For Immediate Release: April 19, 2012

Good Samaritan National Cancer Registrars Week

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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center joined in observance of National Cancer Registrars’ Week, April 9 – 13

(West Islip, NY) The cancer registrars at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center joined their colleagues, fellow medical professionals and community leaders in observance of National Cancer Registrars’ Week, April 9 – 13.  The theme, “Partners in Progress”, reflects the role of the cancer registrar in partnering with the medical community for a cancer-free future.

“Cancer registrars play a pivotal role by capturing data—data used by researchers and medical professionals who are seeking to advance cancer prevention programs and treatment.  The efforts of cancer registrars are essential in supporting the cancer program at Good Samaritan.  We celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week to honor their important contributions,” stated Good Samaritan Hospital Chief of Hemotology/Oncology Kenneth Gold, MD.

The medical center’s state-of-the-art cancer care services incorporate all of the latest screening recommendations and modalities for the early detection of cancer.  Surgeons continue to utilize the most current techniques, including laparoscopic cancer surgery and outstanding reconstructive surgery.  Pathologists offer expertise in solid tumor pathology and hematopathology, as well as review cases which are regularly referred from outside facilities.

The hospital’s multidisciplinary, weekly cancer conference features discussion of active cases. Our team of experts includes medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and radiation oncologists establishing a tailored approach to each patient’s needs.  Additional allied health care professionals, such as oncology nurses, genetic counselors, patient navigators, social workers and members of the pastoral care team, in conjunction with Catholic Health Service’s Good Shepherd Hospice, are joined by a palliative care team, providing patients with an unsurpassed network that ensures the highest quality of care.

For more information on Good Samaritan’s cancer registry and other cancer services, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip.  The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2011.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

Good Samaritan provided more than $43 million in community service and charity care in 2011.  The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health.  This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.

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