Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health have a unique partnership that combines the strength of both entities bringing world-class cancer care close to home. This integrated cancer care model provides patients with the most advanced cancer treatment and diagnostic options in a comfortable and comprehensive patient-centric environment.
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, treating over 3 million patients a year. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick and Somerville, RWJUH-Hamilton, RWJUH-Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care organizations. Learn more
Close-to-home care critical for patients and their support network
A cancer diagnosis not only impacts the patient, it often impacts the patient’s entire support network. Having the best possible therapies close to home makes the treatment experience—which can involve multiple modalities and be time intensive—easier on both the patient and his or her support team.
In this video, Steven Libutti, MD, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health and Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses the importance of having the expertise of a national cancer institute designated comprehensive cancer center right in the patient’s backyard. For more information about cancer services at RWJBarnabas Health, please visit rwjbh.org/beatcancer.
The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ
The Cancer Center at Clara Maass Medical Center stands at the forefront of providing an extensive array of advanced cancer services. The cancer program continues to receive the prestigious accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a community hospital comprehensive cancer program. Our multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer patients utilizes the expertise of medical oncologist, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, specialized nurses, dieticians and social workers. Our board certified oncologists and sub-specialists have extensive training and credentials from distinguished facilities across the country and offer our patients access to the latest drugs, research and clinical trials. Learn more
The J. Philip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center, Toms River
As a leading provider of cancer services in the Ocean County region, the J. Philip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center focuses on combating cancer through a broadening arsenal of world-class technologies and innovative programs in all areas of cancer prevention, detection and treatment. It has been nationally recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons with accreditation since 1986. We take a comprehensive and compassionate approach to cancer care, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of experienced physicians and specialists who are highly trained in their fields of expertise.
Our regional cancer center is the nucleus of exceptional cancer care, provided in a variety of settings that offer patients and their families a comfortable and healing environment close to home. Our state-of-the-art outpatient facilities are conveniently located on campus for the delivery of chemotherapy and advanced radiation therapy. Learn more
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City
The Hematology and Oncology Section at Jersey City Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all malignant disorders and diseases of the blood, including anemia, leukemia, and bleeding problems. The section services encompass comprehensive inpatient consultation and workup including CT guided biopsy. The section of hematology and oncology provides all its patients with inpatient chemotherapy regimens and coordinates radiation therapy with other facilities in RWJBarnabas Health that are in close proximity to Jersey City Medical Center. We have specific multidisciplinary programs for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, breast cancer, cancers of the head and neck, gastrointestinal cancers and skin cancers. Learn more
Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch
The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center stands at the forefront of providing the most extensive array of highly advanced cancer services, delivered by a multi-disiplinary team of specialists in a caring and supportive environment. For decades, Monmouth Medical Center’s leadership role in oncology services has been broadened through the ongoing expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered in all areas of cancer prevention, detection and treatment. The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth brings together a host of specialists in a convenient setting to offer comprehensive cancer services.
Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a "teaching hospital cancer center" — the group's highest designation. And because a thorough analysis of the outcomes of diagnosis and treatment is crucial to outstanding care, Monmouth Medical Center offers a cancer registry that analyzes the cancer center’s significant patient volume. The Leon Hess Cancer Center Cancer Registry maintains detailed information on each cancer incidence, treatment and outcome. Learn more
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Lakewood
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Cancer Center provides a full range of treatment for all stages and sites of cancer. These advanced techniques are enhanced with valuable support services like oncology nursing, nutrition counseling, hospice care, home care, rehabilitation, social services and pastoral counseling to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and family members. The facility offers outpatient infusion services, including chemotherapy/IV infusions, blood transfusion injections, phlebotomy; cancer services social worker; cancer support community; oncology rehab program; nutritional consults; oncology nurse navigator; and genetic counseling. Learn more
Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark
The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and highly personalized approach to treating our patients, and not just their cancer. Our center is designed to meet the needs of patients and families, with seamless, coordinated, specialized care for cancers of every kind, led by Patient Navigators. Our approach to cancer care is simple: to give patients the highest level of care and caring, including world-class treatment options.
