How We Help

The Foundation is dedicated to Patient Care, Research, and Education in the fields of oncology and hematology. Your donation supports our endeavors by: serving our patients being treated in the Don Monti Cancer Centers throughout the Northwell Health System; supporting the research activities of our scientists at the Joseph & Tita Monti Research Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; and fostering the academic enrichment and growth of our students in the Joseph,Tita & Don Monti Masters Program in Genetic Counseling at Long Island University’s Post Campus.

Our immediate goal is to ease the pain and suffering of our patients and to help their families at a time of great need.

Our ultimate goal – FINDING A CURE.


The work of the Foundation is broken into the following areas:

50%

Patient Care

Patient care encompasses both ambulatory and hospital-based treatment. Twenty-three full-time oncologists, assisted by oncology nurses and other cancer-trained professionals, care for the largest patient practice in the region.  Because one of our goals is to ease the journey of our patients and their families, the Foundation frequently initiates new programs, such as the recently established Complimentary Alternative Therapies Program at North Shore University Hospital.  Begun in July 2012, this program utilizes Music Therapy, guided imagery and other relaxation therapies.

40%

Research

The Foundation sponsors basic cancer research, and has also funded various benchmarking research and past clinical trials conducted by a number of staff professionals.

10%

Education

Education in the Monti program encompasses sharing knowledge with physicians, other medical professionals and the public through seminars, lectures and other programs.  The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation has funded a Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling at LIU.  This rigorous 2-year program is multi-disciplinary in its approach, with courses in molecular genetics, clinical genetics and counseling.  Students also participate in clinical rotations at numerous hospitals, including roations in oncology, pediatrics, maternal fetal medicine and other areas.  Students in the program typically have an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences with an average GPA of 3.5, and GRE scores in the 70th percentile or above.