Yale Cancer Center (YCC) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center located in New Haven, Connecticut. YCC is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, and it is part of Yale University School of Medicine. The center conducts research in the basic and clinical sciences of cancer, provides advanced cancer care for patients, and offers a wide range of education and training programs for cancer researchers, healthcare professionals, and the community.
The Yale Cancer Center is organized into four research programs: Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Cancer Immunology, and Cancer Outcomes, Population Sciences, and Health Disparities. These programs work together to integrate basic science, translational research, and clinical care to better understand the biology of cancer and to develop new treatment options.
YCC provides a wide range of cancer services, including surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and diagnostic services, as well as support services such as counseling and nutrition services. Additionally, the center also has various multidisciplinary programs that bring together specialists from different fields to care for patients with specific types of cancer such as breast, lung, and blood cancer.
Yale Cancer Center also provides education and training opportunities for medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as professional development for healthcare professionals and community education for patients and families.