The Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital exemplifies the future of cancer care in our community.
It takes a coordinated relationship between community hospitals and academic medical centers to create a cancer center where the right approach to care and treatment is delivered to the right patient, at the right time, in the right place. This is where cancer care is headed and why the Mass General Cancer Center is important to the people of western Massachusetts.
While most cancer care can be provided in a community hospital setting like Cooley Dickinson Hospital, there are some types of cancer that require sub-specialized expertise. In this case, physicians at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital coordinate care with their colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston.
There are several ways clinicians and staff at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital can help connect you with care provided at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston:
- Referrals for second opinions
- Access to clinical trials
- Medical review of treatment plans
- Pre-procedure testing prior to some procedures performed at Mass General
For more information, speak with your medical oncologist. Learn more about Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital physicians.
“Our connection with the Mass General Cancer Center brings extensive resources to help us give patients optimal care in a community setting.”
– Barrett Newsome, DO, Medical Oncologist, Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
The Mass General Cancer Center
Cooley Dickinson’s direct access to specialists and subspecialists at the Mass General Cancer Center keeps us abreast of the rapidly evolving state of the latest cancer treatment, new research, and ongoing clinical trials for new drugs, surgeries and other cancer therapies. Cooley Dickinson’s medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, who are Mass General Cancer Center physicians, also participate in Mass General Cancer Center’s weekly Grand Rounds, presentations on the most recent research and discoveries by Mass General Cancer Center and other world-renowned clinicians and researchers.
An integral part of one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, the Mass General Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Mass General Cancer Center as one of the top cancer centers in the country. Its nurses were the first in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of the hospital’s exceptional nursing care.
Known for providing customized, innovative treatments and compassionate care to both adults and children, the Mass General Cancer Center comprises more than 37 treatment programs within 29 fully integrated, multidisciplinary disease centers and a vast array of support and educational services. Its network of affiliates extends throughout New England and the southeastern U.S.
Mass General’s commitment to eradicating cancer is fueled by scientific investigation conducted as part of one of the largest hospital-based research programs in the nation. Through a powerful synergy between laboratory scientists and bedside physicians, the Mass General Cancer Center fosters innovation in all phases of cancer research. Physician investigators conduct nearly 400 clinical trials annually.
The Mass General Cancer Center is proud to be a founding member of a Harvard Medical School consortium designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. This prestigious seven-member center forms the largest cancer research collaboration in the country. The promising new treatments developed through this partnership are revolutionizing the future of cancer medicine.
Learn more about the Mass General Cancer Center.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It triggers a universe of emotions for those diagnosed and their loved ones, and can add layers of complexity to already complicated lives.
If you are a Pioneer Valley resident facing a cancer diagnosis – or know someone who is – you have access to the same level of care in Northampton at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as you would in Boston at the Mass General Cancer Center.Learn More
Your Care Team
The Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides highly coordinated care among the doctors at Cooley Dickinson, the specialists at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston, and your own physician - so you can count on getting the care you need, where you need it.
Most often, that care happens right in your community where you live and work. Our staff coordinates so all members of your care team are available in one location, and can easily collaborate with specialists at the Mass General Cancer Center.Learn More