“The future of oncology is multidisciplinary care, and we’re looking towards the future in developing this cancer center. Multidisciplinary care raises the level of care across the board. It means patients can see different specialists in one place, in one day. And it means doctors can continuously collaborate and learn from one another.”
Pamela Kunz, MD
“A key benefit of the new center is providing patients in Greenwich direct access to clinical trials. Clinical trials add another tool to the toolkit for metastatic disease, and we want to add as many tools to the toolkit as possible. Clinical trials also provide a lot of hope.”
Justin Blasberg, MD
“Fairfield County is a populous area with a high prevalence of lung cancer. To achieve the best results, lung cancer should be treated in the context of the expertise of a cancer center. Today, we have the ability to bring that expertise to patients locally in Greenwich. To fulfill that mission, we need multi-disciplinary expertise and state of the art infrastructure to treat patients -- including thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pulmonary medicine and a primary care base that work together to deliver care at the highest level.”
Dr. Daniel Petrylak
“We’re living through a time where there’s an explosion of new treatments for cancer care. It’s an extremely exciting time. But what it means is that now more than ever, it’s so important to be around a center that has the newest treatments available.
To offer those cutting-edge treatments you need special facilities for the sophisticated imaging that can detect cancer earlier. You need to put in place a team, because cancer is now not just an oncologist, but it’s a team approach of surgeons, radiation oncologists, palliative care and more. You need to be able to bring them all together in one place. We need a facility that can handle that.
My wife and I live in Greenwich, we’ve been here for 10 years and we love the community here. At Greenwich Hospital, we want to do the best for our community, and the new building is so crucial to our efforts. It’s so critical to delivering care to people here. What better way to help out the community and your neighbors than this?”
Alyssa Gillego, MD
“Connecticut has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the country. The Smilow Cancer Center Greenwich Hospital facility will allow us to provide more advanced cancer treatments, the latest therapies, and improved technology for our cancer patients.”