NYU Langone Health has opened the doors to a new multispecialty outpatient facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This new location features the capabilities of the Perlmutter Cancer Center.
Previously, patients received radiation treatment at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn and chemotherapy and other infusion therapies at Perlmutter Cancer Center–Bay Ridge. This new facility allows patients to receive both treatments at one location—even on the same day—without traveling or scheduling multiple appointments.
Treatments and Services
Perlmutter Cancer Center–Sunset Park offers medical and radiation oncology treatment at a single location for many types of cancer. Highly trained and compassionate care teams perform radiation and infusion treatments using state-of-the-art technology.
The new center replaces the radiation oncology services previously located at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn with 22,000 square feet of new space and the latest technology. The center includes a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator and capacity for an additional machine, as well as a computed tomography simulator to allow for three-dimensional treatment planning. These devices offer precise targeting of tumors and minimize adverse effects to surrounding tissue and organs.
Perlmutter Cancer Center–Sunset Park
Radiation oncologists, along with physicists and therapists, provide external-beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy. The new center will also provide patients with access to the most modern radiotherapy available, including stereotactic treatment.
Furthermore, Perlmutter Cancer Center–Sunset Park provides additional services for patients, including private infusion bays for chemotherapy and other infusion treatments. In addition, patients receiving care at Perlmutter Cancer Center–Sunset Park can participate in a large portfolio of clinical trials conducted at NYU Langone’s main campus in Manhattan, giving those who qualify access to novel treatment options such as certain immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
Other services and amenities at the new center include blood transfusion, a pharmacy for preparing treatments on site, a laboratory, genetic counseling, nutrition, and social services.
Local Access to Integrated, Specialized Care
In addition to its Brooklyn-based physicians, several specialized cancer experts affiliated with Perlmutter Cancer Center will see patients in Sunset Park at the new facility.
For patients undergoing surgical procedures as part of their care, surgical oncologists at nearby NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offer both conventional and robotic surgical techniques, so in most cases, patients do not need to travel into Manhattan for their surgical procedures. Patients also have access to a wide array of other specialists and services at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn they may need during and after treatment.
Regardless of care location, patients remain connected to their entire care team via NYU Langone’s electronic health record system. This system offers physicians access to up-to-date medical records and test results, and patients can manage appointments, communicate with their doctors, and refill prescriptions through Epic’s patient portal. ■