The Cancer Center - Why Choose Us

Top tier cancer care is characterized by patient centric, multidisciplinary, specialized care, delivered in a compassionate manner. The Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center) strives to offer hope where others might find it lost. We harness the powers of novel cancer therapies coupled with dedicated physicians who specialize in specific types of cancer. With advances in understanding the genetic makeup of cancer we are able to offer patients personalized treatment plans. We currently have 13 disease site specific tumor boards where new and complex cases are presented to teams of specialists including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, nurses, genetic counselors, nutritionists and social workers. Following a thorough review of each patient’s case, individualized cancer treatment plans are created to ensure our patients are receiving the most advanced and effective care.

RWJBarnabas Health and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state’s only National Cancer Institute-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 treatments and clinical trials. The best cancer care is not delivered in a silo; therefore, we stress collaboration and an integrated cancer program. We are well equipped to individualize a patient’s care and offer them access to clinical trials through our institution, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium, the UCLA TRIO network and other national cooperative groups.

At Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center we have built an infrastructure around patient centric care and have developed a robust patient navigation network. To enhance our patient’s experience, our patient navigators serve as a single point of contact to help patients from their initial diagnosis throughout their treatment and into survivorship. Our navigators guide patients through their journeys to ensure they receive the best care that exceeds their expectations. All of our cancer patients are provided with a patient navigator to ensure that all cancer care is coordinated and to prevent avoidable delays.

Our oncology care team is committed to your overall well-being including medical, emotional and educational needs. Patients are offered an appointment to see a member of our multidisciplinary team within 72 hours of their appointment request. What is most unique about seeking treatment at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is the combination of advanced expert care with unparalleled support, commitment and unsurpassed compassion.