Referring Physicians

Why San Cristóbal Cancer Institute

The outlook for people with cancer is changing rapidly — and has never been more positive. As a comprehensive cancer center whose leadership boasts over 30 years of radiotherapy experience, San Cristóbal Cancer Institute is raising the bar in local cancer care and we’re revolutionizing healthcare in Ponce and Puerto Rico.


We offer the latest techniques to diagnose and treat cancer, no matter which type of cancer or allied disease your patient may have. Through our multidisciplinary team approach, we provide your patient with a diverse physician, nursing, and research expertise, ensuring that he or she has the best chance possible for a cure and a high quality of life. We’d love to see your practice join our efforts.


Our top-notch, board-certified medical professionals have the knowledge and expertise to treat cancer from all stages and for patients of all ages. Our specialized care differentiates us from other cancer treatment centers in Puerto Rico and sets a high standard locally and abroad.


We have aggressively invested in latest-generation cancer treatment, radiotherapy and imaging technology for a variety of applications, setting a new, higher standard for cancer care island-wide. Contact us today to find out about the cutting-edge tech to be unveiled at our center.


At San Cristóbal Cancer Institute, patients come first. With dedicated teams working hard to provide education resources, caring psychology and social work professionals, and other support tools available to patients and their families, our institution promotes a patient-centric approach during such an overwhelming process.

Refer Your Patients With Confidence.

Thank you for entrusting your patient’s care to us. Our partnerships with health professionals in our communities are vital. We’re grateful for each referral you make to SCCI, whether it be for a patient requiring an initial cancer assessment, screening or surveillance, treatment, a second opinion, or a pathology consultation, and we’ll keep you informed throughout the referral process and your patient’s course of treatment. We also offer resources for physician outreach that enhance each partner’s experience, as well as other helpful links in our Physician Resources section. Ultimately, when you and other healthcare professionals entrust your patients to our care, we help assure that everyone benefits from our drive to change how the world treats cancer.

Less Waiting Means Better Outcomes.

Advances in cancer care and research are occurring at an extremely rapid pace, improving patient outcomes and survivorship.  As an innovative cancer-specific healthcare facility in Ponce, the San Cristóbal Cancer Institute offers your patients access to the most advanced treatment options including cutting-edge radiotherapy, precision medicine, and alternative treatment, without the wait time required at other centers (locally and otherwise). This shorter lead time helps ensure that your patient will have the best chance possible for a cure and a high quality of life.

Clear, Constant Communication.

As your patient’s primary physician, you are a valuable member of our team that we keep informed throughout the process and your patient’s course of treatment. Upon completion of treatment, we will continue to provide support to you and your patient, as needed. We also provide our referring physicians with news an updates about the Center, industry updates and more information to enhance the education, work and treatment experience for all parties.

A Vanguard Institution.

By pursuing the best medical team, investing aggressively in cutting-edge technology and closely following the newest cancer research, we have set a high standard of excellence in cancer detection and treatment statewide. Our sophisticated equipment, paired with the unwavering commitment of our staff, make San Cristóbal Cancer Institute a unique and safe haven for patients and their families.

The Most Advanced Cancer Care Center in Puerto Rico.

Grupo San Cristóbal has conducted tremendous industry research and invested aggressively in the newest and most sophisticated equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of cancers at our new center. Our forward-thinking approach to cancer treatment is supported by cutting-edge PET Scan machinery as well as the most advanced radiotherapy system available island-wide, in an effort to deliver the highest quality of care possible.

More Precise Diagnosis

SCCI is home to some of the latest and most advanced imaging and diagnostics technology in the market today, providing accurate and efficient screening and detection services to patients while slashing the wait time dramatically.

Aggressive Treatment

With the expertise and insight of over 30 years of radiotherapy experience, our medical leadership brings unmatched hands-on knowledge that allows us to aggressively treat cancer at ay stage.

A Holistic Approach

Using the newest technology, coupled with alternative medicine and palliative care, we are able to provide an innovative treatment outlook, transforming traditional cancer care for our patients.

The Latest Technology

We believe that screening saves lives and prompt treatment can truly make a difference in a patient’s life, but only if coupled with the best tools, and the most knowledgeable medical staff to provide efficiency and assurance to a patient before, during and after their journey through cancer. At San Cristóbal Cancer Institute we have conducted exhaustive industry research and invested aggressively in the latest technology in detection and treatment of a variety of cancer types, to ensure the best possible patient outcomes and elevate the local standard in cancer treatment. Through partnerships with some of the leading healthcare manufacturers, we have developed a holistic approach to cancer care, applying the expertise and wealth of resources that Grupo San Cristóbal boasts through its multidisciplinary team of medical professionals and administrative leadership.

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

We have transformed the old Hospital Andrés Grillasca facilities into a new center for hope for patients and their families. Through a robust remodel and by integrating the most modern equipment, we have created a new safe haven for generations to come.

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