The Cancer Center

The Cancer Center at Clara Maass 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 oncologist and sub-specialist have extensive training and credentials from distinguished facilities across the country and offer our patients access to the latest drugs, research and clinical trials.

The dedicated inpatient Oncology Unit and Outpatient Infusion Center is staffed by an experienced and compassionate team of oncology nurses, social workers and support staff. Quality nursing care is an integral part of the recovery and healing process. Our nurses have advanced training and carry pertinent certifications including chemotherapy administration, medical-surgical, and oncology, which is accredited nationally by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. In addition, a specialized nurse educator is on staff to provide assistance to patients and their families. The unit has a private VIP suite as well as a solarium and education resource area for patients and their families to utilize.

The Clara Maass Radiation Oncology Department offers patients a full array of services including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Mammosite brachytherapy for breast cancer, high dose rate radiotherapy and radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer. State-of-the-art equipment enable physicians to map out precise treatment sites with millimeter accuracy, treating the cancer while sparing normal tissue. The Radiation Oncology Department was the first facility in New Jersey to obtain national accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology.

Diagnostic oncology services include closed and open MRI, CT scan, PET/CT, ultrasonography, early detection screenings, and stereotactic and CT-guided biopsy.

The surgical pathology team renders the diagnoses crucial to patient treatment, staging and care. The pathologists at CMMC are certified by the American Board of Pathology and have all completed additional Specialty Fellowships (Surgical Oncologic Pathology, Neuropathology and Cytology) at prestigious medical centers throughout the country. Diagnostic acumen is supplemented by special procedures including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescent studies, In-Situ Hybridization, Flow Cytometry and Molecular Pathology.

Clara Maass Medical Center