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We see—and fight—cancer differently
When you join forces with the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, you gain the most experienced cancer fighters in the state, diagnosing and treating more New Yorkers than anyone else.
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Meet our patients

Thanks to regular screening, doctors caught Maureen Devlin’s lung cancer at an early stage—and beat it with innovative thoracic surgery. 

With the help of our highly skilled specialists, Jennifer Murphy battled breast cancer while she was pregnant. Now she and baby Marlowe are thriving.

When 80-year-old Larry Fenster learned he had prostate cancer, his doctor recommended brachytherapy, or seed implants, instead of traditional radiation. Now, he’s cancer-free.

After being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Irv Pakula turned to our experts, who found a clinical trial that’s right for him.

We’re New York’s No. 1 cancer fighters

Cancer is a bully. And at Northwell Health—New York’s largest health system—we’re not afraid to stand up to it. That’s why we created the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, which seamlessly integrates our world-class hospitals, innovative treatments and leading cancer specialists of every kind. At the Cancer Institute, you’re at the center of a connected team of cancer care professionals, all driven by the same goal: to ensure you get the leading-edge treatment you need and guide you through the personalized care you deserve.

As New York’s most experienced cancer team, the Cancer Institute experts provide comprehensive, compassionate care and can treat even the most complex cases. We’re dedicated to cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, research and survivorship—and we work with our multidisciplinary colleagues throughout Northwell Health to treat any other existing medical conditions.

At the Cancer Institute, we’re raising the standard of health care to ensure you don’t just survive cancer—but thrive. It’s no wonder more New Yorkers choose us for cancer care than anyone else.*

*According to the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) Inpatient and ambulatory surgery data (2017)
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Richard Riyad Barakat, MD

Senior Vice President - Cancer Services,

Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

Wasif M. Saif, MD

Deputy Physician in Chief - Northwell Health Cancer Institute,

Specialties: Medical Oncology

Louis Potters, MD

Chairman - Radiation Medicine, Northwell Health,

Deputy Physician in Chief - Northwell Health Cancer Institute,

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Matthew John Weiss, MD

Deputy Physician in Chief - Northwell Health Cancer Institute,

Specialties: Surgery
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