Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center Joins Forces With Stamford Health Bennett Cancer Center
The best working with the best. Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center is proud of its deepening relationship with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, ranked #1 in New England for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.* This comprehensive, ongoing collaboration ensures that our patients will receive world-class, clinical expertise in a convenient, intimate, and personable setting. This means that for every aspect of your care, our local physicians will be working together with Dana-Farber physicians, providing multiple opinions right from the start, learning from the most recent clinical trials, and offering the most advanced evidence-based best practices and standards in cancer treatment and research.
This unique and powerful collaboration allows our patients to get the cancer care they deserve in a familiar, family-friendly environment from a consistent, personalized team of clinicians, nurses, and staff that other, larger institutions are not capable of providing on a visit-to-visit basis.
*Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center is #1 for cancer care in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2023-2024.
What Stamford Health’s Partnership With Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center Means For You
Our expanded relationship includes a mutual commitment to offering the very best in cancer care in a healing environment, closer to home. As a patient, you can expect the following:
Access to more resources
New and expanded high-risk and screening programs for lung, colorectal, and breast care, facilitated by Bennett Cancer Center clinicians.
second opinions & consultations
Gain knowledge through a second opinion from Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center physicians, facilitated by Stamford Health staff.
Expanded treatment options
Enhanced medical and radiation oncology care guided by Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center clinical care protocols.
Additional clinical trials
Gain access to new clinical research trials specific to your disease.
Does this mean I’ll need to be sent to Boston to receive additional treatment?No, you will not need to travel to Boston. But you will have access to world- renowned experts at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center through the collaborative cancer conferences that the BCC oncologists participate in with their colleagues in Boston.
Also, your oncologist may work with a physician at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center to obtain a second opinion virtually. However, if there are very promising studies or treatments only available there and not available locally, then we may recommend going to Boston. If this is the case, we will ensure you are seen in a timely manner.
How do I find out if I, personally, can benefit from this special collaborative?You can ask your oncologist about a second opinion. Because of the collaboration, we have much easier and faster access to the leaders in the field to ensure that we have considered all treatment options. Additionally, upon diagnosis, every patient will have a customized, personalized treatment plan prepared by both Stamford Health and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center physicians.
If I need cancer treatment, how do I directly benefit from this collaborative?
We understand that it can be confusing and time consuming to see different oncologists. The collaborative allows our experts to present cases to the experts at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center either at the collaborative cancer case conferences or through direct communication with individual physicians, without any additional inconvenience to our patients. The experts will collaborate to recommend one treatment plan, which can help you feel more confident in the care you will receive, giving you peace of mind.