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The Don Monti Division of Hematology / Medical Oncology

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The Don Monti Division of Medical Oncology / Hematology at North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute is an integral part of the 12 centers that make up the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute. Our full-time medical oncologists and hematologists are disease-focused and work as part of a multidisciplinary center of excellence within the Cancer Institute, collaborating with specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, pathology and diagnostic radiology, as well as supportive and palliative care, to provide the most appropriate and personalized cancer treatment plan. When it comes to cancer, we’re in this together. We are equally committed to research and education in support of our mission to continually improve the care and treatment outcomes for tomorrow’s patients. Our team of oncology investigators participates in pioneering studies that range from fundamental cellular investigations to the latest cutting-edge translational and clinical research. As educators, we train tomorrow’s generation of cancer care practitioners through our academic activities at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and our residency and fellowship training programs.

Medical Oncology / Hematology Treatments

Our nationally respected medical oncologists and hematologists lead the way in emerging treatments and therapies.

The expert team at the Don Monti Division of Medical Oncology/Hematology specializes in leading edge chemotherapy and immunotherapy, as well as hormonal and biological therapies. We ensure that you receive the most effective chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy treatments available, including participation in the latest clinical trials.

With access to oncology nurse navigators to help coordinate your treatment and a broad range of support services and programs, you are provided with complete, comprehensive care.  Our goal? To empower you with information, to make you a partner in your treatment plan, and to deliver to you the very best possible outcomes.

Our top-notch treatment programs include:

Private Chemotherapy Treatment Areas at Monter Cancer Center – Patients requiring chemotherapy can receive treatment in private treatment areas that respect the needs of our cancer patients and their families. Monter Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art treatment in a naturally lit, garden-like atmosphere. Patients have the support of a full range of programs and services designed to provide care for the whole person — clinically, emotionally, socially and psychologically.

Adult Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program - Our dedicated Adult Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program is the largest on Long Island and Queens, performing both autologous and allogeneic transplants. The program is one of only 166 programs worldwide that are accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation in Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the only one accredited in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

Dedicated Leukemia Unit - North Shore University Hospital has been providing exceptional care for leukemia patients since 1992. With an average of 30 patients a month, this unit is the only dedicated leukemia unit in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn.

Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

At the Don Monti Division of Medical Oncology / Hematology, our laboratory and clinical research enables patients to receive the latest cancer treatments including cancer prevention and cancer treatment trials offered through IRB approved internally initiated studies, as well as a broad range of National Cancer Institute (NCI) and industry-sponsored phase I, II and III clinical trials.

We are an NCI-designated Community Clinical Oncology Program and a main member institution in the cutting-edge NCI-sponsored cooperative group, the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (ACTION).