More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year.
The good news is that with early, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, breast cancer survivors live improved, productive lives.
The Brown Cancer Center provides the highest level of clinical cancer care in the region, access to the latest cancer research, and the benefits of a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach.
This team-focused approach ensures that the clinical plan for each patient is customized, comprehensive, and coordinated. The multidisciplinary team of physicians specializing in breast oncology includes a breast radiologist, pathologist, medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist.
Additional support comes from a nurse coordinator, pharmacist, dietician, social worker, behavioral oncologist, specially trained oncology nurses, and other appropriate specialists.
A team conference is scheduled to discuss each patient’s diagnosis, treatment plan and progress. This approach ensures that patients receive the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
In addition, our specially trained oncology nurses care for patients before, during, and after treatment; help manage clinical trials; and educate patients about what to expect when they go home from the hospital. They also communicate with family members to address their needs and concerns.