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A New Standard of Care at Northeast Ohio’s Only Free-Standing Cancer Hospital

We all know someone affected by cancer, whether it is a friend, relative, coworker or neighbor. And when cancer strikes, everyone involved seeks comfort and support to get through treatment of the disease. University Hospitals responded to the challenges of our growing cancer population by building the only freestanding cancer hospital in the region, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

Located on the main campus of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, UH Seidman Cancer Center opened in spring 2011. The 375,000-square-foot hospital houses all of our cancer services under one roof to optimize patient-and family-centered care, provide the latest therapies, enhance collaboration and promote clinical research and education.

UH Seidman Cancer Center is named in honor of Jane and Lee Seidman, who generously donated $42 million in support of Vision 2010: The UH Difference strategic initiative. Learn about ways you can support the continuing legacy of cancer care at University Hospitals.


A Comprehensive Cancer Center

UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and one of an elite group of 12 freestanding cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a part of a worldwide cancer alliance. 

With some of the most advanced technology available, dedicated and skilled clinicians, and participation in hundreds of clinical trials, UH Seidman Cancer Center is a leading resource in the nation in the fight against cancer, and consistently ranks among the top cancer centers in the country out of more than 5,000 hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Team of Cancer Experts

Patients and families at UH Seidman Cancer Center have access to exceptional care from a team of nurses, doctors, support personnel and many others. A collaborative group of specialists provides input on each patient’s case. This multidisciplinary team formulates one single consistent plan, resulting in more effective and efficient care.


Innovation and Technology

UH Seidman Cancer Center is home to the latest treatment protocols and the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and information innovation and technology. Among them are the PET/MRI machine, a hybrid scanner that helps physicians better understand disease development. Our cancer center is the first U.S. cancer hospital to have this technology. We were also the first in Northeast Ohio to offer proton therapy, which targets cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy. Other advanced technology offers at UH Seidman Cancer Center include:

  • CyberKnife®
  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
  • Image-guided linear accelerator technology
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy
  • Tomotherapy

Research and Clinical Trials

The physician-scientists at UH Seidman Cancer Center are also dedicated to clinical research to develop and test the most innovative treatment options and enhance patient care. NHI-funded research at UH is awarded through Case Western Reserve University.

We also offer patients the option of participating in a clinical trial. Hundreds of clinical trials are available to our patients, giving them access to the latest medications and treatment options, and increasing their odds in the fight against cancer.


Enhanced Patient and Family Experience

Past patients and families provided input during the hospital's development process. Taking their suggestions into consideration, UH Seidman Cancer Center provides patients and visitors with thoughtfully designed hospital features, including:

  • More privacy
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Inpatient rooms equipped with family sleeping accommodations, activity rooms and lounges
  • Resource center with full-time librarian and computers for patient use
  • Artwork throughout the hospital
  • The Schneider Healing Garden
  • Meditation room
  • Wolfgang Puck Café

Life changes when someone is diagnosed with cancer. UH Seidman Cancer Center builds on our legacy of cancer care and ensures patients and families that real innovation and compassion can make all the difference.

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