Cancer Care

We’re in this fight together. 

We know that a diagnosis of cancer is frightening. At St. Vincent’s Medical Center, we are here to guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. St. Vincent’s approach to care is marked by our dedication to quality and safety you can trust, the caring and attention you expect and the exceptional clinical care from our physicians, nurses and associates that you deserve – all from a medical center that understands that care comes best from gentler hands and sharper minds

St. Vincent's is a proud affiliate of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, which has long been recognized as a leading cancer hospital in America. Additionally, our Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as one of the country’s best cancer diagnosis and treatment medical programs. This means that you and your loved ones will have access to state-of-the art services and equipment, the best treatment options, insights into innovative clinical trials and new treatment options, along with the very best education, prevention, screening and support programs available. 

Quality care, close to home

Unquestionably, St. Vincent’s oncologists and cancer programs have built an excellent national reputation. Patients throughout the Northeast can access the care of St. Vincent’s exceptional Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care along with the research of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Our certified cancer physicians are taking full advantage of this relationship and bringing the expertise of MD Anderson home to Connecticut.

Our affiliation to MD Anderson comes at a time when the number of cancer cases diagnosed in our region is rising. The aging of our region makes our concern particularly poignant. As the incidence of care among the elderly increases, we must provide the very best in evidence-based medicine for cancer diagnosis and treatment. People in our communities need that excellence and innovation close to where they live and work – and close to home and family.

St. Vincent’s approach to care is marked by our dedication to quality and safety you can trust, the caring and attention you expect and the exceptional clinical care from our physicians, nurses and associates that you deserve – all from a medical center that understands that care comes best from gentler hands and sharper minds.

Awards and Recognition

  • No. 1 hospital in both Bridgeport and in the Western Connecticut region; U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals,” 2013 
  • Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), 2015
  • Breast Center of Excellence awarded twice by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2012
  • “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, seventh consecutive time and third year in a row