Emily De Vito
Created: August 11, 2020 12:10 PM
SCHENECTADY – Ellis Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center out of Buffalo announced a new partnership Tuesday.
Ellis is creating a medical oncology/chemotherapy/infusion center at the hospital in Schenectady. The center will be a member site of the Roswell Park Care Network.
“One of the key missions of Roswell is to elevate cancer care for as many patients as we could touch, so we started to build our Roswell Park Care Network,” explained Dr. Thomas Schwaab with Roswell.
Schwaab said expanding care is what leads to groundbreaking discoveries.
“We bring to the table clinical trials, research and what's very important to us as oncology doctors is very tight orchestration, collaboration and the different specialties that fit together,” explained Schwaab.
It was also about brining comfort to more cancer patients, so they do not have to travel as far to get innovative treatment.
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy says the center is a great addition to a city they are working so hard to revitalize.
“Health care is a key component in that and when businesses and families, other entities look to choose a community where they're going to live and work health care is a factor,” said McCarthy.
When completed, the new medical oncology/chemotherapy/infusion services will occupy a 6,000-square-foot cancer center at Ellis Hospital. It will contain a 12-chair infusion bay and six exam rooms. They will start seeing patients in summer of 2021.
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