The Cancer Center
Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of
Surgeons (ACoS), The Cancer Center at Saint Michael's Medical Center
delivers a comprehensive continuum of cancer care that integrates clinical
expertise, compassionate care, and leading-edge technology and techniques.
A dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and technical and support staff
works together to provide patients with advanced medical, surgical, and
radiation oncology services.
The team at The Cancer Center treats a wide range of cancer types. From
the most common to the more complicated forms or cancer, we create an
individualized treatment plan to produce the best outcome possible for
Our staff uses highly advanced cancer-care technology for various radiation
- Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator
- Varian 21 EX linear accelerator
- State-of-the-art system for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT),
stereotactic radiosurgery/body radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT), image-guided radiation
- Dedicated CT simulator
- Computer-based external beam planning systems capable of IMRT/SRS/SBRT/IGRT,
which focuses radiation to target the geometric shapes of tumors, thus
sparing healthy tissue
Our Cancer Center is specially designed to help support the healing process
for our patients as they receive their treatments. Our medical oncology
- An open suite, complete with nine dedicated treatment chairs
- Flat screen televisions for patients offers entertainment while receiving
- Three experienced oncology nurses
- An on-site pharmacy dedicated to processing our patients’ treatments
- Access to our patient library, which is full of clinical and casual literature
At the heart of the Cancer Center is a team of board-certified physicians
completely focused on providing the best cancer care. The Medical Oncologists,
Radiation Oncologists, and Surgeons of Saint Michael's Medical Center
are at the forefront of their fields.
The Center also has a dedicated staff including, board-certified medical
dosimetrists, licensed radiation therapists, oncology-certified registered
nurses, medical social workers, dietitians, and specially trained support
A key staff member is our oncology nurse navigator, who helps patients
at every step of their care - from biopsy and diagnosis, to treatment
and follow-up care. Our navigator can help patients manage not only their
clinical care, but also insurance and disability paperwork, referrals
for childcare, and other services to support patients as they continue
The Center is led by Medical Oncologist, Hamid Shaaban, M.D., and Radiation
Oncologist, Shravan Kambam, M.D.
We understand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for patients and
their families, which is why our priority is patient-centered care. The
team at the Cancer Center carefully coordinates care with other Centers
and departments at Saint Michael's Medical Center. It creates a better
experience for our patients as they transition from the point of diagnosis
to their treatment and beyond.
The Center is conveniently located on the campus of Saint Michael's Medical
Center near the historic Newark Arts District. Visitors are greeted by
a spacious lobby filled with natural sunlight to provide an airy, open
atmosphere that promotes healing. As patients move through the Center,
the comfortable environment continues to create a warm, clean, and safe
place for patients to feel welcome and at ease.
Patients and visitors also have access to first-class amenities and a variety
of ancillary services such as support groups, an on-site pharmacy, a nutrition
center, social services, and a phlebotomy lab.
CoC accredited cancer programs are dedicated to providing the best in patient-centered care.
Please use the following phone numbers to reach one of our physicians:
- Physician Consult (973) 877-5533
- Medical Oncology (973) 877-5530
- Radiation Oncology (973) 877-2691
For more information and registration, please call (973) 877-5620.