Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center
The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital is an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approved Teaching Hospital that delivers care to more than 1,100 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. The Cancer Center organizes its care delivery system around tumor-specific Centers of Excellence in the tradition of its prestigious Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Hallmarks of these care centers are multidisciplinary case review and treatment planning, diagnostic cancer screening services, complementary medicines, patient/family navigators, hospice and palliative care, multiple psychosocial support groups for cancer patient and family and access to clinical trials which afford opportunities to access the latest therapies long before they become available to the general public. In addition, being launched this year are Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Gynecological and Thoracic Centers as well as specialty skin and blood cancer programs.