Immunotherapy therapy helps your immune system fight cancer. It is a treatment that uses the patient's immune system to fight the mutated cells of the disease. Substances made by the body or made in a laboratory are used to boost, direct or restore the body’s natural defenses against cancer. This type of cancer treatment is also called biologic therapy.
Medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They determine the type and extent of cancer and provide treatments such as chemotherapy, hormonal, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. After treatment, they provide follow-up care to monitor progress
The Medical Oncologists of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute are committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They provide the latest and most advanced treatments and protocols available, while delivering compassionate care to improve the quality of life of their patients. Our physicians work closely with all cancer disciplines including surgical oncology and radiation oncology, as well as other members of the care team such as our oncology certified nurses, oncology social workers and dedicated nutritionists
Through our clinical trials program, with over 25 years of ongoing National Cancer Institute support, our medical oncologists offer patients access to the latest molecular, immunologic and targeted cancer therapies.
Contact one of our North Shore-LIJ Medical Group medical oncologists/hematologists:
Monter Cancer Center
450 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11042
Long Island Jewish Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Disorders
256 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305