Fact Sheet

Yale Cancer Center delivers the highest quality patient-centered care, achieves breakthrough discoveries, and trains the future leaders in cancer science and medicine. 

Research Excellence at Yale Cancer Center

•    Celebrating 43 years as Connecticut’s only comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute
•    Nearly 300 cancer researchers on faculty
•    380,000 square feet of research space
•    #10 in National Institutes of Health funding (YSM)
•    #19 in National Cancer Institute funding
•    $132.9 million in cancer research funding
•    $38.5 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute
•    99 National Cancer Institute funded projects
•    14 members of the National Academy of Sciences
•    12 members of the Institute of Medicine
•    10 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators
•    3653 cancer research publications; 695 in high impact journals (July 2012-June 2017)

Patient Care at Smilow Cancer Hospital 

•    The only comprehensive cancer facility in the Northeast, bringing together both inpatient and outpatient care in one hospital.
•    Connecticut’s largest provider of cancer care – treating over 25% of the 20,000 patients diagnosed with cancer annually in the state
•    13 multidisciplinary cancer programs
•    168 inpatient beds, 12 operating rooms, 100 infusion chairs
•    ~ 400 oncology nurses on staff
•    591,000 square feet of clinical space
•    Nearly 300 open clinical trials providing the most advanced cancer therapies, including a state-of-the-art Phase I Clinical Trials Infusion Unit for patients on phase I trials.
•    Specialty services  – survivorship care, social work, prevention education, tobacco treatment, integrative medicine, pain management, Onco-dermatology service, Cardio-oncology service, support groups, cancer boutique,          exercise & nutrition support, and such complementary services as therapeutic massage, relaxation imagery, Reiki touch, yoga, pet visitation, and art expression.
•    Cancer Care Centers throughout Connecticut in Derby, Fairfield, Guilford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Torrington, Trumbull, Waterbury, and Waterford, and locations at Greenwich Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford