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Using groundbreaking studies to drive effective, new cancer treatments is the core principle of research at Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. In addition to featuring many of the nation’s top doctors and researchers, we have partnerships with industry and cooperative groups that allow us to provide our communities with the latest cancer clinical trials.

Bonni Guerin cancer research

Pioneers in Cancer Research

With many of our clinical trials, such as our treatments for gioblastoma and HPV-associated cancers, we are one of only a handful of sites in the country offering them. Other accomplishments include:

  • The Atlantic Melanoma Center was the first in the world to enroll a patient in a Phase IIa trial of a virus-based immunotherapy.
  • Overlook Medical Center enrolled the most patients in the region (NJ, NY, CT, PA and DE) into the international TAILORx breast cancer study.
  • The Women’s Cancer Center was one of six centers in the nation to participate in an MD Andersen Cancer Center clinical trial for the early detection of ovarian cancer.

Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care has partnered with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) of Phoenix, Arizona to improve patient access to the most innovative and sophisticated cancer therapies. Through this clinical collaboration, known as the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator, we have opened multiple early and late-phase clinical trials, available at only a few centers around the world, right here in New Jersey. The BOA also included the creation of Morristown Medical Center’s Breakthrough Treatment Center, the first of its kind dedicated to highly-promising cancer therapies.

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator


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