Make this your home page

Letters to the Editor

Please type the number 5 below to submit

Sponsored Links

Bronxville Weather

°F | °C
invalid location provided
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Cancer Center: World-Class Cancer Care in Our Local Community PDF Print Email

By Susan Miele

June 27, 2018:  Nearly eighteen months ago, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Cancer Center opened its doors for the first time in Bronxville.

The hospital’s affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (HICCC) ensures access to services not previously available locally. With cutting-edge technology, a multidisciplinary team-based approach to care, a strong academic partner, and a host of ancillary services, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center now provides Bronxville-area residents  high-quality cancer care in their own backyard.

The NYP Lawrence Cancer Center is in many ways an extension of HICCC at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).  It boasts a cadre of top-rated physicians, many of whom are Columbia University Medical Center faculty, and utilizes the latest immunotherapies and chemotherapies, surgery, and radiation treatment in an environment dedicated to patient comfort and safety.

“We have developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care,” says Nancy E. Mills, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC, and Director of Cancer Survivorship at NYP Lawrence Cancer Center. “Through our team approach, we provide expert cancer care from screening and diagnosis to surgery, treatment, genetics, psychosocial support, pain management, and survivorship.” 

At the NYP Lawrence Cancer Center, patients have access to providers that sub-specialize in specific cancer types, such as breast and lung cancer, with multidisciplinary disease-management teams to address a patient’s  physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.

“Along with our Cancer Center’s faculty and comprehensive support services, one standard of care is offered at NYP Lawrence and throughout the NYP/CUIMC healthcare system,” says Stephanie Smith-Marrone, MD, Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC, and Director of the Thoracic Disease Management Team and Clinical Trials at NYP Lawrence Cancer Center.

Patients also have full access to clinical trials offered at HICCC, allowing the potential to participate in investigational diagnostic techniques and treatments, as well as quality-of-life studies.

The HICCC is one of only 45 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, of which only three are in New York State. Many of the physicians who practice at the NYP Lawrence Cancer Center are HICCC members and have specialized expertise in specific disease-site cancer treatment and management.

Since opening in November 2016, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center has received several national recognitions, including continued accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. More recently, the Center was designated to be a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence from the Lung Cancer Alliance, as well as selection as a Lung Cancer Center of Excellence from the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, the first program in the Northeast with this designation. Additionally, NYP Lawrence Hospital continues to be an accredited member in good standing of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and recently received full accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology. The Hospital’s Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center was also named one of America’s Best Breast Centers in 2018 by the Women’s Choice Award® . 

The clinical team at NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center has expertise in treating both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, and offers subspecialized services in medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology. For certain highly complex treatments (e.g. bone marrow transplantation) requiring specialized procedures only available at a tertiary center, care can be facilitated at NYP/CUIMC. 

As a comprehensive community cancer center, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center provides ancillary services such as patient navigation, social work, spiritual and nutrition services, physical therapy, and genetic counseling.  There are on-site support groups led by clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club Westchester, pain management, and palliative care. These workshops and support groups are open to all members of the community. Here is a link to their events calendar.

The number of cancer survivors is growing dramatically thanks to advances in cancer detection and treatment. The Cancer Survivorship Program at the Cancer Center emphasizes a collaborative, integrated approach. In addition to  a detailed, personalized Survivorship Care Plan given to each patient and shared with the patient’s other providers to facilitate coordination of care,  there is a survivorship clinic to address any long-term effects of their cancer treatments and guide patients back to wellness.

With the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center team, patients can receive the benefits of personalized care in their own community setting, near home and family, with the support and expertise of a major academic medical center.

For further information:

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Photo:  Photo provided by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Center

Note:  This content is sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Center


Understanding Eating Disorders and Their Treatment

News image

By Adrienne Katzow, PhD, The Counseling Center Sep. 11, 2019:  Women's mental health concerns related to body image and eating disorders can arise during different periods of their lives.  Problems often appear...

Read more

Healthcare Services Directory

Assisted Living Facilities

Sunrise Senior Living

500 North Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10552

The Osborn

101 Theall Road
Rye, New York 10580


The Bereavement Center of Westchester

670 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10707 
(914) 787-6158

Chemical Dependency Services

The Maxwell Institute

The Maxwell Institute of St. Vincent's Westchester offers outpatient chemical dependency treatment and education services for adults, adolescents and their families. Treatment includes individual and group psychotherapy, couples counseling, and psychiatric evaluation and medication management when indicated. The Institute welcomes individuals and family members who are experiencing marital and/or work-related distress as a result of alcoholism and other forms of chemical dependency.

