The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Recognized by Oncology Nursing Society for Supporting Nursing Team

Award to be Presented at National Conference
April 1, 2013

Nursing Staff of The Cancer Institute of New JerseyNew Brunswick, N.J. – The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) Employer Recognition Award in the medium size employer category.  The honor -- to be formally presented at the ONS Annual Congress being held later this month in Washington, D.C. -- acknowledges institutions that support the vision, mission and values of the nursing organization.  The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Center of Excellence of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Leading the transformation of cancer care, promoting excellence in oncology nursing and fostering integrity, stewardship, advocacy, excellence and inclusiveness are the core tenets upheld by ONS.  The three categories of Employer Recognition Awards (small, medium and large employers) were developed to recognize employers that show exemplary support for their registered oncology nurses that reinforces these principles.  

“As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to research, treatment, prevention and education.  From being on the front lines of patient care to helping drive clinical discoveries and beyond, our oncology nurses play a critical role in upholding each one of those pillars every day, and we are proud to support them,” said Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and associate dean for Oncology Programs at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  “The principles put forth by the Oncology Nursing Society represent the very heart of the oncology nursing profession.  We at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey are pleased that our nurses incorporate these values into their work, and we are equally pleased to be recognized by an organization that places great emphasis on oncology nursing excellence.”

“Our team is dedicated to excellence and is able to provide that distinct level of service in part thanks to the support and commitment of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey,” noted Director of Oncology Nursing Services Janet Gordils-Perez, MA, RN, APN-BC, AOCNP.  “Our center’s leadership recognizes the value and expertise of the resources and training opportunities offered through ONS, and because of this support, our nurses continue to excel in delivering quality programs and care, which ultimately translate into improved outcomes both for our patients and the community at large.”   

Along with the Employer Recognition Award, a main highlight of the annual meeting is the research that will be presented during the four-day event.  A number of nurses from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey will present posters and abstracts that highlight their investigation into oral treatment adherence and fatigue and sleep disturbances as they relate to care and quality of life for cancer patients. 

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey ( is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. Physician-scientists at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 732-235-8614 or visit Follow us on Facebook at

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), Somerset Medical Center, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.  *Academic Affiliate


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