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Breakthrough Cancer Care

Working in partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and private physicians in the community, RWJ offers a full-range of medical, surgical and radiological weapons to help patients in their battle against the disease while preserving quality of life.

Highlights

  • 103 inpatient adult and pediatric cancer beds
  • Same-day chemotherapy unit: seven-day-a-week patient access for quality and convenience
  • Nationally accredited Breast Care Connection Program
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Radiation Oncology Department providing the latest advances in radiotherapy including : Gamma Knife, Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic radiosurgery, Total skin electron beam therapy, Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Access to state-of-the-art surgical technology, including the latest in minimally invasive techniques like robotic surgery.

Our facility incorporates the varied disciplines that define advanced state-of-the-art approaches in comprehensive cancer care. These approaches include sophisticated techniques in diagnosis, surgical options, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and radiation therapy.

Team Approach

As the flagship hospital for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who focus on a specific type of cancer led physicians who are experts in the cause and treatment of that disease. Physicians and scientists work side by side to make sure the most advanced and sophisticated treatments get to the patients quickly and safely. Outstanding scientific contributions towards the national goal of reducing the incidence of cancer and improving the outcomes for cancer patients continue to be made. Our main areas of care and focus include but are not limited to:

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hematologic Malignancies
  • Liver and Bile Duct Cancer
  • Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Appointments

Call 1-888-809-6519 or Send Us an Email

Our Team

Our breast cancer care team includes a collaborative approach among medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast radiologists, nurse practitioners, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, social workers, oncology education specialists and clinical psychologists for the evaluation of common breast problems, including:

  • abnormal mammograms,
  • breast lumps and
  • other breast symptoms

The multidisciplinary team meets each week to discuss patient cases and determine the best course of treatment.

Technology

  • Mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound-guided core breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy

Under One Roof

Patients do not have to travel to different locations to see a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist or receive chemotherapy. Other program highlights include:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Access to clinical trials

Both available through our relationship with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Appointments

Call 1-888-809-6520 or Send Us an Email

Our Team

Our Urologic Oncology Program provides highly specialized care for patients with tumors of the genitourinary (GU) tract.

Our physicians have specialized clinical and research interest in tumors of the prostate, testes, kidney, and bladder.

Our physicians are leaders in laparoscopic renal procedures and have extensive experience with robotic prostatectomy. We have developed a center of excellence for robotic surgery.

We offer a unique range of treatments for patients with low risk prostate cancer through to those with the most serious cases.

Active Surveillance Program

This program is for patients at very low risk for prostate cancer. The program is also designed to minimize the risk of intervention by carefully analyzing the risk factors. There is a set criteria we follow which is based on the best research available.

    Many patients will never need treatment and this program helps to monitor and treat if necessary.


Salvage Prostatectomy
For patients whom other treatments have been unsuccessful. It is very high risk but offers a treatment for patients who thought they were out
of options.

Clinical Trials
Available through Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, these trials are designed to examine the use of a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and
surgery.

We offer a multidisciplinary clinic:

  • urological oncologists
  • radiation oncologists
  • medical oncologists

Appointments

Call 1-888-809-6522 or Send Us an Email

Our Team

The Thoracic Oncology Program is a multidisciplinary clinical and scientific group designed to offer a full spectrum of the latest, most advanced treatments for patients with cancer of the lung, pleura, and mediastinum and has outstanding outcomes for morbidity and mortality.

Patients have access to the latest in minimally invasive surgical options and ongoing clinical trials.

  • Surgeons
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiologists

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma
  • large cell carcinoma

Personalized Care

Each patient's treatment regimen is individualized according to the type of lung cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the general health of each patient. There are three main forms of cancer treatment for lung cancer:

  1. Surgery
    • Video-assisted thoracic surgery Minimally invasive approach that eliminates the need to spread the ribs for lung cancer surgery. It is used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
    • Muscle sparing surgery Results in patients having less pain and more movement when compared to an open procedure.
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Radiation therapy

They may be used alone or in different combinations

Appointments

Call 1-888-809-6534 or Send Us an Email

Our Team

The dedicated doctors and researchers of the Gynecologic Oncology Program take a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of and research on cancers of the female reproductive system. Our physicians are trained to perform surgery as well as medically manage patients.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art, comprehensive care for women with gynecologic malignancies.
  • Continuity of Care Model: The same oncology team cares for the patient from time of diagnosis through last treatment.
  • Experts in both minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
  • Patients have access to the latest clinical trials available in cervical and ovarian cancers through the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

For Patients with Limited Treatment Options

  • Gynecologic oncology team works closely with the Development Therapeutics Group at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to provide hope for new, innovative treatments and therapies.
  • Access to support groups and a dedicated social worker.
  • Genetic counseling available for patients that may be predisposed to gynecologic cancers.
 
Contact Us

Breast Cancer: 1-888-809-6519
Prostate Cancer:
1-888-809-6520
Thoracic Cancer:
1-888-809-6522
Gynecological Cancer:
1-888-809-6534

Cancer is an enemy that takes careful precision to conquer.

Meet a few of the patients whose lives have been touched by the remarkable cancer team at RWJ.

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