Expert Cancer Care in Central Massachusetts
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have cancer, you want access to the best care available. UMass Memorial Health is the largest provider of health care in Central New England and the Cancer Center supports cancer care provided at all of its sites. The Medical Center in Worcester, MA is the academic medical center within the health system and provides services that are closely integrated with our community hospitals, Marlborough Hospital, Harrington Hospital, and HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital.
The UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center is the leader in cancer treatment and diagnosis in Central New England. We treat every type of cancer, from the most common to the most complex. Our cancer center features patient-focused environments, multidisciplinary care including a full range of surgical subspecialists, state-of-the art equipment, clinical trials, and the most advanced treatments available.
Personalized Patient-Focused Cancer Care
The size and scale of our organization allows us to support the providers and clinicians who focus on your type of cancer. We are committed to multidisciplinary care and we bring these cancer specialists together to discuss each patient’s diagnosis to develop a comprehensive and customized treatment plan. In many cases, you’ll only need a single appointment to meet with our team members one-on-one. We’ll answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and attend to your physical and emotional needs. We encourage the involvement of your loved ones throughout the care process to complement the support we provide.
Our nurses, therapists, and pharmacists are specially trained to care for cancer patients and their families. In most areas, you will have access to a cancer nurse navigator who will guide you through your cancer care journey. We also offer social work, genetic counseling and screening, nutrition consults, and other support programs.
Access to the Latest Research and Clinical Trials
The UMass Memorial Medical Center is an academic medical center that partners closely with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. The Medical School is the commonwealth’s first and only public academic health sciences center and home to three graduate schools. The Medical School’s mission is to advance the health and wellness of our diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and across the world by leading and innovating in education, research, health care delivery, and public service.
The UMass Cancer Center oversees and facilitates all cancer research across our health system. The UMass Cancer Center is a powerhouse in cancer research with scientists and clinical researchers who have been recruited from around the world and are leaders in their field. Every day they are working to advance our understanding of cancer initiation, progression, treatment, and prevention through groundbreaking basic, translational, clinical and population research.
Our collaborations facilitate the development of new cancer research discoveries into translational research and clinical trials, bringing the new treatments to patients in our community and contributing to clinical advances in care.
The UMass Memorial Medical Center is also proud to be a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Membership in the collaborative provides opportunities for UMass Memorial physicians and nurses in adult medical oncology to partner with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute staff and share best practices.
Cancer Care in Your Community
If you’re dealing with the physical and emotional effects of cancer, you shouldn’t have to think about taking a long car ride to get excellent care. Cancer experts provide family-centered care at state-of-the art facilities at the following UMass Memorial Health hospitals: