Upstate Cancer Center Joins AACI

The Association of American Cancer Institutes is pleased to announce its newest member, Upstate Cancer Center, based at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, New York. Jeffrey Bogart, MD, is the center’s interim director.

The center sees more than 2,000 new cancer patients per year, resulting in 45,000 visits on its downtown campus and additional visits to satellite locations.

With an interdisciplinary cancer team that includes 90 board-certified physicians, all of whom are professors at the university’s College of Medicine, Upstate’s multidisciplinary programs include: breast cancer; gynecology oncology; head and neck; liver, gallbladder, and pancreatic cancer; neuro oncology; prostate cancer; thyroid cancer; and thoracic oncology.

Upstate is aiming for designation as a National Cancer Institute center. The effort involves clinicians, basic researchers, health care administrators and professionals, who are organized into several University-wide committees. Under a multi-year expansion plan, Upstate is committed to attracting and retaining staff to contribute to its translational research programs, including: tumor microenvironment and invasion; developmental cancer therapeutics; hematological malignancies; urological cancers; and, lifetime survivorship.