Why Choose Us
Comprehensive care with the latest treatments
Cancers of the blood and blood-forming organs are complex diseases and are best treated by doctors with specialized training to increase the chance of a successful outcome. At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Cancer Center, our blood cancer specialists are very experienced caring for patients with hematologic cancers of all types and stages. They customize your care to the features of your disease, ensuring you get the most effective treatment available.
We treat all types of blood cancers and disorders, including acute and chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, myeloproliferative disorders, and bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Our cancer program is well integrated into the Brooklyn community. We treat patients from a wide variety of cultures and all walks of life. Our cancer care team members get to know our patients and their families and tailor treatment to their needs and preferences. You’ll find a level of warm, personal care here that is hard to match.
As an academic medical center, we participate in clinical trials for blood cancers of all types. These studies offer you access to investigational therapies that show promise for fighting your cancer. Our doctors also collaborate with laboratory scientists who are scrutinizing the intricacies of blood cancer development and applying their findings to create better therapies. Your doctor will let you know if you may be able to receive a promising new therapy through a clinical trial.
Your treatment team
Your care team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematopathologists, radiologists, pain management specialists, oncology nurses, psychosocial support specialists, and other professionals with extraordinary experience and compassion caring for people with blood cancers. We are part of Weill Cornell Medicine’s oncology team and participate in regular Tumor Boards, discussing each case and combining our expertise to assemble the most effective treatment plan for each patient.
Your team ensures that you and your caregivers understand your options, so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for your disease. Your doctor is also very accessible throughout your care and stands ready to answer any questions you may have.
Our Approach to Care
Support for people with blood cancers
We understand that a diagnosis of cancer can be challenging for you as well as your loved ones. We offer a full range of psychosocial, nutritional, and other support services for people with blood cancers — including support groups for people with specific blood cancers, led by our social workers. Your team includes doctors who are board-certified in palliative care as well, ensuring that your quality of life is the best it can be from the moment of diagnosis and throughout your treatment.