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Optum® Designates Roswell Park as a Cancer Center of Excellence

  • Centers of Excellence deemed clinically superior through evaluation process
  • Roswell is one of 37 Cancer COE’s, only one in Upstate NY
  • Company evaluates center annually

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to announce its designation as an Optum® Cancer Center of Excellence (COE) for our pediatric and adult populations.

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Roswell Park is an Optum Center of Excellence in adult and pediatric populations

Optum and its Clinical Sciences Institute — a group of more than 100 practicing clinicians from across the country — develops the COE networks through a rigorous evaluation process. An industry leader in health and wellness, the company has provided evaluations for over two decades.

Roswell Park is one of 37 Cancer Centers of Excellence, and the only such designated center in Western and Upstate New York. COE’s are vetted annually to ensure they meet quality thresholds such as involvement in clinical research, quality of patient support and outcomes as well as patient satisfaction survey results. Optum has consistently recognized Roswell Park and its quality of care for a number of years.

“Continued recognition by Optum is an incredible testament to our commitment of providing the highest standards of care to everyone who comes through our doors,” said Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Roswell Park. “It is a designation that assures patients they are in the right place for their cancer treatment.”

Roswell Park is also an Optum Center of Excellence for both adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) and has received the designation each year since 2005.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

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Rebecca Vogt, Media Relations Specialist
716-845-4919; rebecca.vogt@roswellpark.org