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At NYP, It's Personal

NEW YORK (Sep 1, 2013)

NewYork-Presbyterian is home to two of the nation's leading cancer centers – the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and the Weill Cornell Cancer Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

As a leader in cancer care, NewYork-Presbyterian treats over 7,000 adult and pediatric patients newly diagnosed with cancer each year. As a leader in cancer research, our physician-scientists and researchers lead more than 500 clinical trials involving thousands of patients. And, the results of this research frequently moves from "bench to bedside" to become tomorrow's standard therapies.

In both cases, our physicians use a multidisciplinary approach to care. This brings together clinicians from different departments and ensures that patients are receiving care for their whole body and mind, not just the part with cancer.

Our adult and pediatric patients have access to the latest anti-cancer drugs, novel and targeted therapies, and emerging minimally invasive surgical procedures. In addition, our comprehensive support programs address the emotional and physical challenges faced by cancer patients.

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Cancer Events

  • View upcoming cancer events such as walks, screenings, and lectures on NYP's events calendar

Cancer Videos

  • Learn about cancer and current treatments from our physician-scientists.
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In these videos, Sharyn N. Lewin, M.D., discusses gynecological cancers, cancer and fertility, and, specifically, ovarian cancer and screening for it.

Azra Raza, M.D., the Director of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, discusses how Myelodysplastic Syndromes are treated.

Doctors from the Department of Radiation Oncology describe how targeted doses of radiation are being used to treat cancer and minimize the impact to surrounding healthy tissue.

Pediatric cancer patients and their parents talk about being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian. Also, in one video, pediatric oncologists talk about their work.

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Awareness Months

February

February is Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. For information on our many awareness and prevention programs, and to read our Cancer Prevention Newsletter please visit our Cancer Prevention website.

September

September is Cancer Awareness Month for Gynecological Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate Cancer, and Thyroid Cancer. Learn about the diseases.

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