About the Cancer Institute
The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute provides quality patient care that is close to home. Nationally recognized for outstanding cancer care, we give patients access to leading-edge treatment options and clinical trials. Our patients benefit from an expertise that is unmatched in the region because we have the largest number of physicians in Maine who specialize in cancer care.
It’s What We Do
We care for more people diagnosed with cancer than any other hospital in Maine. Our patient outcomes, the ultimate measure of a hospital’s quality of cancer care, are superior when compared with national benchmarks, particularly for lung, prostate and genitourinary, colorectal and breast cancers.
It’s Who We Are
We have the largest number of board-certified and fellowship-trained medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons in Maine. We have the most oncology certified nurses and other certified healthcare professionals specializing in cancer treatment. Our partnerships with physicians based in local communities benefit patients with expert clinicians and researchers across many specialties.
It’s How We Do It
We have a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Specialists work as a team to plan and coordinate the patient’s treatment, to involve the patient and family in the treatment planning and care, and to improve the patient’s quality of life. Clinical Patient Navigators, who are specially trained oncology-certified nurses, work to ensure patients and their loved ones have access to all the information they need to make the most informed and timely decisions about their treatment. They partner with patients to help them coordinate care and guide them to support resources such as nutritional counseling, support groups, home health and palliative care.
Our oncology-staffed referral phone line can help connect patients and physicians with the appropriate service or specialist to meet their special needs:
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
100 Campus Drive, Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074
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