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Partners in your care

Regardless of your diagnosis, you won’t go through this alone. Our highly experienced team of radiation and cancer specialists will be by your side, coordinating with you and your loved ones to ensure that each visit is as stress-free as possible. We’ll also be in constant contact with your primary physician, surgeon and/or medical oncologist, and make sure that they’re kept aware of the treatment plan and your progress during and after therapy.

Nurse navigators are available to guide you every step of the way and help you get the care you need. Our navigators specialize in breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer and head and neck cancers.

Support services

We know that a comprehensive care plan isn’t limited to cancer treatment. That’s why we also provide social services, nutrition counseling and a number of other supportive services to help you navigate your journey to wellness.

Our social workers offer confidential counseling for any social issues related to the program and your treatments, including anxiety, fear, and relationships. They also provide practical support for questions regarding community resources, transportation, insurance, child care and home care.

Our nutrition experts help with any dietary and lifestyle changes you need to make. They can provide education about complications from certain foods—sometimes as a result of treatment side effects—and empower you to eat smarter.

You also have access to our nursing staff, speech and swallowing services, support groups and pet therapy program.

Quality and safety

We are dedicated to giving you the highest quality experience during your time in treatment with us. In order to ensure your safety and satisfaction, our team compares each patient’s care to the latest proven studies and methods, conducts proactive peer review on each new patient’s plan and completes a checklist prior to beginning treatment.

Our department is accredited by American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR’s Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care.

As a testament to our quality of care, Staten Island University Hospital has been designated as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer and the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. 

Backed by the resources of Northwell Health 

Our department is part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metropolitan area. We work with a wide range of cancer specialists—nearly 200 members in over 25 different specialties.

We offer seamless access to a robust research and clinical trials program and an array of cancer support services, as well as a vast range of primary care physicians, specialists, emergency rooms, imaging centers, laboratories, home care services and hospice options.

Our physicians

Phillip J. Vigneri, DO

Department Chairman - Chairman of Radiation-Oncology of Radiation Oncology, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Chika Ngozi Madu, MD

Specialties: Radiation Oncology
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