• Our One Goal:

    Your Best Outcome.

    With more clinical trials than anywhere else in Maine, we are advancing cancer care with your best outcome as our goal.

  • Independence.

    Innovation. Inspiration.

    We are physician owned and patient centered: a strong combination for innovative, collaborative cancer care.

  • An experienced team

    is a more effective team.

    With nearly half of Maine’s board-certified medical oncologists on our team, we have the experts you want in your corner.

Our approach to cancer.

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Video: The Cancer Journey

For nearly 40 years, we have focused on one goal: the best possible outcome for each patient. Our experience, commitment and understanding provide the foundation for the unparalleled care that we provide.

Our patient-centered care extends well beyond the treatment room. Patient services include financial advocacy, an in-house drug dispensary, and counseling. Everything we do is focused on helping patients and their families.

We are always working towards new ways to fight cancer. We have a large and robust clinical research program, offering patients access to leading-edge clinical trials, investigational drugs, and new treatment protocols.

Welcome to New England Cancer Specialists

New England Cancer Specialists is a physician-owned, patient-centered medical practice, recognized as a leader in cancer patient care, treatment, and research. With nearly half of Maine’s medical oncologists and hematologists on our team, we are the region’s largest oncology group, serving people in need throughout New England. As our patient, you will have wider access to state-of-the-art treatment that is closer to home and centered on your individual needs. Our commitment to excellence is inspired by you.

In the News

  • A New Year's Resolution

    For the New Year let’s all make a resolution: Cancer Care that is centered on our patients and provides the highest quality and safety outcomes. Our practice is certified through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, and received the distinction of being one of the first Oncology Medical Homes in the nation. What this recognition of excellence means for you, and every patient we care for in one of our three sites, is the knowledge that care in our centers is delivered with the highest integrity, quality, value and safety.

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  • Our Commitment to Research

    At New England Cancer Specialists, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to an extensive and advanced clinical trials and research program. Clinical research is important, because it allows us to deliver the latest in-pipeline treatments to our patients. Our providers participate in dozens of trials at any given time, for many types of cancers.  

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  • Grand Opening of Our Kennebunk Office - November 5

    The official grand opening of our newest location, in West Kennebunk, was last Thursday. We’ve been seeing patients in the new office since June, and were happy to celebrate with neighbors, local businesses, staff, and patients. The new facility was designed and built around the needs of those in our care, offering not only cancer treatment, but a host of support services, as well. New England Cancer Specialists has been certified by the Commission on Cancer as one of the first Oncology Medical Homes in the nation, and the only one in Maine. And we are excited to offer state-of-the-art care and compassion to patients throughout the region.  

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  • Joan Lunden, author and cancer survivor, visits New England Cancer Specialists

    We wish to thank Joan Lunden for visiting our Scarborough office last week, to share her experiences with staff and patients. We are please to have helped in her victory over cancer, and appreciate her spending time with us. She signed more than 100 copies of her book, and inspired all of those in attendance with her strength and determination. Although the cancer is now out of her body, it’s certainly not out of her life; she continues to advocate for early and more effective screenings for breast cancer. A video recording of the event will be posted soon.

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  • Evaluating Cancer Survivorship Care Models

    We have initiated a clinical trial through George Washington University for patients who have completed treatment for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, and have been referred for a survivorship visit.

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The Journey

  • Research Update: Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Offers New Hope

    By: Patrick McAlary

    It is an exciting time in oncology research here at New England Cancer Specialists, particularly in the area of Immuno-Oncology. I wanted to bring your attention to the quickly evolving… Continue Reading.

  • Gratitude

    By: Tracey F. Weisberg M.D.

    It seems only appropriate that at this time of year, we take a moment to reflect upon Gratitude. Curiously, one would think that people diagnosed with cancer would have a… Continue Reading.

  • Immuno-Oncology – A New Frontier

    By: Steven D'Amato

    Immuno-Oncology (I-O) is a rapidly developing area of science and treatment that focuses on harnessing the ability of the immune system to fight cancer. The current pillars of cancer treatment… Continue Reading.

  • Highlights from 2015 Track Season

    By: Anita Tomascak, RN

    Summer of 2015 brought us beautiful weather for the inauguration of the first NECS Corporate Track Team! Nine brave and adventurous souls completed three full track meets, competing against seven… Continue Reading.

  • Twelve Tips to Avoiding Cancer

    By: Tracey F. Weisberg M.D.

    This time of year is full of new starts for many.  Kids are back to school, college  students are trying out their new independent lives for the first time, recent… Continue Reading.