Mission Statement

The Breast Center -- Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven utilizes an integrated patient- and family-centered team approach to the management of breast cancer patients. Our team of highly trained physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals work together to provide the highest quality of comprehensive breast cancer care, including timely and accurate diagnosis, efficient patient navigation, cutting-edge, advanced surgical techniques, state-of-the-art radiation therapy, and tailored systemic therapy. We embrace the most up-to-date technology, minimally invasive techniques, and personalized medicine. Committed to quality improvement and accountability, we use an evidence-based approach to improve the outcomes of our patients, advancing the science of breast cancer management through participation in research and clinical trials. In addition, we embrace a holistic and compassionate approach focusing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients through a variety of supportive services. Together, we pride ourselves on being the pinnacle comprehensive breast cancer program in the region.