Psychosocial Oncology Program
Albert Einstein Cancer Center Montefiore Medical Center

The Mission

The mission of the Psychosocial Oncology Program is to promote the health and well-being of the people of the Bronx who are affected by cancer.

The Psychosocial Oncology Program is committed to a close partnership with the Bronx community and its leaders in order to bring cancer information and support activities closer to residents. The goal is to provide the knowledge that promotes healthy behavior and the support that promotes hope and quality of life.

Based at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - a major medical institution in the Bronx with diverse and plentiful resources-the Psychosocial Oncology Program is uniquely located to develop new approaches to cancer education and health care, and supportive services.

Goals

  1. Promote good health and quality of life among Bronx residents.
  2. Establish a partnership with the leaders of the Bronx community to learn about the health needs of its residents.
  3. Gather information about cancer-related services and resources available to the Bronx community.
  4. Bring these resources closer to the Bronx community through educational and support programs and services.

Why Is Our Work Important?

The Psychosocial Oncology Program is supported by the Cancer Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Einstein’s Cancer Center is a highly-respected research facility involved in multiple studies trying to find new ways to cure or prevent cancer.

Many people in our community are not getting the simple cancer-screening tests they need and deserve, although these tests can find cancer early, when there often is a chance to cure or treat the disease successfully. For example, studies have shown that African-American women in the Bronx are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a later stage, when it is more difficult to treat with less chance for a cure, also, many Hispanics do not get colon cancer screening tests.

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