Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center serves communities throughout New York, including the Bronx, Hudson Valley, Westchester, Manhattan and beyond. We’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with state-of-the-art cancer care and comprehensive support, as well as education and the resources you need to live a healthier, happier life and have the best outcomes possible.
As one of the country’s first National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers, we have a long history of putting our community at the center of what we do. In addition to our clinical care and research, community outreach is a critical part of our mission. Continuously you’ll see Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center working to engage and inform community members, through cancer prevention, detection and support programs tailored to meet community needs and improve health and wellness.
Community Events & Education Calendar
Programs & Services
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center offers a variety of education, prevention and outreach programs and services. These include partnerships designed to improve access to cancer screenings as well as programs focused on elevating the care experience during and after cancer treatment.
If you have cancer, your doctor may recommend therapy to shrink your tumor before surgery. This first-step treatment is known as neoadjuvant therapy and can last weeks or even months. We’ve developed a navigation program called BRONx-CAN to guide you through neoadjuvant therapy and coordinate the many visits, imaging appointments and lab tests you may need. Funded by the American Cancer Society, BRONx-CAN serves people with lung, esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and rectal cancer. The program is designed to improve outcomes through assistance navigaging one’s cancer journey and increase support for people facing cancer—especially those with barriers to care.
Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program
Cancer care isn’t only about treating the cancer itself, but about treating each individual in their entirety. We’re here to help you throughout your cancer journey by nurturing your mind, body and spirit. It’s why we created the Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program. BOLD offers free counseling, support services, wellness workshops and more.
Essen Education & Screening Partnership
Screening is essential to catching cancer in its earliest stages. In addition to the screenings at our clinical settings, we partner closely with Essen Health Care—a primary care and urgent care provider in the Bronx—to host free cancer screening events in the community.
Smoking Cessation Program
We know that quitting smoking and other tobacco products can be extremely difficult. But quitting tobacco use is key to better health and may even lower your risk of several types of cancer. We’ve developed a six-session tobacco cessation program—offered in both English and Spanish—to help you quit for good.
URBANA Lung Cancer Screening Outreach Program
Lung Cancer Screening using low-dose CT (LDCT) scans can find lung cancer in its earliest stages. Yet many people remain unaware of their screening options, or need help navigating the screening process. Through a grant from the LUNGevity Foundation we developed Project URBANA: Increasing Access to LUng Cancer ScReening in the Bronx in LAtinx and AfricaN American Communities. This program brings education and screening navigation to communities in the Bronx who are at higher risk for lung cancer.
Yonkers Rotary Club Education & Screening Partnership
We want to make cancer education and screening as accessible as possible. Our partnership with the Rotary Club of the Hudson Valley brings screening and education events into the communities we serve.
Cancer Screenings & Prevention
Cancer awareness and prevention is a key focus of our Cancer Center. Our goal is to prevent cancer or catch it as early as possible to help patients reach their best possible outcome. That’s why we’ve created programs for you and your neighbors to understand your cancer risk, take steps to lower it, catch cancer early and enjoy the highest quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Learn more about our cancer screening and prevention efforts and how they can benefit your health.
Breast Cancer Screening
Get the answers you need to make informed choices about your health. We use the most advanced imaging technology available to detect signs of breast cancer in its earliest stages. Learn more about breast cancer screening.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Prevent cervical cancer by finding and treating abnormal cells in the cervix before the cells become cancerous. Learn more about Pap smears and HPV tests used in cervical cancer screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. Thanks to screenings, it’s also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Get peace of mind and make sure that signs of the disease are caught and treated as early as possible with colorectal cancer screening options
Liver Cancer Screening
In its earliest and most curable stages, liver cancer has no symptoms, which means awareness and screening is crucial. Know your risk for liver cancer and protect your health with liver cancer screening.
Lung Cancer Screening
Depending on your smoking history and other factors, lung cancer screening might be critical in preventing or detecting cancer. Imaging scans can find lung cancer early, giving you access to a wider range of treatment options. Learn about lung cancer screening.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Though prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that affect men, screenings make it possible to catch the disease early, and early detection leads to more successful treatments. Learn more about prostate cancer screening and whether it’s right for you.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Regular skin screenings are one of the most effective ways you can protect your health, especially if you have risk factors for skin cancer. You should also get a screening if you notice any skin changes or have a family history of skin cancer. Learn more about skin cancer screening.
Access to Care & Clinical Trials
Community Resources for Researchers
To contribute to the world’s understanding of cancer and how to diagnose and treat it, researchers can access Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center resources—from our expertise, technology and laboratory settings to financial support—to further their scientific pursuits.
Medical Student Community Service
Read how medical students and members of our community benefit from our medical student community service program, which gives tomorrow’s medical professionals the opportunity to give back and learn from the communities we serve.
Teaming up with local and regional organizations, government bodies and other partners increases the positive impact we can make to enhance community health. Our partnerships strengthen our community programs and help us serve you better.