Only Freestanding Hospital in the Region Dedicated to Cancer and Hematologic Malignancy Disorders
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is the only freestanding hospital in Northeast Ohio dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and hematologic disorders. With 18 locations across the region, UH Seidman Cancer Center provides patients with a full continuum of care, close to home.
With all of the capabilities of an entire system, our team is committed to your care - for every age and every need. With a unique program for adolescents and young adults called Angie’s Institute, we offer the only integrated program in the state designed especially for the unique needs of this age group.
Expertise for the Most Complex Cancer Diagnosis
With an entire team of experts to help you fight your cancer, even the most complex diagnosis, we have the experience and expertise needed to succeed.
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University, one of 49 centers in the United States designated by the NCI as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This prestigious honor requires that those designated undertake a wide breadth of research in laboratory, clinical and population-based research, genome research, as well as significant trans-disciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas.
UH Seidman Cancer Center is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. Our cancer specialists are able to provide ongoing improvements in diagnostics and treatments because of these important alliances and our dedication to research and discovery. With cancer specific clinical trials, we can also provide treatment options that are not available elsewhere.
Research Excellence Leads to Innovations and Novel Therapies
With a dedication to research and discovery, our team of experts at UH Seidman Cancer Center are at the forefront of cancer care discoveries, bringing novel therapies to our patients, every day. Some of our leading-edge research innovations include:
- Genomics research to examine the whole genome sequence of tumors
- Novel drug therapy development to improve survivor rates
- T-cell use for melanoma which reprograms cells to attack cancer cells
- Stem cell transplantation advances
Only a small percentage of cancer centers across the nation have this high level of commitment to research excellence, including the most innovative therapies. This is one of the reasons that UH Seidman Cancer Center consistently achieves national rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Fast, Efficient Access to Care, Innovative Programs, & New Cancer Therapy
We guarantee all patients will be offered an appointment within seven business days. Our efficient access to care is paired with the advanced expertise of our nationally renowned physicians, state-of-the-art technology, innovative programs and access to cutting-edge clinical trials. With same-day diagnostic results for breast and prostate cancers and other cutting-edge approaches such as genetic tumor testing, we are the most comprehensive network for cancer treatment in the region.
As the only center in northeast Ohio to offer proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation therapy, we are able to deliver concentrated doses of radiation, with fewer side effects. Especially effective for young patients, proton therapy targets your cancer more precisely with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and has little or no impact on your energy levels.
Our team is also pushing the development of new therapeutics through a collaborative effort with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This innovative program brings together biochemists, pharmacologists, pathologists, medicinal chemists and clinical oncologists to bring new cancer-fighting medicines to patients sooner.
Team Approach to Cancer Care
Due to the complex nature of cancer care and the rapid rate at which new information emerges, UH Seidman Cancer Center has dedicated teams for every type of cancer we treat.
All patients can expect their individual cancer, regardless of its severity, to be thoroughly reviewed by an entire team of cancer experts. Once a review has been completed, an individualized comprehensive treatment plan will be designed.
Proven, established treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy and cutting-edge anti-cancer therapies such as stem cell therapy, immunotherapy and genomic medicine may all be considered when appropriate.
On a weekly basis, our disease-focused experts in surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, nursing, social work and psychology come together to develop and review integrated care plans that are specifically tailored to each patient.
A Wide Range of Evidence-Based Holistic Therapies
In addition to providing each patient with a unique treatment plan tailored to his or her clinical needs, we offer access to a wide range of evidence-based holistic therapies that allow us to treat patients as whole rather than just their disease. Through UH Connor Integrative Health Network, therapies such as stress reduction, meditation and nutrition counseling are designed to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and create an extraordinary patient experience.
Experience the UH Seidman Cancer Center Difference
To experience state-of-the-art care coupled with leading technology and innovation, contact UH Seidman Cancer Center today. We pledge to deliver an extraordinary experience of care for patients and families.