Cancer Institute
Innovative care close to home

Hartford HealthCare's Cancer Institute, backed by an alliance with the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, provides innovative care close to home.

Wherever you go within the Cancer Institute, a team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and researchers oversee each patient's care.


Learn about symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for cancer-related conditions.

Cancer Conditions


The highest level of care and education to patients with cancer-related diseases.

Cancer Treatments

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Call 855.255.6181 or request a callback for support, advice, or a second opinion.

Latest Videos

Medical Rounds: Important To Get Mammograms and Screenings

Medical Rounds, with Alvaro Menendez, MD, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute Breast Program, about cancer diagnosis being impacted by the pandemic, people delaying testing or seeking care. Encouraging people not to delay and come in for diagnosis and treatment.

No One Fights Alone Cancer Symposium

No One Fights Alone, about a local woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer and got a mastectomy, but then was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She is raising awareness and money for Jill's Baskets, gift baskets with items that helped her after her mastectomy, symposium and fundraiser coming up on June 8.

Latest News

October 18, 2021

When a Screening Reveals Breast Cancer: The Next Steps

A cancer diagnosis can feel lonely, but breast cancer patients at Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute approach treatment backed by a [...]

October 15, 2021

How She Endured Cancer in Breast, Ovaries, Lung and Brain

Ingrid Hanka had always been an outdoorsy, healthy, active person. But many relatives on both sides of her immediate family [...]

October 13, 2021

Yes, Men Get Breast Cancer. It’s Linked to This Gene Mutation.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While rare, men can get breast cancer [...]

October 05, 2021

An 11-Hour Surgery for This Liver Cancer Patient: And Now, Living His Life

Glass-half-empty people might think 72-year-old Louis Tafuto is unlucky because he’s had cancer three times: colorectal in 2014, prostate in [...]

October 01, 2021

Why Monthly Breast Self-Exam Should Start at Age 20

Invasive breast cancer will affect one in eight women in their lifetime, but regular screening can reduce the mortality rate [...]

September 28, 2021

Here’s a Roadmap to Skin Cancer . . . And a Way Out

By Dr. Dean David George Medical Director, Cutaneous Oncology Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute Your skin is composed of three layers: [...]

Upcoming Classes & Events

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Webinar: Importance of mammograms and high-risk screening

In this FREE webinar, join breast surgeon, Whitney Young, MD to learn about the importance of annual mammograms, understanding normal [...]

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Webinar: Breast Cancer Support Group

In this free virtual group, join experienced facilitators and peers who have also had a breast cancer diagnosis to gain connection and [...]

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Webinar: Ostomy Support Group - HOCC

In this free support group you will have the opportunity to meet and speak openly with fellow ostomates to gain insight, knowledge and [...]