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Breast Cancer Center

We are pioneers in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and work to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our experts use the latest techniques and technology to diagnose and treat all stages and types of breast cancer. Working closely together, our team develops the most effective and highly individualized treatment plan for you.

As part of Perlmutter Cancer Center, our experts at NYU Langone’s Breast Cancer Center are leaders in research and collaborate with scientists around the world to develop the most innovative treatment options. We offer many clinical trials, including trials for types of breast cancer that may be less responsive to standard therapies. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a designation given for our high standards in breast cancer treatment.

Dr. Sylvia Adams with Patient

Our breast cancer specialists provide preventive treatment for people who are at high risk of breast cancer. We also treat male breast cancer and more advanced types of breast cancer. When you come to us for treatment, we make your visit as convenient as possible. You can often see your doctor and receive diagnostic and treatment services, including breast imaging, biopsies, and genetic testing, on the same day and in the same location.

Your team of breast surgeons, oncologists, geneticists, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons collaborate to help you understand the diagnosis and treatment options so that you can make informed choices about your care.

Integrated Approach to Breast Cancer Care

Our specialists take an integrated approach to address all aspects of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Through our high-risk screening program, we help identify specific genetic mutations, such as BRCA, and provide genetic counseling to manage risk and prevent breast cancer.

Our radiologists have developed novel MRI techniques that assess the chemical content of body tissues to help experts more accurately detect the presence of breast cancer. Our breast cancer surgeons were the first in New York City to use MarginProbe®, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved device, during breast-conserving surgery. Using electromagnetic waves, this device identifies leftover cancerous tissue, helping to avoid the need for additional surgery.

If you opt for breast reconstruction after breast-conserving or breast removal surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons offer the latest reconstructive techniques. Our doctors also work closely with reproductive medicine specialists at NYU Langone’s Fertility Center and NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York to offer options such as freezing unfertilized eggs or fertilized embryos, before your treatment begins.

For ongoing support during breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, we provide individual counseling and support groups. To help you recover from surgery, chemotherapy, and other treatments, we offer integrative medicine services, including massage therapy and acupuncture.

Pioneers in Breast Cancer Research

Our experts are at the forefront of research and the latest techniques to diagnose and treat breast cancer. We are a national leader in clinical trials and led an international clinical trial that found that women who have triple-negative breast cancer—one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer—had better outcomes if they received a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy compared with chemotherapy alone.

Our radiation oncologists have also pioneered the use of prone radiation therapy through clinical trials. This treatment allows for more precise targeting of the treatment dose to the breast while avoiding organs such as the heart and lungs.

Combining leading research with excellent clinical care, our team delivers the most effective breast cancer treatment.

Make an Appointment

We have doctors located throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. To schedule an appointment with a provider closest to you, please view our list of doctors. If you need assistance, please call 212-731-6000.

For patients of Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, our cancer navigator can help with making an appointment and coordinating care. To reach the breast cancer navigator, call 516-663-3887.

Perlmutter Cancer Center

We provide advanced treatment for a variety of cancers and blood disorders, and are leaders in cancer research.

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Our Team of Doctors

Our team of experts includes surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons.

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Our Leadership

  • Sylvia Adams, MD

    Director, Breast Cancer Center | Medical Oncology

    Dr. Adams leads a multidisciplinary team of more than 50 physicians and research scientists who work together to provide outstanding breast cancer care to patients.

    Dr. Adams is also professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Health and a board-certified medical oncologist who, since joining NYU Langone’s faculty in 2003, has provided clinical care for women and men who have or are at risk for breast cancer. She is an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer immunotherapy who has led groundbreaking research and clinical studies leading to new treatments for triple-negative breast cancer.

    Dr. Adams serves as the co-chair of the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Immuno-Oncology (BIO) Task Force and has received prestigious grants from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute to support her work. Her research has been presented at international meetings and published in many medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Network, Nature, and The Lancet.

    Dr. Adams’s work has also been featured in prominent media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. She has also appeared on several TV shows including on ABC7NY’s breast cancer special.

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