Nationally Recognized Cancer Program

Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is committed to providing high-quality care to every patient who enters our doors for consultation, education, treatment or follow-up care.  Like all excellent cancer centers, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The essential purpose of the CoC and NAPBC is to set standards for quality cancer care and to evaluate a facility’s compliance with these standards. By participating in the survey process every three years, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center demonstrates in a very public way our commitment to quality care and continuous process improvement. During our most recent survey in 2017, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center earned the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest recognition of cancer program excellence. There are more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the United States. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center was one of only 16 cancer programs in the country, and the only program in New Jersey, to earn the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award. With this recognition, we have proven, using very objective measures, that our goal of providing high-quality care is, in fact, a reality at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Superior care, close to home

Our commitment to excellence is grounded in research and evidence-based practice. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) publishes practice guidelines developed through research to improve “the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care”.  Like most excellent cancer centers, our medical team uses these guidelines to direct and manage patient care, making treatment decisions that are based on the latest research available. Our team monitors compliance with these guidelines to verify that we adhere to our commitment to our patients to provide the highest quality, cost-efficient care available.

These guidelines help ensure that patients receive high-quality care no matter where they choose to be treated. Following national guidelines relieves the residents of our community of the burden of traveling to receive the most current cancer treatment – they can get it with confidence right here at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Access to new treatments and research

The entire cancer center team – physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff – research cutting edge new cancer therapies and treatment, and how to apply those therapies to provide the best care possible to our patients. This commitment to providing the most current treatment options available, combined with our strong research program, gives our patients access to cutting-edge care that once was only available in large cancer centers.

Support for the body, mind, and spirit

But treating the disease is only half the battle in the fight against cancer. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center prides itself on the quality of our staff and the depth of services we offer. The care we provide is skilled, compassionate and intimate. All of our support services, including patient navigation, psychosocial support, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and financial support are dedicated solely to our cancer patients and are located right in the cancer center. These resources allow us to address the physical, psychosocial and financial needs of our patients and their loved ones quickly so that problems don’t become overwhelming.

No one can guarantee the outcome of any type of treatment. But at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, we pledge to provide the level of clinical excellence everyone deserves, never forgetting that each person who walks through our doors deserves our personal and collective best efforts.

National Community Oncology Research Program

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Hunterdon Healthcare’s Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center will be one of the major health systems and medical centers throughout northern and central New Jersey that make up the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC) NCORP. As New Jersey’s first and only NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems across the state.

Specific goals of the consortium will be to increase adult and pediatric participation in the above-referenced types of NCI and National Clinical Trials Network clinical trials, including members of groups that are currently underrepresented in clinical trials, such as ethnic and racial minorities. The consortium will also collect tissue samples in order to support advances in genomics and molecularly targeted therapies.

Our Cancer Care Team

Our Cancer Care Team consists of a wide range of highly trained professionals including board-certified medical oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, nurse navigators, genetic counselors, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists, clinical research nurses, radiation therapists, survivorship coordinators, financial counselors, community outreach and education specialists, and cancer registrars! They are with you every step of the way through and beyond your cancer journey.  Click here to learn more about our dedicated team of professionals.