New York Cancer & Blood Specialists opened its newest cancer care center at 750 Old Country Road, Riverhead on Jan. 20. 

The center, one of more than 20 located across Long Island, has access to cutting-edge medical technology and equipment, including advanced PET/CT Scans and state-of-the-art radiation therapy, and will also offer clinical trials and an on-site pharmacy where patients can pick up their medication after visiting their doctor. The center will also be able to process laboratory tests to deliver faster results to its patients.

“Through 40 years of treating and actually listening to our patients, we understand their needs and what they want — top-quality treatment, and compassionate services 24 hours a day,” says Dr. Jeffrey Vacirca, CEO of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. “As a comprehensive oncology center, we want our patients to have what they need when they need it, and closer to home — now we can do it, all under one roof in Riverhead.”

The center will also offer a wellness program staffed by nurse educators, psychologists, and other experts, who will provide nutritional, emotional, financial, and psychological guidance.

“This is a proud moment for those dedicated to comprehensive cancer care,” said Dr. Vacirca. “We offer appointments to patients within 24 hours of their diagnosis. We’ve grown, and so has our ability to treat those in need. Tomorrow brings hope. We’re conquering cancer together.”

For more information, call 631.751.3000, or visit nycancer.com.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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