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Staten Island University Hospital, Sanford R. Nalitt Institute for Cancer & Blood-Related Diseases
475 Seaview Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 226-6400
Type: Hospital-based

Delegate Representative:

Mrs. Laura Longo


Staten Island University Hospital is a nonprofit tertiary facility serving Staten Island, New Jersey, and the New York metropolitan area. The Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases has celebrated its 20th year as the hospital's comprehensive ambulatory oncology facility. Housed within the Nalitt Institute is a 21-station outpatient chemotherapy treatment area and an outpatient oncology/hematology physician practice. A free standing hematology/oncology fellowship program was established in 2005. Supporting the treatment area and physician practice is an on-site laboratory, pharmacy, nutritionist, social workers, and financial assistants. The Nalitt Institute also provides professional as well as patient education programs, screenings, and contains the oncology research division for the hospital offering numerous clinical trials. The program is accredited by the ACoS and has full diagnostic and therapeutic services located at the same campus which includes a breast imaging center and a breast nurse navigator to assist patients. Other services include stereotactic radiosurgery, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, and complementary medicine. A palliative care program has been established to complement the hospital's University Hospice.

Facility and Services:

New Cancer Patients per Year: 1314
Conducts Clinic Research: Yes
Clinical Research: Cooperative Group Outreach Program (CGOP), CTSU (Cancer Trials Support Unit)
Other Affiliations
and Co-op Group Memberships:
CALGB, NSABP, University Related
Certifications: ACoS-approved Program
Medical Oncology: Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit/Infusion Unit or Center, Transplant Services
Treatment Chairs: 20
Treatment Beds: 1
Radiation Oncology Offered: Onsite
CT Simulators: 1
Linear Accelerators: 2
Radiation Oncology: 3D/Conformal Radiation Therapy, Multileaf Collimator, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy(IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery, PET/CT, HDR Brachytherapy, Prostate Seed Implant, Radioisotope Treatment (i.e. Zevalin, Strontium, Bexxar)
Breast Care Center: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast MRI/Bx
Available Program Staff: Cancer program medical director, Medical oncologist, Surgeon (oncology-specific), Radiation oncologist, Radiation therapist, GYN oncologist, Pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Cancer patient navigator, Oncology fellow, Oncology Certified nurse, Social worker, Cancer program administrator, Data manager, Cancer registrar, Oncology Pharmacist, Medical Physicist, Dosimetrist, Phlebotomist/Lab staff onsite
Support Services: Resource library for patients, Hospice program, Palliative care program, Genetic risk assessment/counseling, Lymphedema program, Nutrition counseling, Dedicated oncology dietitian, Oncology exercise/rehabilitation program, Counseling services, Integrated care (e.g. yoga, massage therapist, acupuncture), Pastoral care, Pain management services, Support services such as ACS Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, I Can Cope, etc
Additional Support Services: Man to Man

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