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St. Joseph's Health Launches Cancer Care Service Line in Partnership with Roswell Park

Syracuse hospital is the newest member of the Roswell Park Care Network

  • Collaboration brings exceptional oncology services to Central New York
  • Oncologist Haider Ali Khadim, MD, now providing care at St. Joseph's
  • Care will integrate advanced therapies and personalized treatment plans

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking Cancer Care service line, bringing exceptional oncology services to Central New York. With medical oncology provided in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY, this initiative reinforces the Hospital's commitment to providing personalized, patient-centric cancer care close to home.

The newly established Cancer Care service line at St. Joseph’s Health aims to redefine the landscape of cancer treatment, offering a holistic approach to care that integrates advanced therapies, personalized treatment plans, and a collaborative team of experts. This program ensures patients receive the highest quality care while navigating their cancer journey.

“St. Joseph’s Health is dedicated to delivering innovative and compassionate cancer care tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our Comprehensive Cancer Care Service Line, with medical oncology provided in collaboration with Roswell Park, brings nationally recognized expertise right here to Syracuse,” says Dr. Steven Hanks, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health and St. Peter’s Health Partners.

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The cornerstone of this initiative is the partnership with Roswell Park, a nationally recognized leader in cancer care. Established in 2019, the Roswell Park Care Network is a dynamic alliance of medical providers committed to delivering exceptional, guideline-driven care to patients across New York State and beyond. This collaboration allows St. Joseph's Health to offer the latest treatment options, integrated care plans, access to clinical trials, and advanced telemedicine via Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in upstate New York.

“We are thrilled to work collaboratively with St. Joseph’s Health to expand access to the most innovative cancer treatment options in Syracuse and Central New York,” says Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President, CEO and M&T Bank Presidential Chair in Leadership at Roswell Park. “We remain steadfast in our dedication to bring the expertise of our nationally designated cancer center to more patients, no matter where they live. Patients of this affiliation will not only benefit from the care of an excellent oncologist in Dr. Khadim, but also the consult of a whole team of multidisciplinary cancer experts back in Buffalo to help ensure all options are considered and the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.”

“At St. Joseph’s Health, we recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Our collaborative team, including cancer specialists, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists, works seamlessly to optimize treatment plans and provide the best possible outcomes for our patients,” adds Meredith Price, President of St. Joseph’s Health Hospital.

As part of this transformative venture, St. Joseph’s Health and Roswell Park welcome Haider Ali Khadim, MD, an experienced oncologist, as the newest addition to the Cancer Care Service Line. Dr. Khadim brings expertise and a commitment to delivering high-quality, individualized cancer care to the region. Dr. Khadim holds his MBBS from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan and completed his residency and fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

St. Joseph’s Health Cancer Care offers a wide range of treatments and services, including accurate and timely diagnosis through the latest imaging procedures, comprehensive lab services, genetic testing, and advanced endoscopic procedures. The program covers various cancer types, such as breast, colorectal, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

St. Joseph’s Health Cancer Care is now accepting patients. More information can be found here.


About St. Joseph’s Health
St. Joseph’s Health, a non-profit health care system in Syracuse, NY, has been a trailblazer in the field since 1869, when it became the city’s first public hospital. Its commitment to exceptional care is evident in a network of primary, specialized, and partner care facilities, providing a range of services to promote long-term health in the communities we serve. St. Joseph’s has been ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, is a designated Primary Stroke Center, and is consistently named a Best Regional Hospital and #1 in the Syracuse Metro area by US News and World Report. St. Joseph’s Health is dedicated to excellence, innovation, and compassionate patient care. From pioneering ambulance services in Syracuse to being the first in Central New York to use DaVinci robotic surgery technology in an outpatient facility, St. Joseph’s legacy of firsts demonstrates its ongoing commitment to leading medical advancements. Affiliated with St. Joseph’s Physicians and a member of Trinity Health, St. Joseph’s Health is your trusted partner in health, combining a rich history with a forward-thinking approach to ensure the health and well-being of our communities.

About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic health care systems in the nation. It is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians caring for diverse communities across 25 states. Nationally recognized for care and experience, the Trinity Health system includes 88 hospitals, 131 continuing care locations, the second largest PACE program in the country, 125 urgent care locations and many other health and well-being services. Based in Livonia, Michigan, its annual operating revenue is $20.2 billion with $1.2 billion returned to its communities in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

About Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
From the world’s first chemotherapy research to the PSA prostate cancer biomarker, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center generates innovations that shape how cancer is detected, treated and prevented worldwide. Driven to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity, the Roswell Park team of 4,000 makes compassionate, patient-centered cancer care and services accessible across New York State and beyond. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park was among the first three cancer centers nationwide to become a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and is the only one to hold this designation in Upstate New York. To learn more about Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Roswell Park Care Network, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

Media Contact

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