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Cancer Care

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care offers unparalleled cancer specialists, clinical trials, innovative technology and medical treatments, and caring support services for more than 6,000 patients a year right here in New Jersey. Our expansive network includes the flagship Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center and comprehensive oncology programs at Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. It covers 11 counties in northern and central NJ. So no matter where patients live or work, they can enter our community of cancer care, spanning prevention to treatment to survivorship.

I thank God every day, and thank Dr. Whitman and his team,” John says. “This treatment has given me a second chance. Now, I am excited about getting the bike cleaned so that I can ride it again!

John S., melanoma survivor
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World-Class Cancer Research

Atlantic Health System leads the fight against cancer with cutting-edge research. Our Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC) is the first New Jersey-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). 

Covering about 70% of the state’s population, the AHCC NCORP improves patient access to clinical trials focusing on cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, treatment and quality of life.

In addition, physicians and health care professionals at Atlantic Health System Cancer Care participate in internationally-recognized research for cancers in more than 75 phase I to III clinical trials. Studies on the newest cancer treatments include: 

Nationally-Recognized Cancer Treatment

Becker’s Hospital Review named Atlantic Health System Cancer Care to their list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. In addition, U.S. News & World Report recognized both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center as a Best Regional Hospital. Both were named high performing in colon cancer surgery and Morristown was also recognized as high performing in lung cancer surgery.

Cancers We Treat

Head and Neck Cancer

Due to their location, head and neck cancers can lead to personal appearance issues and problems speaking, eating or breathing. That’s why in all of our treatments – whether it’s the cutting edge TrueBeam radiotherapy or transoral robotic surgery – we strive to restore normal function as much as possible for our patients. We also have a team specializing in oropharyngeal cancers associated with HPV. Our support groups help patients quit using tobacco and make other life style changes designed to prevent cancer reoccurrence.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Treatment in the earliest stages is the goal for all cancers, but especially colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Atlantic Health System Cancer Care has a dedicated colon cancer screening center and participates in clinical trials. These trials offer some of the most promising treatments for pancreatic cancer that are not yet available at other health care systems. In addition, we use hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which can destroy microscopic cancer cells and prevent recurrence of cancers that originate or spread to the abdomen.

Lung and Thoracic Cancer

Home to the largest thoracic surgical program in the state, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care specializes in minimally invasive techniques. This includes video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which results in shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. Our nurse navigators educate and guide patients and their families through every step of the treatment process. We also offer counseling services to help smokers quit the habit.


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Growing Forward | Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

As a national leader in oncology, Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center tirelessly confronts the challenges posed by cancer. However, therapies have grown more complex and an aging population has increased demand. Our proposed expansion will ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of patient-focused treatment using the latest research and innovations. It includes 20 state-of-the-art surgical suites that place exam rooms and clinical services together to enhance care coordination and convenience. A combination of open and private infusion bays will also be made available. The hospital has tackled these projects in multiple phases of construction and even though some are complete or near completion, the fundraising continues.

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Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator

Atlantic Health System and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have entered into a partnership knowing as the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator. It will promote faster access to innovative cancer treatments and reduce financial barriers by developing new payment models.

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