Breast Cancer Program
At the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients with breast
cancer receive highly personalized, state-of-the-art care from
experts who specialize in every dimension of treatment,
including screening, imaging, diagnosis, surgical treatment,
reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, and
rehabilitation. In addition, we offer specialized services to
help women create long-term strategies for survivorship and
prevent a recurrence.
The heart of the Breast Cancer Program is our team approach.
At UConn, every woman’s case is carefully reviewed, on an
ongoing basis, by a diverse group of caregivers including
surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, reconstructive
surgeons, pathologists, genetic specialists, researchers,
oncology nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and more.
Because no two women are the same, and no two breast cancers are
the same, each case receives unique, thoughtful analysis by an
experienced group of specialists. We strongly believe this leads
to optimal care for every woman.
Along with our team approach, other services for women with
breast cancer at UConn include:
- Care from nationally recognized experts and an
accomplished and experienced medical team
- Today’s most sophisticated technologies
- Access to today’s most promising clinical trials to
- Unique services to address all of your concerns, such as
the Cancer Fatigue Clinic to help patients manage fatigue
- Emotional support through our social work service,
pastoral care program and the William Raveis-American Cancer
Society Navigator Program that provides direct assistance to
patients every step of the way throughout their care
- Easy access to the vast resources of the American Cancer
Society including support groups like Reach to Recovery,
assistance with wigs and cosmetic concerns through Look Good
Feel Better, as well as up-to-date information kits and a
24-hour hotline for immediate assistance
- Expert care through the Cancer Prevention Program for
Women and Hereditary Cancer Program to empower patients with
ongoing knowledge to help prevent a recurrence
Breast Nurse Navigator
UConn’s Breast Nurse Navigator is a nursing professional who
is dedicated to coordinate the clinical, educational and
supportive needs of our patients who are either facing a
possible breast cancer diagnosis or newly diagnosed with breast
cancer. The Breast Nurse Navigator is here to help you and your
loved ones navigate along the way.
The Breast Nurse Navigator serves as a consistent and
knowledgeable clinical resource to assist patients throughout
their course of treatment. She coordinates care between health
care providers (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
physician’s office) and connects patients and families to
resources for disease management or treatment-related problems.
She identifies the educational needs of patients and families
and ensures that these needs are met.
To contact our Breast Nurse Navigator, call
Thanks to support from the National Institutes of Health, the
American Cancer Society and other national groups, as well as
generous support from the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative,
our team is also engaged in exciting research to improve breast
cancer diagnoses, treatments and prevention strategies.
Our Specialists and Staff
- Susan H. Tannenbaum, M.D.
Director, Medical Oncology
Bruce Brenner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Peter Deckers, M.D.
Christina Stevenson, M.D.
Molly Tsipouras, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., CPBN-IC
Breast Nurse Navigator
Request an Appointment
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appointment or for more information, call 800-579-7822 or 860-679-2100.
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