NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has opened its new Irving Radiation Oncology Center, part of the medical center’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The 12,500-square-foot facility provides precision radiation therapies and advanced diagnostic imaging for children and adults with cancer.
New Imaging Technology
The center’s new imaging technology offers cancer treatments that more precisely target tumors and spare healthy cells from unnecessary radiation exposure. “This new technology offers greater customization and allows for a dramatically reduced treatment course, from weeks to days,” says K.S. Clifford Chao, MD, Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Serene Environment for Patients
The Irving Radiation Oncology Center is an extension of the hospital’s existing radiation oncology space, which has also been renovated, and is housed on the lower level of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The center was designed to be open and filled with natural light. A large skylight provides sunlight to the reception and waiting area to create a serene environment for all visitors.
“NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is immensely grateful to Herbert and Florence Irving for their commitment of more than 30 years to cancer research and patient care and for their latest gift to support this state-of-the-art radiation oncology center,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
“Their generosity has transformed cancer care at our medical center and has touched the lives of countless patients. The Irving Radiation Oncology Center will continue this tradition, delivering outstanding, compassionate care in a modern, welcoming, and patient-centered environment.” ■