Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center

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Breast Cancer

The Weill Cornell Breast Center is one of only two breast centers in New York City accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Breast and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and medical oncologists work in a multidisciplinary setting to design individualized therapy. We also provide holistic support after active treatment is done.

There are many surgical and reconstructive options available to treat breast cancer, and Weill Cornell breast surgeons are widely recognized, historically and consistently, for being at the forefront of many of the techniques used in standard practice today. These treatment options, which we tailor to each patient’s specific needs and personal preferences, include nipple and skin-sparing mastectomy, cryoablation, intraoperative radiation therapy and microvascular breast reconstruction. Weill Cornell breast surgeons were among the first in New York City to perform many of these procedures, and recently added another new treatment: a single dose of radiation at the time of surgery, which enables women with early stage breast cancer to forego 6-7 week radiation regimen.

Our medical oncologists provide the opportunity for eligible patients to participate in newly developed treatment protocols, and our surgeons are leading a national, multicenter National Institutes of Health trial to evaluate ablation therapy for the treatment of breast cancer, which would eliminate the need for surgery for some patients.

Medical Oncologists:


Radiation Oncology:

Reconstructive microsurgery:


425 E. 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 821-0800

Conditions we treat

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • HER2-positive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive (or infiltrating) ductal carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer