Meet your Oncology Nurse Navigator

Helping you navigate your cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship.

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provide experienced, compassionate oncology nurse navigators, who possess extensive knowledge and specialized skills to support patients as they go through the many stages of cancer, from diagnosis to survivorship.

As part of a dynamic team of cancer care experts your oncology nurse navigator is an important member of your healthcare team and serves as your resource and advocate to help you and your family understand each part of the cancer journey while compassionately supporting your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

John Lagayada, BSN, RN, OCN, serves patients at Community Medical Center. He is an expert in oncology with a specialty in all types of cancer and provides you with personalized assistance.


John Lagayada, BSN, RN, OCN
Multiple Tumor Sites
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Community Medical Center

732-818-3882
john.lagayada@rwjbh.org




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