Breast Oncology: Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Care Team

Treatment at the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center is provided by a multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized physicians in their field who have expertise in routine, rare and complex breast cancers for both men and women. The Center offers the full spectrum of therapeutic procedures and advanced treatment options including clinical trials. Comprehensive services from screening and diagnosis through treatment, support, and survivorship are offered.

Our compassionate breast cancer care team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast radiologists, nurse practitioners, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, social workers, oncology education specialists and clinical psychologists who develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, helping to understand and navigate their disease. The Center has a full line of support services available for patients including dieticians, support groups, on-site pharmacy, and financial counselors. 

Patients with concerns about hereditary breast cancer or other high-risk breast conditions are evaluated in the LIFE Center, where genetic counseling and testing is available. The LIFE Center is dedicated to teaching young women how to maintain breast health and reduce the factors that increase their risk of breast cancer.

Patients who are beyond the active treatment phase of their care may have lingering or late appearing effects from their disease or treatment. As a result, cancer survivors need specialized healthcare services that include proper monitoring and health maintenance activities. The Survivorship Program is designed to meet the special needs of cancer survivors by addressing their unique health issues. The program strives to assist in maintaining and promoting an individual's best possible level of health and improve their overall quality of life.

The Center integrate a spectrum of clinical, basic, and translational research activities, assuring close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians for the rapid translation of research discoveries to clinical care and to enlist the assistance of basic researchers in solving clinical problems.

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Staff of this Program:

ToppmeyerDeborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, Director, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center and Chief Medical Officer


BlackwoodM. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, Chief, Section of Breast Surgery


Surgical Oncologists

Firas Eladoumikdachi, MD, FACS


KowzunMaria Kowzun, MD


KumarShicha Kumar, MD, FACS


Lindsay Potdevin, MD


Medical Oncologists

ChanNancy Chan, MD  


GanesanShridar Ganesan, MD, PhD



Mridula George, MD


OmeneCoral O. Omene, MD, PhD


ToppmeyerDeborah L. Toppmeyer, MD


Radiation Oncologists

HafftyBruce Haffty, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology


OhriNisha Ohri, MD


Oncology Support Services
Deborah Leif, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker

Elizabeth Berg, RN, MSN, APN-C, Advanced Practice Nurse
Jacquelyn Lauria, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Dorothy Pierce, APN, OCN, CRN, CBCN, Advanced Practice Nurse
Susan Schwartz, MSN, RN, APN, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Joan Quagliata, RN, OCN, Staff Nurse
Trish Dennigan, BSN, RN, OCN, Nurse Clinician









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