Departments & Services

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's inpatient oncology unit, C-5, provides advanced medical care and much more.

The unit consists of 22 beds, including eight semi-private and 14 private rooms, as well as four designated hospice beds.

It's under the direction of a board-certified oncologist and staffed by a multi-disciplinary treatment team of physicians, oncology nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacist, dietitian, social worker, care coordinator and pastoral care representative.

All work together and with the patient to create the patient's care plan. Our staff has positioned the oncology unit to provide the full spectrum of cancer treatment and services.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is designed to increase early breast and cervical cancer screening for women ages 19-64, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Cancer Alliance

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute has been selected as the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance – a transformative initiative to improve the quality of cancer care and the lives of cancer patients.


Chemotherapy uses drugs that destroy cancer cells. Drugs are usually given intravenously, but may also be given by mouth, as an injection or applied to the skin.

Computerized Tomography (CT Scan)

The computerized tomography (CT) scan is actually a computer-enhanced X-ray procedure. CT scans create a three-dimensional view (called a "slice") of a particular body structure.

Genetic Counseling

The Katherine Ann King Rudolph Hereditary Cancer Genetics Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is a genetic counseling and testing program for adults at risk of specific hereditary cancers.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI uses radio frequency waves and magnetic fields to provide clear, detailed pictures of organs, tissues - even blood. MRI of New Britain, located at the New Britain campus, operates two wide-bodied MRI units with rapid-scanning capabilities.

Nurse Navigators

Learning you have cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. Your doctors, nurses and other care providers are there to help, but it can be hard to process all the information you’re receiving and make choices about your care and treatment.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET-CT)

PET scans show areas of increased metabolic activity in specific areas of the body, which can reveal cancers in their earliest stages. CT scans show precise anatomic detail of organs and other structures in the body. The two types of scans can be combined to precisely pinpoint areas of increased metabolic activity.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses a beam of high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells. It can be used alone or with surgery, chemotherapy and/or other treatments.


The Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network manages the rehabilitative phase of cancer treatment. Our physical therapists and occupational therapists, work with you and your health care team to determine the appropriate rehabilitation goals.

Skin Cancer Prevention Clinic

Are you among the one in five Americans who develop skin cancer in their lifetime? Find out if there are any indications with a routine skin exam at the Skin Cancer Prevention Clinic at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Cancer Care

Cancer Research

THOCC Cancer Trials ADThe hospital is committed to developing new and better treatments for patients through various clinical trials conducted in our Clinical Research Departments.

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The Hospitable Hospital 

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