Auerbach Breast Center Recognized by American Cancer Society




NEWTON, Mass. (October, 2012)The Auerbach Breast Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital was recognized by the American Cancer Society for their extraordinary efforts supporting breast cancer patients, while also supporting the Society’s mission to save lives, create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. The special presentation took place at the Society's 20th anniversary Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston on October 14 at the DCR Hatch Shell.

Claire Cronin, MD, Clinical Director of the Auerbach Breast Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital accepted the honor, presented by Don Gudaitis, Executive Vice President for the American Cancer Society. The Auerbach Breast Center was one of eight Massachusetts breast health facilities recognized and celebrated by the American Cancer Society at Making Strides in Boston for their dedication and commitment to serving breast cancer patients and caregivers.

Since opening at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 2003, the Auerbach Breast Center has treated thousands of women for a wide range of conditions, including mastitis, breast cysts, fibroadenomas and cancer. The staff provides a full spectrum of services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling. By having the entire multidisciplinary team under one roof, patients have easy access to all of their caregivers and superb coordination of care. The team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons and genetic counselors. The Breast Center also works closely with the Vernon Cancer Center, Women’s Imaging Center, as well as pathology and surgical services to provide patients with a seamless experience.

Breast Center physicians have many years of training, specialty credentials and experience in breast care. Surgeons are highly skilled in the latest breast conservation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Newton-Wellesley oncologists offer the most advanced chemotherapy treatments available, including emerging therapies through participation in national cancer trials. In case of cancer, the Breast Center’s highly trained specialists will collaborate to create a treatment plan based on the needs of the patients and the latest methods and protocols.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.


Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical, surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care. Newton-Wellesley has been serving its community for over a century. The medical staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician, contact CareFinder at 617-243-6566 or visit

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital


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