Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey The Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach for the full spectrum of treatment for these unique tumors.  With years of expertise, our specialists offer care for thyroid cancer including medullary thyroid cancer, parathyroid tumors, adrenal tumors and hormone-producing adrenal tumors, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, adrenocortical cancer, and carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors located throughout the body.

Our team of endocrine surgeons, neurosurgeons, surgical oncologists, endocrinologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, advanced practice nurses, social workers, and genetic counselors collaborate to ensure that each patient is cared for with an individualized approach, providing the most advanced treatment options available. Our providers meet weekly to coordinate patient care from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up, providing a close, collaborative approach between specialists. 

Amanda Laird, MD, FACSSince some endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors may occur together within genetic syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 and 2 (MEN), von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, we offer both genetic counseling and a full spectrum of testing. In addition, we can offer in-office ultrasounds and biopsies as part of the evaluation. Via a patient-centered approach, our program aims to provide the latest in diagnostic and treatment strategies as well as oncology support services throughout the course of treatment.

Our clinicians work closely with our scientists on basic, clinical, and translational research activities in an effort to advance our understanding of these unique tumors. Cutting edge clinical research conducted within the Program provides patients with access to the latest clinical trials and novel therapeutics.


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Staff of this Program:
Amanda M. Laird, MD, FACS, Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
H. Richard Alexander, Jr., MD, Chief Surgical Officer
Rebecca Burke, MD, Palliative Care Specialist
Simon M. Hanft, MD, Director, Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery and Surgical Director, Pituitary Tumor Program
Salma Jabbour, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Timothy Kennedy, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist
Sung Kim, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute and Surgical Oncologist
Usha Malhotra, MD,, Medical Oncologist
Stanley Trooskin, MD, FACS, Chief of General Surgery and Endocrine Surgeon
Hetal Vig, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor
Elina Dykhne, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse
Aleza Rubin, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse



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