Cancer & Blood Disorders

Frederick B. Cohen, M.D. Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

As the leading cancer center in greater Newark and Northern New Jersey, we offer 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.

We are accredited by the Commission on Cancer, certified by the Association for Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, and our breast imaging service has earned the designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiology.

Meet Our Cancer Teams

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A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Cancer Care

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.

Our multidisciplinary teams include board-certified specialists who have extensive experience in cancer treatment:

  • Breast Surgeons
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Hematologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Thoracic Surgeons

Patient Navigators help coordinate and arrange treatments, work with insurance and simplify access to every possible service patients may need for diagnosis, treatment and support.

The Center's nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and exercise therapist also contribute valuable support.

Patient Stories

  • Mayra Rodriguez’s mechanical heart pump was supposed to give her five years. Fourteen years later, she’s become the longest-living LVAD patient in New Jersey.

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  • “Cancer didn’t have Shariah. Shariah had cancer—and she’s now been cancer-free for three years.”

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  • “The years ahead of me are about living my life with meaning and purpose. God has given me a second chance at life, and now I know I have the strength to fight any battle.”

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