Oncology Center - Staten Island, NY

Oncology Center Services For Staten Island, NY

Richmond University Medical Center offers one the best oncology centers with expertise in radiation therapy, and advanced diagnostics in Staten Island and beyond.

Premier Cancer Care in Staten Island

Since 1937 Richmond University Medical Center’s Cancer Program has held the approval of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, one of the most prestigious national accreditations in the field of cancer. At RUMC, we specialize in providing a comprehensive array of oncology-related services, treating a wide variety of cancer conditions. Our Cancer Services Team includes experienced nurse professionals who are certified in dealing with the special needs of cancer patients. This interdisciplinary team includes tumor registrar, pharmacists, therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and technologists. Our network provides state-of-the-art services as well as a strong healing environment. Together, these attributes give our patients expert care and attention, allowing them the least amount of stress possible in their healing process.

Medical Oncologists

Our physicians are key in providing the latest care in a healing environment. We are proud to include the following physicians on staff at Richmond University Medical Center:

  • Thomas J. Forlenza, M.D., Director of Oncology
  • Mahmoud H. Aly, M.D., Chief of Hematology/Oncology
  • Eli Serur, M.D., Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Richard Steinbruck, M.D., Cancer Liaison Physician
  • Fanny Kasher, M.D., Breast Clinic Surgeon
  • Joan Graziano, M.D.,
  • Marc T. Adams, M.D., Director of Radiation Oncology
  • Hoon Lee, M.D., Radiation Oncology
  • William Cook, M.D.
Oncology Attendings:
  • Seetha Murukutla, M.D.
  • Shamim Salmon, M.D.
  • Anibal Ribiero, M.D.

Additionally, oncology specialists are available to meet the needs of our patients. These services include gynecology, pain management, pediatrics, radiation, and surgery.

The Ambulatory Oncology Unit offers a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and skilled, caring professionals for patients to receive a wide range of therapies.

Pediatric Oncology

We have dedicated staff focusing on Pediatric Oncology, treating childhood cancers. If your child has had a cancer diagnosis, let our doctors treat and manage your loved ones back to health.

  • Joan Graziano, M.D.
  • Yumi Kim, M.D
  • Mario Peichev, M.D

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to damage the DNA of tumors and killing cancer cells. At RUMC, we use the state-of-the-art process called TomoTherapy. By combining the 3D scanning technology and intensity modulated radiation therapy, the direction and intensity of the radiation beam can be adjusted in real time allowing an accurate radiation while minimizing side effects.

Advanced Diagnosis Services

Our services include:

  • Full range of laboratory services
  • Imaging services
  • CAT scan
  • Mammography
  • MRI *
  • MR angiography and spectroscopy *
  • PET scan *

*conveniently located adjacent to the hospital.

Family Care & Support Program

We offer educational and spiritual support that you and your family members might need to cope with this process. Our resources include:

  • Counseling, education, and support
  • Discharge planning, home care, and hospice referrals
  • Pastoral care
  • Community agency referrals

For more information about cancer treatments, please contact our Nurse Navigator at 718-818-1024.