Opportunities continue to expand for New Jersey residents to receive high-quality cancer care without crossing any state boarders, including a growing number of hospital partnerships that involve nationally acclaimed treatment facilities.
Last week, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center cut a ribbon on a new facility in Monmouth County, its second site in the Garden State. The Middletown location will be the first MSK location to include surgical treatments outside its Manhattan base. Their original New Jersey location, in Basking Ridge, opened a decade ago.
In recent years, MSK was joined by the MD Anderson Cancer Center, based in Camden, which brought a wealth of research and cutting-edge treatment to South Jersey. And a number of hospital networks have added increasingly comprehensive cancer treatments to their roster of care.
Some 50,000 state residents are diagnosed with cancer each year, and 16,000 of these individuals die, experts said. New Jersey is 10th in the nation for cancer incidents.
Hospital-affiliated cancer care centers in New Jersey include:
With locations in Cape May Court House and Egg Harbor Township,provides a range of services — as well as transportation for some cancer patients.
, based in Camden, serves South Jersey, Delaware, and the Philadelphia area, connecting patients with national experts, clinical trials, and specialized treatments.
With several locations in Bergen County, theconnects patients to clinical trials and personalized treatments.
With its existing location in Basking Ridge, and the Middletown site opening soon,uses multidisciplinary teams and combined therapies. The new facility will include inpatient and outpatient treatment, multiple screenings, specialized treatments, and space for support services.
Based in Ocean County, with facilities in Bayshore and Jackson,use a multidisciplinary approach and nurse “navigators” to help patients coordinate their care and other support.
Launched more than two decades ago, the— the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive center — has grown and evolved. It works through its flagship hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in New Jersey, and a half-dozen partner facilities and community partnerships statewide. This fall, it with University Hospital in Newark to expand care options in the state’s largest urban community.
Based in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset campus,includes the Sanofi U.S. Breast Care Program, a nationally accredited program, and other comprehensive care; it also functions as a research affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute.
Thespecializes in comprehensive cancer care for adults and children, including a dedicated oncology unit designed to accommodate overnight visits from families.
Established nearly three decades ago,, in Somers Point, south of Atlantic City, provides a vast range of cancer services for shore-area residents.
Based in Elizabeth,provides a number of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized radiology treatments and a new lung-cancer screening program, for those in Central Jersey and beyond.