The Cancer Liaison Physician serves as a link between the Hospital and the community, between the national standards organizations and the Hospital, and between the Cancer Committee and the various departments at Stony Brook Medicine. For example, the liaison collaborates with the Cancer Committee to meet and exceed cancer program standards and improve clinical practice.
In particular, the liaison works with the multispecialty cancer teams to develop best practices, evaluate compliance with adopted guidelines, expand participation in clinical trials, and improve quality of care. The liaison also works with local agencies and the American Cancer Society on community outreach and education as well as participates in peer group meetings to provide direction according to criteria established by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. For more information, call (631) 638-1000.