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Jersey City Medical Center Opens Radiation Oncology Practice in Partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Practice brings patients access to advanced care in Hudson County

Jersey City Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its Radiation Oncology practice. The stand-alone facility, located at 631 Grand Street, just a few blocks from the main hospital campus, has ample free parking, nearby public transportation, and convenient and quick appointment times.

In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jersey City Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health provide patients in Hudson County with access to the most advanced radiation therapy options available across the state, as well as novel therapeutics and clinical trials.

The practice is led by radiation oncologist Alan Shaiman, MD, under the guidance of Bruce Haffty, MD, Chair of Radiation Oncology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Cancer Institute.

As part of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest healthcare system, patients have access to the most advanced radiation oncology treatment options either in Jersey City or at nearby facilities. These therapies include:

  • 3D conformal radiation therapy
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton Beam therapy
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife®
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Image guided radiation therapy and respiratory gating
  • Total skin electron beam therapy

The partnership of Rutgers Cancer Institute with Jersey City Medical Center is a first step toward a multi-year plan to bring a new cancer center to the Hudson County area.

To schedule an appointment, call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376) or visit rwjbh.org/cancer.

JCMC Radiation Oncology Building

Jersey City Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology practice, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is now open to provide patients in Hudson County with access to the most advanced radiation therapy options available across the state.

About Jersey City Medical Center:
The Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor, conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC has received many industry recognitions, including achieving Magnet recognition for a third time for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence; attaining the highest-grade level “A” for safety for 14 reporting periods since 2012; and the Orthopedic Institute being designated as a DNV GL Healthcare-certified Hip & Knee Replacement Program. RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The medical center is also a state-designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. In addition, Jersey City Medical Center is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency/crisis screening programs.

CONTACT: Sharon Ambis
551-229-3506 or Sharon.Ambis@rwjbh.org