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Our Approach

Our Approach

An evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to your cancer care

Cancer is a diagnosis no one hopes to face, but you never have to go it alone. When you come here for cancer treatment, you'll be getting the best care from our clinicians who come from some of the most regarded institutions in the country. You can count on us to do everything we can to balance your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

We hold ourselves up to the highest standards when we treat your cancer. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has accredited us as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program. We're proud to be a member of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative, providing our staff and patients access to the latest and most effective, evidence-based best oncology practices and standards in cancer treatment and research.

Cancer Support Services

Support Services

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, we'll connect you with a Nurse Navigator for a familiar, friendly face and guidance every step of the way. Your Nurse Navigator will identify any barriers to timely care so you don't have to and will connect you with educational resources. She'll facilitate communication with your healthcare providers, streamline appointments, and coordinate access to any financial assistance and social services you need.

We'll also connect you with emotional support services and integrative medicine services during your journey.

Skilled surgical oncologists

You may need surgery as part of your cancer treatment plan. Our oncologists collaborate with our skilled surgeons to determine the best course of action for you. High-quality care and attention to detail are always the top priority. Our surgical oncologists also use minimally invasive cancer surgery options whenever possible which means less pain, less blood loss, and a quicker return home. Whatever the case may be, we provide accurate and timely answers and diagnosis, all with specialized care using the most advanced technology.

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Research & Clinical Trials

Research & Clinical Trials

Ground-breaking immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is An FDA-approved approach that uses the patient's immune system to attack cancer. Immunotherapy offers patients an alternative to more traditional treatments like chemotherapy. We've participated in clinical trials using immunotherapies and now use it as a standard treatment for our patients. We have multiple open trials available for melanoma, as well as lung and breast cancers, with new opportunities becoming available regularly. We have been amazed by some of our patient’s clinical responses to immunotherapy and look forward to treating more patients with this revolutionary treatment.

Cancer research and clinical trials

Clinical trials offer those with cancer a hope for today and a commitment to exploring innovative therapies for tomorrow. Stamford Health's Bennett Cancer Center's oncologists often research the latest clinical trials to provide a range of offerings for those undergoing initial cancer treatments, and for those whose cancer is recurring or advanced in stage. See the full list of clinical trials.

Safety & Quality

Safety & Quality

The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital combines the strength of state-of-the-art technology and advanced clinical knowledge with the care that treats each patient as a whole individual.

It is the only center in Connecticut to be accredited with commendation in 2016 by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

See all of our Safety & Quality Recognitions

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Patient Stories

  • Deb’s test revealed that she would not need chemo or radiation. We presented the case to colleagues at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).

    Read Deb's Story

  • Watch Joe's story to learn about his experience at the Bennett Cancer Center.

    Read Joe's Story

  • "My motto is to live, love, and laugh through all of this and to keep only the CAN in 'cancer'."

    Read Mary Lee's Story

View inspiring stories of hope from cancer survivors who were treated at the Bennett Cancer Center.

Committed to Excellence

The Bennett Cancer Center's membership in the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative will expand our expertise and help solidify our vision.

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Celebrating A Quarter Century

Thanks to the Bennett Family's leadership and foresight, the dream to open CT's first community cancer center was fulfilled a quarter century ago and continues today. 

Carl and Dorothy Bennett

  • Commission on Cancer

    The Bennett Cancer Center has a multidisciplinary approach to providing quality cancer care and continues to meet or exceed 32 standards of compliance related to clinical services, patient outcomes, program management, and data quality. Accredited as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program, the center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 2019, 2013 and in 2010.

  • QCP

    The Bennett Cancer Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. This recognition represents our ongoing commitment to responsible screenings for patients.

  • Stamford Hospital received a 2015 - 2018 Women’s Choice Award, recognizing it as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.

  • The Bennett Cancer Center received reaccreditation in 2017 by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). QCPQCP builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), providing a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

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