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About Us

Ask a cancer survivor. Having highly advanced care close to home means more support, access to a full range of care options, and a better quality of life during one of life’s most challenging times. Stony Brook Cancer Center delivers this expertise in your own backyard.

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.

Your Care 
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

Medical Education
Stony Brook University School of Medicine trains the next generation of cancer physicians, bringing the most-up-to-date techniques and practices from the classroom to the bedside. The Medical School attracts the best and the brightest doctors, many of whom remain in the area to serve our community.

For more information, call (631) SB-CANCER (722-2623).