LIVINGSTON–Saint Barnabas Medical Center has opened the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of New Jersey. This new center offers state-of-the-art innovative therapies and technologies to help in the fight against Gastrointestinal Cancer.
“Cancer care is continuously evolving to become much more individualized. Years ago, we treated all patients with the same type of cancer the same way. Today, we individualize each treatment based on the specific circumstances of the case,” said Ronald S. Chamberlain, MD, FACS, chairman, Department of Surgery.
The center offers medical and surgical expertise in the management of upper and lower gastrointestinal tract tumors (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, large and small intestine, pancreas, bile duct, liver, colon, anus and rectum), soft tissue sarcomas, melanoma and endocrine tumors.
“We have assembled a team of gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, colorectal surgeons, pathologist, radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses, genetic counselor, social workers and dietitians who meet weekly to determine the best mode of treatment for our patients,” said Dr. Chamberlain. The team develops a personalized treatment plan taking into account each individual’s specific needs coupling the treatment with a broad array of support services to meet each individual’s unique needs.
To help provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment, the center participates in clinical trials run by the National Cancer Institute and individual pharmaceutical companies. Participation in a clinical trial is a personal decision to be made with one’s physician and may not be appropriate for everyone.
To learn more about the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of New Jersey, visit www.gicancernj.com