Areas of Excellence

Breast Cancer

This Service has already been established and is the prototype for the centers to come. It provides multidisciplinary consultations in conjunction with a minimally invasive breast biopsy service. High-dose chemotherapy for locally advanced breast disease will be included.

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are among the most common, with approximately 3,500 new cases per year in Connecticut. The Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center already cares for a significant portion of these patients. This service expects to be the first comprehensive approach to GI malignancies in the Hartford region and is on its way to being the next program we launch.

Lymphomas, Myelomas & Leukemias

This Service will include a sophisticated diagnostic component and novel, aggressive approaches in the treatment of both Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, including multiple myeloma, and acute and chronic leukemias.

Female Reproductive Cancers

Integrated with the Breast Health Center and the Women's Health Center, this Service will provide a comprehensive approach to prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of various female malignant diseases - with a special sensitivity and array of services that respond to the unique, often-neglected, emotional and body-image needs of women.

Urologic Cancers

As with the majority of these organ-specific cancers, currently no comprehensive approach exists in our area to treat urologic cancers - even though they represent the most frequent malignancies. For example, approximately 3,000 new cases of prostate cancer are reported each year in Connecticut. Our plans include new treatment options for patients with prostate and renal cell carcinomas.