Our Approach

Our services are designed to meet each patient’s physical, emotional and psychological needs. Our physicians form a multispecialty team that discusses and agrees upon the best course of treatment for each individual patient.

Our care includes state-of-the-art expertise from laboratory medicine and hematopathology. Blood banking, phlebotomy and pheresis services are part of our excellent care for hematologic disorders. Our nurse specialists focusing on hematology/oncology patients are essential participants in the health care team.

Special services offered by our section include:

  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Diagnosis and management of difficult hematologic disorders
  • Outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy treatment
  • Molecular analysis of hematologic disorders

At our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers, Yale Cancer Center physicians are dedicated to providing patients affected by cancer and blood diseases with individualized, innovative, convenient and caring medical treatment close to home. Each regional office collaborates closely with the local medical staff, as well as diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. We bring the full expertise of our care teams and local access to many cancer-related clinical trials into your community.

Our expert hematopathology diagnostic team conducts in-depth pathologic, molecular and genetic analyses of lymph nodes and bone marrow. We offer all diagnostic techniques including: bone marrow examination, bone imaging, M protein analysis, cytogenetics, immunophenotyping, and FISH and PCR analysis. Our diagnostic analysis also includes relevant genetic testing and the identification of markers of prognosis. Yale Cancer Center maintains a tissue bank used for novel research studies in cancer treatment and prevention.

The overall aim of treatment is to bring about a complete remission. Our treatment approaches for blood cancers may include chemotherapy, radiation oncology, stem cell or marrow transplantation, or immunotherapy. For maximum effectiveness, we provide each patient with an individual treatment plan that includes standard care and/or clinical trials.