Collaborations

In December 2003, Cayuga Medical Center entered a premier affiliation with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), America’s first cancer center founded in 1898. RPCI was the first upstate New York medical center to be designated by the National Cancer Institute as a “comprehensive cancer center” and to serve as a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Many members of the RPCI faculty serve on the NCCN panels responsible for creating the internationally recognized standards for clinical policy in oncology. Medical and radiation oncologists at Cayuga Medical Center are faculty members at RPCI.

Cayuga Medical Center and RPCI are linked through high-speed digital technology. This electronic link, coupled with the opening of our state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center in 2005, gives local cancer patients access to the very latest cancer treatment protocols and research findings. Networked communications also facilitate patient-care planning and joint patient review conferences between specialists at Cayuga Medical Center and RPCI. To find out more about Roswell Park Cancer Institute, click here.

Cayuga Medical Center and Mayo Medical Laboratories entered a collaboration in 2008, establishing the renowned Minnesota-based academic center as our official reference laboratory. Mayo Medical Laboratories, located on the Mayo Clinic campus, serve clients from fifty-six countries each year. They are recognized as a world leader in esoteric tests for clinics and hospitals, and have the highest standards in quality and service. Through this collaboration, Cayuga Medical Center provides timely, accurate, cancer-specific testing and diagnosis for even the most unusual types of cancer.

While there are many commercial reference laboratories in the country that provide sophisticated testing, Mayo Medical Laboratories have a distinctly different mission: supporting community-based medicine. They assist Cayuga Medical Center Laboratories in adopting new technologies and expanding our capabilities, and enabling us to provide a level of diagnostic expertise that is equal to or better than other medical centers in the region. To find out more about Mayo Medical Laboratories, click here.

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