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 41 years as Connecticut’s only comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute
  • 358 cancer researchers on faculty
  • #7 in National Institutes of Health funding (YSM)
  • #19 in National Cancer Institute funding
  • $102.6 million in cancer research funding
  • $31 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
  • 3434 cancer research publications (cumulative 2012-October 2015)

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 annually in the state
  • 13 multidisciplinary cancer programs
  • 168 inpatient beds, 12 operating rooms, 100 infusion chairs
  • 350-400 oncology nurses on staff 
  • over 190 clinical trials providing the most advanced cancer therapies
  • Specialty services  – survivorship care, social work, prevention education, tobacco treatment, integrative medicine, 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.
  • Cancer Care Centers throughout Connecticut in Waterbury, Derby, Old Saybrook, Orange, North Haven, Torrington, Guilford, Fairfield, Waterford, and Trumbull, and locations at Greenwich Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford.