Liver Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Program

The Liver Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Program is New Jersey's only multidisciplinary group dedicated to the management and treatment of benign and malignant liver nd bile duct tumors.  The Program’s team of clinicians provides each patient with a comprehensive evaluation by surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and social workers.

Program team members meet regularly to discuss and recommend the best treatment options for patients which may include participation in a clinical trial, many of which are only available only at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

With translational research as an important part of the cancer center’s mission, basic scientists regularly contribute their expertise assisting physicians with solving clinical problems. This integrated approach between clinicians and basic scientists allows the group to bring promising treatment options to the clinical setting at a rapid pace.

Information regarding potential treatment options can be found at:

Clinical Trials:

Useful Links from the Resource and Learning Center:

Staff of this Program:

Darren R. Carpizo, MD, PhD, Director, Hepatobiliary Program and Surgical Oncologist
H. Richard Alexander, Jr. MD, Chief Surgical Officer
Rebecca Burke, MD, Palliative Care Specialist
Michael Censullo, MD, Interventional Radiologist
Miral Sadaria Grandhi, MD, Surgical Oncologist
Howard Hochster, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist
Jasdeep S. Hundal, Psy.D., ABPP-Cn, Director of Neuropsychology

Salma Jabbour, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Timothy Kennedy, MD, MBA, Surgical Oncologist
Usha Malhotra, MD, Medical Oncologist
Hazar Michael, MD, Gastroenterologist
John Nosher, MD, Interventional Radiologist
Elizabeth Poplin, MD, Medical Oncologist
Kristen Spencer, DO, MPH, Medical Oncologist

Carmela Hoefling, RN, MSN, AP-C, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Joyce Plaza, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Nurse
Brenda Bly, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Social Worker


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