Because advances in cancer treatment and technologies change rapidly, a team approach to care is the only way to truly deliver the most promising therapies and procedures to patients who need them most. Our multidisciplinary team approach ensures that every aspect of care is considered by experts—experienced specialists who can recommend the best leading edge treatments of today and tomorrow that can help cancer patients recover and get back to their lives. Teams meet weekly to discuss patients’ needs, debate and discuss new therapies, and recommend treatment approaches in highly specialized cancer programs. Learn more
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick serves as the flagship hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute providing inpatient cancer services by a dedicated team of oncology-focused healthcare providers including certified oncology nurses, pharmacists, discharge planners and social workers. The hospital's cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. With 103 beds dedicated solely to cancer patients, RWJ offers wide-ranging oncology-focused services including diagnostic, laboratory and pain management as well as spacious private rooms with hotel-like amenities. In addition, RWJ works with Compassionate Care Hospice to provide four inpatient hospice beds to ensure a smooth transition from acute care to home hospice care. For pediatric patients, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital houses the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit. Patients are supported with age-appropriate medical, psychological and spiritual care in an environment that is child-friendly and family-focused. Learn more
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset enables patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies – all in one place close to home. The three-story, 63,000-square-foot facility houses radiation therapy services, infusion therapy, breast imaging services, including 3D mammography, lung cancer screening program, smoking cessation services, the medical center’s research team, oncologists’ and surgeons’ offices, oncology rehabilitation services, complementary medicine services, nutritional counseling, patient navigator services, a patient resource library and the Sanofi US Wellness Boutique. The center is distinguished as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and its breast care program is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Learn more
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton integrates a medical oncology practice with leading surgical and radiation oncology specialists and palliative care from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Built beyond the walls of the hospital, the outpatient cancer center provides added convenience and comfort for its patients, including designated parking and an infusion center that overlooks healing gardens designed by the renowned Grounds for Sculpture. Integrated services through the center include nutrition, pharmacy, genetic counseling, physical therapy and rehabilitation and integrative therapy and holistic practitioners. Nurse navigators provide added support and education from diagnosis through treatment and works with Compassionate Care Hospice to provide inpatient hospice beds when needed. The oncology program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and the breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. A planned expansion of the center is currently underway, which will provide patients with a new radiation oncology suite outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. Learn more
Rahway Regional Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway offers the community diagnostic oncology tools including pathology, PET scanning, mammography, low-dose CT scanning for lung cancer screening and navigational bronchoscopy. The facility also offers chemotherapy infusion services and provides disease-specific outpatient rehabilitation, such as lymphedema management and pulmonary rehabilitation. The hospital’s community education program holds health management programs, as well as educational programs devoted to cancer prevention. The hospital’s breast cancer support group regularly holds educational programs on cancer treatment and prevention and the campus is home to the Rahway Regional Cancer Center, a full service radiation oncology facility. Learn more
The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston
The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is dedicated to providing the very best in oncologic care and caring and achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction. Our highly-trained board-certified physicians provide compassionate personalized treatment for every patient. Our physicians spend more time so that our patients understand their illness, their treatment plan, and all the medical expertise available to fight their cancer. In conjunction with our entire cancer center, our goal is to address all aspects of cancer care including medical, psychological and educational needs.
Our board-certified oncologists and subspecialists have extensive training and credentials from prestigious facilities across the country, bringing to Saint Barnabas the best our country has to offer for the clinical research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Individuals seeking care at Saint Barnabas can be assured of finding a full range of cancer and ancillary services. Our centers of excellence include our Gynecologic Cancer and Pelvic Surgery Center, Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, The Lung Cancer Institute and Breast Center for outpatient services related to breast health, such as mammograms, breast education, and some outpatient surgical procedures. Other highly specialized services include Radiation Oncology, Cancer Genetics Counseling Service, and Integrative Medicine (Alternative and Complementary Medicine) services. Learn more
A seamless community of cancer care
RWJBarnabas Health gives patients access to a seamless community of cancer care. No matter which facility a patient walks into, he or she is entering our cancer program—a program that encompasses all of the research being conducted, all of the clinical trials available and all of the outstanding cancer care being provided within the system.
In this video, Steven Libutti, MD, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health and Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, explains how our cancer care spans across the state, helping patients find the right treatment for their diagnosis. For more information about cancer services at RWJBarnabas Health, please visit rwjbh.org/beatcancer.