Refer your patients to cancer care from the nationally ranked Roswell Park -- exclusively at Ellis.

There is a new and promising option in the Capital Region for patients with cancer: Medical Oncology and Hematology care from the nationally ranked Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo offered at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

Officially opened in August 2021, the Roswell Park Care Network site at Ellis has a fully-staffed medical oncology/chemotherapy/infusion center, and is accepting outpatient referrals and requests for inpatient consultations.

If you are a physician and have a question about referring a patient, please call (518) 243-4762.

Roswell Park at Ellis advantages for patients:

  • Access to nationally recognized treatments
  • Roswell Park is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Studies show that long-term survival rose from 6% to 20% among patients who received treatment at an NCI-designated center.

    Roswell Park has been named a 2021- ‘22 Best Hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. They are just one of 30 elite hospitals in the nation that review the latest research to update best practices for cancer care to ensure you receive the most effective, evidence-based care.

  • Access to the latest clinical trials
  • Ellis patients have access to Roswell Park’s early-phase clinical trials - and the potential to try promising new cancer treatments, like immunotherapy or a new type of chemotherapy. Up to 50% of patients qualify for a clinical trial. Visit the Roswell Park website to review some of the 200+ clinical trials available.

  • Highly specialized medical oncology services
  • All patient care plans will be reviewed by the Roswell Park team who specialize in their specific type of cancer to ensure the best treatment plan. The Roswell Park specialists will then work in conjunction with Ellis radiation oncologists to provide a full array of services.

  • Whole-person care approach
  • Ellis Medicine and Roswell Park share a commitment to providing the patient with support services beyond medical treatments and therapies, such as counseling, palliative care and more.

    Patients benefit from the personalized care of a community hospital -- and the advantages of a partnership with a nationally-ranked cancer center.

    A Patient Navigator is available to help patients understand and keep track of all aspects of their treatment plan

    Life-saving cancer care, nearby in your community.

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