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

  • Celebrating 40 years as Connecticut’s only comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute
  • 307 cancer researchers on faculty
  • #5 in National Institutes of Health funding
  • $98 million in cancer research funding
  • $26 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute 
  • 68 National Cancer Institute funded projects 
  • 11 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 13 members of the Institute of Medicine
  • 11 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators
  • 2751 cancer research publications (as of 2012)
  • 11 academic departments ranked in the top 10 in their respective specialties 

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

  • 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 annually in the state
  • 12 multidisciplinary cancer programs
  • 168 inpatient beds, 12 operating rooms, 100 infusion chairs
  • 350-400 oncology nurses on staff 
  • over 130 clinical trials providing the most advanced cancer therapies
  • Specialty services  – survivorship care, social work, prevention education, smoking cessation, oncodermatology service, cardiotoxicity service, support groups, cancer boutique, and exercise & nutrition support, and such complementary services as therapeutic massage, relaxation imagery, Reiki touch, yoga, pet visitation, and art expression.
  • 10 Care Centers throughout the state in Waterbury, Derby, Old Saybrook, Orange, New Haven, North Haven, Torrington, Guilford, Fairfield and Trumbull