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New Jersey CyberKnife Shares Advancements in Research, Prostate Cancer Treatment

As New Jersey CyberKnife collaborates with the University of Pittsburgh to offer an ongoing clinical trial examining stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer treatment, the center’s medical director, Dr. David D’Ambrosio, is spearheading an analysis of national data on CyberKnife SBRT treatment outcomes and plans to publish his findings. “The research our physician…

Spotlight On: Trigeminal Neuralgia

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder, trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition. TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder usually…

Profiles in CyberKnife Treatment: Role of the CyberKnife Nurse

From the initial consultation with our treatment team to follow-up appointments with your CyberKnife®Êphysician, the CyberKnife nurse works to address the needs and concerns of the patient. The CyberKnife nurse provides clinical support and care coordination for patients. This includes assisting the CyberKnife radiation oncologist during patient consultation, educating patients and families in preparation for…

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

This week marks the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for research and educating men on how to maintain their prostate health. Here’s how you and your loved ones can participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Be informed. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American…

Our Hospital Partner: Community Medical Center

Community Medical Center is New Jersey’s largest non-teaching hospital and Ocean County’s largest health care facility. The hospital, opened in 1961, is an affiliate of Barnabas Health and cares for more than 255,000 patients annually. Community Medical Center is committed to serving the community through high quality health care and ensuring its physicians stay on…

Profiles in CyberKnife Treatment: Role of the Medical Physicist

At New Jersey CyberKnife, medical physicists play a key role in the patient treatment process, working closely with other members of the treatment team to support imaging, treatment planning and quality assurance testing of our CyberKnife® technology and its components. Our physics team develops a customized treatment plan that will deliver the radiation dose prescribed…

What is Metastatic Cancer?

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to…

New Jersey CyberKnife Reaches Two-Year Milestone at Community Medical Center, Highlights Achievements in Brain Tumor Treatment

Celebrating two years at Community Medical Center this month, New Jersey CyberKnifeÊhas treated nearly 300 patients from Ocean County and neighboring areas using advanced CyberKnife® technology. The center opened in 2011 offering treatment for malignant and benign tumors throughout the body with a noninvasive procedure called stereotactic radiosurgery. As the second most frequently treated disease…

The Stages of Cancer

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, determining the stage of the cancer is an important next step. Staging describes the extent or severity of a person’s cancer, which helps doctors determine the best course of treatment and a prognosis. Common Staging Procedures and Types: The most common staging is TNM, which designates three aspects of…

Celebrate Men's Health Month in June

June is Men’s Health Month! This time is dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems men may encounter through health education, fundraising and advocacy efforts promoting early detection and treatment of disease. Here’s how you can get involved: Wear blue. The Men’s Health Network created the initiative to support men’s health efforts. Learn more…

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