The diagnosis and treatment of cancer requires a team of physicians from a variety of specialties. Through expert oncologists and state-of-the-art technology at Smilow Cancer Hospital, each patient receives a personalized treatment plan based on his or her individual cancer diagnosis.
Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Medicine have 13 multidisciplinary cancer programs dedicated to caring for each patient’s unique diagnosis. Specialists from each program meet to discuss every patient's care, related diagnostic findings, and treatment strategies, resulting in the development of a comprehensive treatment plan for every patient that can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, a combination of treatments, or conservative monitoring.
In addition to skilled physicians, our team consists of highly trained nurses, patient care coordinators, research nurses, dieticians, social workers, physical therapists, clergy and a host of support staff.