Today, geography is no longer a constraint on innovation or expertise in fighting cancer. Right here at NECS, we have our own research department led by Dr. Christian Thomas, and collaborate with leading cancer researchers and treatment specialists across the nation and beyond. These are two of our key partners in bringing leading-edge therapies and technology to our patients in Maine and New Hampshire:

Tufts Medical Center’s Cancer Center

Tufts Medical Center’s Cancer Center

New England Cancer Specialists has a clinical affiliation with Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) that greatly expands patients’ access to advanced cancer care, innovative clinical trials, and survivorship resources.

Tufts MC 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 is our preferred academic medical center when patients need complex treatments such as bone marrow transplants, second opinions, or access to innovative clinical trials. Together, we offer the following advanced services:

  • Expanded survivorship care services for adolescent and adult cancer survivors
  • Promotion of an Oncology Medical Home to measure, ensure, and deliver the highest possible quality cancer care
  • Collaboration on virtual tumor boards where patient cases are studied by a group of highly experienced cancer experts across the care continuum
  • Partnership on "precision medicine" and the application of immunotherapy specifically targeted to enhance the immune system of individual patients.

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Cancer MoonShot 2020

Cancer Breakthroughs 2020

We are also proud to partner with Tufts in Cancer Breakthroughs 2020, a collaborative nationwide initiative to accelerate the potential of immunotherapy for cancer care.

The CancerBreakthroughs 2020 initiative was launched in January, 2016 at a conference convened by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong with Vice President Biden and a multidisciplinary group of health care experts. Andrew Evens, DO, MS, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Tufts Cancer Center attended, and Dr. Soon-Shiong helped facilitate the collaboration between Tufts Medical Center and NECS.

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