Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, has completed an $8.5 million expansion of its Cancer Center to bring new services and state-of-the-art technology to its patients and physicians.

With the expansion comes the newest and most precise TrueBeam Linear Accelerator technology in N.J., offering advanced treatment in radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as new PET-CT technology to investigate cancer cells, stage cancer tumors and plan radiation treatment – the only such PET-CT simulation technology available in Mercer County. The Linear Accelerator will improve radiation treatment precision and increase patient comfort by significantly shortening treatment times. The expansion provides additional treatment space for new services, patient comfort and privacy.

The Cancer Center expansion reflects the commitment by RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to enhance community health and provide patients with care closer to home.

“Advancements in cancer care have had a tremendous impact on how we can treat this disease in a community setting. PET-CT simulation and radiosurgery are among the latest tools in fighting cancer – and they are all available right here,” said Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton. “Through our partnership with outstanding physicians, the generosity of donors, and the investment in state-of-the-art technology, we have raised the bar in providing advanced community-based cancer care.

“The science behind radiation oncology is complex and rapidly changing,” said Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at RWJBarnabas Health and Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. “Through the multi-million dollar enhancements we are now able to provide the latest radiation therapy modalities along with the most advanced treatment options close to home. These upgrades complement the precision medicine, immunotherapy and novel clinical trials that patients already have access to through the partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.”

The latest advances in medical, radiation and surgical oncology allow RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to put a cure within reach for New Jersey patients. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

About RWJ University Hospital Hamilton

Located in Hamilton Township, RWJUH Hamilton is part of RWJBarnabas Health. RWJUH Hamilton serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, Cancer Center, affiliated medical group, five Lakeview Child Centers, and the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. For more information, visit rwjbh.org/hamilton.

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Expanded Cancer Center Brings State-of-the-Art Treatment

Closer to Home

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, has completed an $8.5 million expansion of its Cancer Center to bring new services and state-of-the-art technology to its patients and physicians.

With the expansion comes the newest and most precise TrueBeam Linear Accelerator technology in N.J., offering advanced treatment in radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as new PET-CT technology to investigate cancer cells, stage cancer tumors and plan radiation treatment – the only such PET-CT simulation technology available in Mercer County. The Linear Accelerator will improve radiation treatment precision and increase patient comfort by significantly shortening treatment times. The expansion provides additional treatment space for new services, patient comfort and privacy.

The Cancer Center expansion reflects the commitment by RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to enhance community health and provide patients with care closer to home.

“Advancements in cancer care have had a tremendous impact on how we can treat this disease in a community setting. PET-CT simulation and radiosurgery are among the latest tools in fighting cancer – and they are all available right here,” said Richard Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton. “Through our partnership with outstanding physicians, the generosity of donors, and the investment in state-of-the-art technology, we have raised the bar in providing advanced community-based cancer care.

“The science behind radiation oncology is complex and rapidly changing,” said Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services at RWJBarnabas Health and Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. “Through the multi-million dollar enhancements we are now able to provide the latest radiation therapy modalities along with the most advanced treatment options close to home. These upgrades complement the precision medicine, immunotherapy and novel clinical trials that patients already have access to through the partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.”

The latest advances in medical, radiation and surgical oncology allow RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to put a cure within reach for New Jersey patients. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

About RWJ University Hospital Hamilton

Located in Hamilton Township, RWJUH Hamilton is part of RWJBarnabas Health. RWJUH Hamilton serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, Cancer Center, affiliated medical group, five Lakeview Child Centers, and the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center. For more information, visit rwjbh.org/hamilton

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