“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 38
“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 55.6/100
Environmental and molecular carcinogenesis, biomarkers, and clinical trials.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the NYU Cancer Institute is known for seamless integration between patient care, research, education and community outreach. Its scientists and other researchers devote vast energies to acquiring deeper laboratory understanding of how cancer develops and then turn that new knowledge into better clinical therapies. With regard to treatment, the center takes a team approach that focuses on treating the patient, not the disease. Available are state-of-the-art cancer therapies and a full continuum of personalized care — everything from prevention to post-discharge support. Psychosocial and integrative medicine services help patients and families manage the emotional and physical symptoms that may arise during cancer treatment. Research programs include DNA adducts/damage/repair, chemoprevention, early detection, epidemiology, and cell signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis. NYU Cancer Institute offers many opportunities to participate in novel clinical trials.