The New Upstate Cancer Center

The New Upstate Cancer Center

For your convenience during the construction of Upstate's new Cancer Center, we offer ambassadors services to guide you to your appointment as well as provide wheelchair transportation, to and from the second floor of Upstate's attached garage.

Upstate Breast Cancer Program

Breast Cancer Program

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Regional Oncology Center
(adjacent to University Hospital)
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-PINK (7465)
Map & directions

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians consists of breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists with support from oncology nurses and social services staff.

About the Program

Our program is for patients seeking treatment for breast cancer. Patients may be newly diagnosed, seeking second opinions, facing recurrences of cancer or requiring the level of expertise provided by University Hospital's cancer specialists.

We Offer

  • Consultation
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Prevention and education

Our Physicians

Our physicians have both academic and clinical appointments at Upstate Medical University and its teaching hospital, University Hospital. Many of them are also involved in research projects. Consequently, their level of knowledge and skill in their particular specialty is unlikely to be found in most other health care settings.

Program Benefits

The multidisciplinary approach to the management of breast cancer has significant benefits for our patients. These include a clear presentation of treatment options for the patient to consider, without the need to meet individually with several different specialists; and generally a shorter time between diagnosis and the initiation of treatment.

The program provides patients with evaluations by a breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist in a single visit. All medical records, breast imaging, and breast pathology results are reviewed and discussed by the physicians and treatment plans customized for each patient.

Treatment Options

Treatment may involve surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy, or a combination of these therapies. Beyond its physical effects, breast cancer often has a significant emotional and psychological impact on patients and their families. Part of the treatment plan may include referral to a oncology social worker, or psycho-oncology services.

Referrals can be made to a wide array of other support services available to our patients including reconstructive surgery consultation, lymphedema therapy, nutrition counseling and genetic counseling.