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Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital Center for Cancer Care

At the Forefront of Cancer Care

The medical oncologists at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists and hematologists to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for patients with various forms of cancer and blood diseases. They ensure that treatment plans are tailored to the specific physical, psychological and emotional needs of patients and their families.

Personalized Care. Elite Medical Oncologist Staff. Advanced Technology

As leading experts on emerging chemotherapy and immunotherapy agents, as well as hormonal and biological therapies, our medical oncologists offer patients the safest, most effective treatments available, including access to the latest clinical trials.

As oncology investigators, medical oncologists participate in pioneering studies, ranging from fundamental cellular investigations to the latest translational and clinical research.

Conditions We Treat

Within our Medical Oncology services, a team of specialists work collaboratively to treat a wide range of cancers, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal/gastrointestinal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver and bile duct cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplasias
  • Myeloproliferative disorders including polycythemia
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sarcomas of bone and soft tissues
  • Stomach cancer

Medical Oncology Treatments

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Medical Oncologists have wide-ranging experience with the latest cancer therapies, including:

  • The newest forms of chemotherapy
  • Targeted agents, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies and epigenetic agents
  • Anti-angiogenesis agents
  • Radiation sensitizing treatments
  • Medications such as anti-nausea agents and blood cell growth factors to minimize the uncomfortable effects of cancer and its treatment
  • In addition to designing and implementing highly personalized treatment plans, the medical oncology team actively participates in nationwide clinical research trials of the latest treatment regimens.

Chemotherapeutic agents and regimens are selected based upon the individual’s specific diagnosis, disease stage, age and lifestyle. In addition to chemotherapy, transfusion services and apheresis treatments are provided. Some patients may also benefit from the hospital’s Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program, which involves the collection of stem cells prior to the administration of extremely high doses of chemotherapy.