Tufts Medical Center and New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) today announced a clinical affiliation that will greatly expand patients’ access to advanced cancer care, innovative clinical trials, and survivorship resources.
NECS is the largest provider of cancer services in Maine, with nearly 45,000 patient visits in 2015 at locations in Scarborough, Brunswick and Kennebunk. Tufts Medical Center’s Cancer Center is a leader in cancer treatment in Boston, with a deep history of innovation and a specialization in complex cancer treatments. Through the affiliation agreement, Tufts MC will be NECS’s preferred academic medical center when patients need complex treatments such as bone marrow transplants, second opinions, or access to innovative clinical trials. Together, NECS and Tufts MC will: