Freestanding Radiation Oncology Center Features State-of-the-Art Care for Patients in Lower Manhattan
NEW YORK (November 2, 2015) — NewYork-Presbyterian, with Weill Cornell Medicine, has officially opened the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center, a freestanding, state-of-the-art radiation oncology center located on 21 West Broadway in Manhattan. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center is the newest site providing cancer care available at the Stich Radiation Oncology Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is the only radiation oncology center in Lower Manhattan.
"Patients in Lower Manhattan will now have access to the exact same quality of care available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, without the need to miss work or skip other obligations to receive treatments," said Dr. Silvia Formenti, radiation oncologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. "This is a unique environment which blends top care with an enhanced patient experience, catering to the busy schedules of residents and workers downtown."
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center features the latest radiation therapies, allowing the care team to customize treatment to each individual patient's unique cancer and individual tumor. Targeted therapies focus treatment entirely on the patient's tumor, while state-of-the-art radiosurgery technology enables shortened treatment times.
As part of the Department of Radiation Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, patients at the Lower Manhattan Cancer Center will benefit from the ongoing clinical and translational research focused on a variety of treatment areas including precision medicine approaches to radiation oncology, combining radiotherapy with immunotherapy and other modifiers of the tumor environment to personalize care for each patient.
Radiation therapy at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Cancer Center occurs in a spa-like atmosphere to ease the anxieties of patients and promote optimal recovery. Complementary cancer therapies include on-site aroma and Reiki therapy, meditation, yoga and acupuncture.
NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation's most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.
NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine's Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital's ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.
NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.
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Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine — faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization — are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit weill.cornell.edu.