"I had originally planned to go into pulmonology, but in studying the lungs, I was increasingly fascinated with the possibilities for treating cancer," Dr. Ashamalla said.

Meet Hani Ashamalla, M.D, chairman of radiation oncology at New York Methodist Hospital.

Read more in Industry Magazine here.

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The Institute for Cancer Care

The Institute for Cancer Care

When the threat of serious illness strikes, people become concerned about finding the best possible care. The Institute for Cancer Care at New York Methodist Hospital brings together a group of specialists and medical services to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment so that patients may receive the ongoing care and services they need. At the same time, it provides patients and families the resources necessary to choose intelligently among diagnostic, treatment, and care options and to maintain lifestyles as close as possible to those that existed before the diagnosis.

The Institute's panel of physicians includes specialists in all areas of internal medicine. When necessary, pain management specialists, physicians and therapists specializing in rehabilitation, psychologists, and social workers may also be consulted. Whatever their specialty, all of the members of the Institute's multidisciplinary team are dedicated professionals who recognize that a person with cancer is still, first and foremost, a person, entitled to explanations, support, and counsel, along with the latest medical techniques and care.

Our team also includes a patient navigator who is dedicated to helping meet the practical needs of patients and caregivers by connecting them to resources, programs, and services of the American Cancer Society and our community partners. This navigator serves as a personal guide to patients and caregivers as they face the psychological, social, and financial challenges of dealing with cancer.

New York Methodist Hospital is one of the few hospitals in Brooklyn to be accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Hospital is also affiliated with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Sophisticated cancer research depends on statistics derived from thousands of individual cases. Yet, each of these cases represents a single human being with a unique set of physical and psychological reactions to the disease. The Institute for Cancer Care at New York Methodist Hospital provides a full spectrum of services, so that patients and their physicians have access to whatever specific care can best answer their medical and emotional needs.

Find a physician affiliated with this Institute or call 866.411.ONCO (866.411.6626). Download the Institute's brochure here.

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYM relating to this Institute, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Cancer Care Programs


Our highly trained medical team includes board-certified oncologists, registered nurses, licensed practical

Radiation Oncology

Accredited by the American College of Radiology, NYM's department of radiation oncology is a regional center

Cancer Surgery

NYM promotes a multifaceted approach to treating cancer such as combining surgery, radiation and chemotherapy

Breast Cancer Services

Breast Cancer Services at NYM offer women a variety of sophisticated screening, diagnostic, and treatment

Lung Cancer Services

At NYM, physicians from various clinical areas work as a team to evaluate your medical condition and recommend a

Cancer Prevention

To spread information about cancer prevention and early discovery, members of the NYM cancer education team

Other Cancer Care Services

Diagnosis and Second Opinions

Accurate diagnosis and staging, which determines how far cancer has spread, are critical to successful cancer treatment. MORE

Gynecologic Oncology

NYM's Oncology Center uses state-of-the-art services to treat cancers of the female reproductive system. MORE


Physicians affiliated with New York Methodist's Institute for Cancer Care are actively involved in clinical trials and several other avenues of research.  MORE

Risk Assessment

If you or a family member were previously diagnosed with cancer, you may worry that you or your family are at greater risk for developing the disease.  MORE


At NYM, we specialize in the most effective, least invasive combination of treatments to help our patients maintain function and maximize their quality of life.  MORE

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