The Maxwell Institute also offers community education services through its programs in drug and alcohol prevention in the schools. For persons wishing to become credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASACS) in New York State, the "Maxtrain" program provides the 350 classroom education hours that are an important part of the credentialing requirements.

The Maxwell Institute is grateful for the support of The Community Fund of Bronxville-Eastchester-Tuckahoe.

92 Yonkers Ave
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 337-6033



Counseling Services

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists.
Director: Virgil Roberson

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road Bronxville,
New York 10708


Dr. Henry A. Blom

10 Studio Arcade
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville Dental Care

Jenny A.  Kanganis, D.D.S.

Guy N. Minoli, D.D.S.

Since 1994, Dr. Kanganis and Dr. Minoli of Bronxville Dental Care have been leaders in the dental community, providing exceptional dentistry to generations of Bronxville families. They have a long history of excellence and have earned a reputation built on trust, compassion, and dedication. Drs. Kanganis and Minoli believe in a conservative, holistic, and minimally invasive approach to dentistry. Bronxville Dental Care welcomes patients of all ages and offers a comprehensive range of services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implants, and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Kanganis especially loves treating children. As a mother herself of two recent Bronxville High School grads, she understands the importance of helping children to feel comfortable during their visits, while earning their trust and teaching them to become active participants in their oral health.

20 Studio Arcade

Bronxville, New York 10708

(914) 337-6536

Dr. Anthony Fiore

44 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Dr. Quentin M. Murphy

77 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Scarsdale Pediatric Dental

777 Post Rd.
Scarsdale, NY 10583-5000 
Phone: 914. 472. 9090

Dr. Michael J. Vitale

1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708



Dr. Lesa Kelly

77 Quaker Ridge Road
New Rochelle, New York

Dr. Neil Goldberg

77 Pondfield Road Ste 2
Bronxville, New York 10708

Ear, Nose and Throat

Dr. Mark Fox

ENT and Allergy Associates
1 Elm Street
Tuckahoe, New York 10707

Home Care

Lawrence Home Care of Westchester

670 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10707
(914) 787-6158



Jansen Hospice and Pallative Care

670 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 787-6158


New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

In July 2014, Lawrence Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital established a new relationship aimed at enhancing care, improving access and lowering health care costs for residents of Bronxville and surrounding communities in Westchester County. Lawrence was renamed New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

Lawrence Hospital Center was founded in 1909 and is a 291-bed acute care facility with over 1100 employees and 400 physicians. It provides emergency care to approximately 35,000 individuals every year.   It became a designated New York State Stroke Center in 2006.  Its physicians provide expertise in virtually every area of medical specialty and include over 100 primary care physicians. And, Lawrence delivers about 2000 babies every year in the home-like setting of newly designed Labor and Delivery recovery rooms.

Outpatient services include diagnostic testing and laboratory services, ambulatory surgery options, and rehabilitation and sports medicine services. The Hospital has a Women`s Imaging Center where female patients receive diagnostic services in a private setting. Outpatient physical therapy, lymphedema therapy, speech and occupational therapy services are provided both on-site at the Hospital and at Lawrence`s satellite center, The Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, in Scarsdale.

The Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Hospital is fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Lawrence`s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

55 Palmer Avenue
914-787-1000 (main number)

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Anne Galloway

77 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Dr. Kerrianne Page

14 Studio Arcade

Dr. Raymond Chow

700 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York


Dr. Polly Kanganis

4 Studio Arcade, Bronxville, NY 10708
Bronxville, New York 10708

Dr. Thomas J. Rubeo Jr. MD
Bronxville Women's Care, Pllc
One Pondfield Road, Suite 302
Bronxville, NY 10708


Dr. Patricia Halloran

55 Park Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Dr. Joseph Ciccio

1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


Dr. Peter Rizzo

77 Pondfield Road

Dr. Michael Elia

1 Stone Place
Bronxville, New York 10708


Westchester Health Pediatrics (formerly Children’s Medical Practice of Bronxville)
1 Elm Street
Tuckahoe, New York 10707

Scarsdale Pediatric Associates
2 Overhill Road Suite 220
Scarsdale, New York 10580

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
495 Central Avenue
Scarsdale, New York

Healthcare Services Recent Articles

Sign Up For Newsletter

MyhometownBroxnville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments.  For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site.  Thank you.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to present accurate information, myhometownBronxville, LLC, does not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information herein. We urge all users to independently confirm any information provided herein and consult with an appropriate professional concerning any material issue of fact or law. The views and opinions expressed by the writers, event organizers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of myhometownBronxville, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use . No portion of this publication may be reproduced or redistributed, either in whole or part, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2009, All rights reserved.