are looking
for answers. To that end, a state-of-the-art bone marrow stem cell transplant
facility is under development at NYU. It
will offer new hope for individuals with
blood-based cancers such as leukemia,
beginning in 2010.
“Whether you’re a scientist working
with cells in a petri dish or a nurse on a
unit, we’re focused on one thing, and
that is improving the outcome of patients
with cancer and preventing this dreaded
disease,” Dr. Carroll says. “Seeing the
wonderful spectrum of professionals
working toward that common goal is an
Our multidisciplinary teams provide
access to the latest research, treatment
options, technology and clinical trials.
We design surgical, radiation, chemotherapeutic, biologic and/or investigational
therapies. We offer many preventive,
screening and diagnostic programs;
individual and group support; and mental
health, nutrition and genetic counseling.
Our affiliation with Bellevue Hospital
Center affords clinically distinctive opportunities to learn and care for patients
with cancer. Additional affiliates and
partners include the Manhattan Veterans
Affairs Medical Center and Woodhull
Medical and Mental Health Center.
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