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About the Cancer Center

Leading Cancer Research and Treatment for the Hudson Valley

Each year, more and more people are winning their fight against cancer. But still, this year more than 1.2 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, and 500,000 people are expected to die.

That is why researchers and physicians at the Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center continue to work tirelessly to develop groundbreaking preventive and therapeutic strategies that have and will save so many lives in this country and throughout the world.

One of six specialty Centers of Excellence at Westchester Medical Center, the Cancer Center brings together some of the finest researchers, physicians, surgeons, scientists and technicians with today's state-of-the-art technologies.

From the establishment of the region's first full-service Radiation Medicine program almost 20 years ago to the oldest and most active bone marrow transplant program in the region, the Cancer Center today offers the latest and most comprehensive services available anywhere.

As Westchester Medical Center and the Cancer Center face the future, we stand committed to our role as a healthcare and scientific resource for our region and the world.

As part of Westchester Medical Center's affiliation with New York Medical College, the Cancer Center collaborates with key national study groups and ranking universities in dozens of cutting-edge research projects - accelerating promising new treatments from the laboratory to patient care. In fact, patients at the Cancer Center are able to participate in, and benefit from, scientific advances in oncologic medicine and technology long before they are widely available.

Building on a long tradition of providing outstanding cancer care and management, the Cancer Center continues to break ground in therapeutic anticancer approaches, including matched unrelated marrow and cord blood transplantation, stereotactic radio surgery, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, hyperthermia and cryosurgical applications.

The Cancer Center is home to one of the most active bone marrow transplant programs in the nation, as well as one of a handful of programs in New York State approved by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as an unrelated Bone Marrow Transplant and Collection Center. Each year more than 20,000 radiation therapy procedures are performed at the Cancer Center to help patients battle their cancers.

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