Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07902
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, provides award-winning cancer care to patients in the New Jersey and New York metro area. We are a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the State’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. We have also received the Outstanding Achievement Award and Three Year Approval with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Our cancer center features:
Learn about the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center.
- A patient-focused environment
- Multidisciplinary care
- Board-certified physicians
- Oncology professionals trained in nursing, social work, radiation therapy and other areas of expertise
- Integrative medicine therapies, including relaxation, guided imagery, meditation, yoga, massage and other mind body techniques
- Community education, prevention and detection programs
- Support resources for all stages of cancer care
- State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options
- Access to clinical trials through national Cooperative Oncology Groups
Specialized Cancer Services:
Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center
Our breast center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and was the first in New Jersey to use a stereotactic breast biopsy system and features advanced diagnostics such as digital mammography and computer assisted design (CAD) technology. We also provide ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone density services. Breast cancer treatment, provided at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, includes breast conserving surgery, total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, as well as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and clinical trials.
Women's Cancer Center
Our board-certified experts diagnosis and treat cancers unique to women. Recognizing the importance of catching cancer prematurely, we provide an early detection program for cervical cancer, as well as an ovarian cancer screening trial. For women already diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, our center offers an array of treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery and access to clinical trials with the Gynecologic Oncology Group.
Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey
We provide state-of-the-art care for patients with a variety of benign and malignant brain tumors, as well as neurological complications due to cancer. Some of our services include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion and perfusion imaging, CyberKnife radiosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery and clinical trials.
Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Thoracic Tumor Program
Our program provides care to patients with cancers of the lung, mediastinum, pleura, esophagus and chest wall. Services include minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, radiation therapies, including CyberKnife and brachytherapy, and surgical techniques, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery.
Urologic Cancer Program
We offer comprehensive care for both men and women with genito-urinary cancers. Our multidisciplinary team of board-certified urologists, surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and physicists work together to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan. What’s more, we have the latest technology, including robotic surgery and CyberKnife radiosurgery. We also offer a Prostate Navigate Program – a unique, patient-centered consultation service where you can meet with a multidisciplinary team of cancer experts and a nurse navigator who’ll provide emotional support and guidance throughout all stages of care.
At Overlook Medical Center, we’re able to treat all types of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal, stomach, biliary tract (bile duct), small intestine, colon, rectal, liver and pancreatic cancers. Through our multidisciplinary clinics and conferences, each patient meets with our nurse navigator and our team of physicians specializing in surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology, who review each case and recommend an individualized treatment plan. Some of our state-of-the-art services include 3D trans rectal ultrasound with ultrasound guided biopsy, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic ultrasound and a hybrid procedure that combines laparoscopic and traditional surgery to treat malignant colon disease.
The Valerie Fund Children's Center
Part of Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, the Valerie Fund Children’s Center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with cancers and blood disorders.
Treatment and Support Services:
Overlook Medical Center was the first hospital in the New York City region to offer CyberKnife radiosurgery – a non-invasive, highly accurate and painless procedure – for the treatment of tumors and lesions in the brain, neck, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate. What’s more, we use special 3-D treatment planning systems and a simulator to map a patient’s radiation care. Most of our treatments, such as our high performance linear accelerator and brachytherapy, aim to maximize radiation while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.
Our patients have access to chemotherapy treatments, blood tests and treatment for blood cancers and disorders – all provided in a relaxing supportive environment with personal DVD and CD players, books and magazines, refreshments and more.
Participation in a clinical study gives eligible patients early access to promising new treatment, often at no additional cost, and is considered the highest standard of care when it is available. In addition to treatment studies, we offer trials related to screenings, quality of life and survivorship.
People with a family history of cancer or those who have been previously diagnosed with cancer can assess their cancer risk through personalized consultations with a certified genetic counselor in a private and confidential setting. We also provide specialized support groups for individuals who have tested positive for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
Psychosocial Support and Counseling Services
At any time during treatment, our social workers can assist patients or their families with non-medical concerns related to diagnosis, treatment or hospitalization. These may include financial assistance, health care resources, work-related issues and home care or hospice needs. Private sessions with a counselor are also available for patients who wish to discuss any fears, anxieties or depression they may be experiencing.
Integrative Medicine Programs
At Overlook Medical Center, we provide meditation, stress reduction, guided imagery, yoga, massage therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu, among other integrative medicine therapies, to help relax the minds and bodies of our patients both during and after their cancer treatment.
Through instructional materials, group education and one-on-one counseling, our registered dietitian helps patients design an eating plan to meet their individual nutritional needs.
Find a doctor who specializes in oncology or call 1-800-247-9580.