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Opened in 2009, Smilow Cancer Hospital treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut and is the only comprehensive cancer facility in the Northeast – bringing together both inpatient and outpatient care in one hospital. Within the state-of-the-art 14-story facility, the brightest minds in clinical research and patient care are developing new methods to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

About Smilow Cancer Hospital

Smilow Cancer Hospital’s revolutionary design is based on research which links architecture and environment as an essential partner in the healing process along with advanced medicine and care. Every facet of the hospital was designed with the patient experience in mind: natural lighting, soaring atriums, improved ventilation and single-patient rooms.  Plus numerous open spaces, soft colors, a curated artwork program, a rooftop healing garden and the most caring, compassionate and professional staff in medicine today.

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About Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center combines a tradition of innovative cancer treatment and quality care for our patients. A National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center for over 40 years, Yale Cancer Center is one of only 51 Centers in the nation and the only comprehensive center in Connecticut. Comprehensive cancer centers play a vital role in the advancement of the NCI’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer through scientific research, cancer prevention, and innovative cancer treatment.

The physicians, nurses, scientists, and staff at Yale Cancer Center are leaders in cancer research and care.  Cancer treatment for patients is available at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven through multidisciplinary teams who work together to make sure that every aspect of a patient’s treatment plan is well managed.

Yale Cancer Center is a collaboration between nationally and internationally renowned scientists and physicians at Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. This partnership enables the Center to provide the best approaches for prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer.

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