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We don’t just help you survive cancer—we help you thrive

That’s why more people from Long Island, New York City and Westchester choose Northwell Health for cancer care than any other health system*—which means you have access to the most experienced cancer fighters in the state.

With top doctors in every specialty—from breast and lung to brain and prostate—Northwell has dedicated teams of experts who diagnose and treat your specific type of cancer, no matter what it is.

Armed with innovative treatments in radiation medicine, like TrueBeam and Gamma Knife—and as the nation’s first designated network of excellence in robotic surgery—we treat even the most complex cases.

Finding the cures of tomorrow—today

At Northwell Health Cancer Institute, we are also focused on the future of cancer care. By partnering with leaders in cancer research, such as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, we are accelerating advancements of new discoveries for cancer care, helping us bring world-class treatments directly to your community sooner. And through our residency and fellowship programs, we're actively involved in educating the next generation of oncologists to provide superior clinical care and develop new therapy and treatment advances.

*Based on an analysis of Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data from 2016.

Clinical trials

Pioneering cancer care

We continuously seek newer, better and more effective ways to treat cancer through our robust clinical trials.

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Richard Riyad Barakat, MD

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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