Message From our Clinical Director
Welcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, Newark.
Our mission at the Cancer Institute is to provide the Newark community and beyond access to cutting edge cancer treatments close to home, with surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists all working together under one roof. We meet regularly to discuss new patients at tumor conferences, in order to design the best treatment plan possible for our patients. We also offer multidisciplinary clinics (MDCs) where patients can meet with several doctors during a single appointment, resulting in a faster road to treatment.
Treating patients with radiation therapy is an involved process that requires the expertise of multiple health care workers, from receptionists, to nurses, medical assistants, patient navigators, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, medical physicists and radiation oncology physicians. We all work together as a team to coordinate your care. Currently, the Department of Radiation Oncology is undergoing a major equipment upgrade with two new radiation treatment machines being installed and a new CT simulator suite being built. The new equipment includes a Varian Halcyon and a Varian True Beam linear accelerator which will bring our Cancer Center into the future of cancer treatments.
An important part of our mission at the Cancer Institute is to further our knowledge of cancer treatments by conducting clinical research. We currently have multiple clinical trials open in Newark that you may choose to participate in. Another key goal is to educate the next generation of oncologists. Rutgers has the only radiation oncology residency program in New Jersey, and they will likely be involved in your care as well.
Along with my colleagues, Anupama Chundury, MD and Malcolm Mattes, MD our promise to you as our patient is to provide the very best in radiation treatment. Sincerely,
Sung Kim, MD
Introduction to Radiation Therapy