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About the Lipson Cancer Center

Rochester General Hospital's Dawn and Jacques Lipson MD Cancer Center is recognized as a leading regional provider of care for cancer and blood disorders. Radiation Oncology is additionally accredited by the American College of Radiology. Each of our Oncology and Hematology physicians is board certified in their specialty, and our facility is highly involved in education and clinical research. The Lipson Cancer Center encompasses all disciplines that contribute to the care of cancer and hematology patients. Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology are supported by ancillary services to provide the complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.


We are a clinical research affiliate of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

"Our integrated approach to patient care enables us to provide patients with the most comprehensive consultation and the best possible treatment."   -  Dr. Pradyumna Phatak, Director of Oncology

View the 2013 Lipson Cancer Center Annual Report

Our Mission

The mission of the Lipson Cancer Center is to provide the highest quality of medical care in a compassionate and timely fashion. We are committed to advancing cancer prevention, education, diagnosis, treatments and research to provide patients with access to promising and innovative therapy. Supporting an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to cancer services, we strive to insure the needs for cancer care within our community are continuously being met.

Our Cancer Care Team

Rochester General Hospital's team of cancer care experts includes oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, nurses, therapists, physicists, pharmacists, social workers  and support staff. We work closely with you and your primary care physician, so that together, we can determine the most effective and appropriate care.

Providing for the physical and emotional needs of every patient, we also offer nutrition counseling, physical therapy, psychosocial assistance, pastoral care and home care. We also offer the area's only hemophilia center, the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center, conveniently located at Rochester General.

A Comfortable, Private Setting

Our Center provides a comfortable, private setting for patients and their families. Parking is convenient in a separate parking lot only a few steps from the Center's entrance. A patient lounge offers a relaxing place to wait for treatment. And, both chemotherapy and radiation are available in one centralized location.

An on-site phlebotomist eliminates the need for patients to travel to a laboratory in another part of the hospital for blood tests. An expanded suite of examination rooms eliminates unnecessary delays to see medical professionals and gives patients, families and staff a place for counseling and treatment. 

Our new satellite office at Linden Oaks Medical Campus provides an easily accessible, comfortable facility that is close to home for our patients in southeast Monroe County. Office visits with Medical and Radiation Oncologists, as well as treatments in a modern, state of the art infusion center are offered at the Linden Oaks office.

We Partner With You Against Cancer


An oncology social worker helps patients work through the emotional and economic problems that often accompany a serious illness -- from helping to understand insurance forms to securing home care and finding someone to watch the children.

Just Ask Us - We Can Answer Your Questions

A patient education area, fully equipped with videotapes, printed materials and other resources provides cancer patients and their families with information to help understand their illness and treatment. 

Prevention and Wellness Information

Rochester General offers a variety of programs and services to help you find the information you are looking for. We offer free public courses and seminars year-round, a Wellness Information Center coordinated by professional medical librarians, and physician and referral information. Just call the RGHS call center at 922-LINK and ask about any of these easily accessible services, or search the RGHS web site.

Office Hours

Rochester General Hospital's Lipson Cancer Center hours are generally 8 am to 4:30 pm. Rest assured, any emergency concerns can be handled 24-hours a day by our physicians on-call.             



Lipson Cancer Center Telephone Numbers

Medical Oncology/Hematology    (585) 922-4020
Radiation Oncology      (585) 922-4031
Surgical Oncology  (585) 922-4715
Social Work (585) 922-4839


We Welcome Your Support!

Rochester General Hospital's Lipson Cancer Center welcomes your support for continuing education and research. Donations are made through the Rochester General Foundation or call us at (585) 922-4800.


Dawn & Jacques Lipson MD Cancer Center 
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 922-4020