The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center was founded in April 1998. At the time state-of-the-art Siemens equipment, including dual-energy linear accelerators, 3D conformal radiation therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy were utilized.
In July 2000, with the installation of a Somatom CT scanner, the FOCAL (Fusion of CT scanner and Linear accelerator) treatment was incorporated, which combines the use of diagnostic quality CT images and high energy x-rays to pinpoint tumor location and minimize dosage to uninvolved tissue. This new treatment modality with advanced image guidance has been successfully utilized in the management of several types of malignancies.
The very impressive long term follow-up of our patients has led us to move ahead to further our clinical advancement with the latest addition of the second generation of the FOCAL system. The new system consists of a Siemens ONCOR Advant Garde and a 16-slice Somatom Sensation CT scanner. The ultra-fast CT scanner provides superb diagnostic quality CT images within seconds for efficient precise tumor localization. This unique combination of state-of-the-art CT scanner and accelerator allows Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to be employed most efficiently and precisely.
In 2013, Dr. Wong became the Founding and Medical Director of the Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute. Through the generosity and vision of the late Mr. Leonard Kahn, and his foundation, a state of the art head and neck institute was opened where patients with head and neck cancers can be seen by a team of dedicated medical specialists and staff. This include specialized head and neck cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nutritionist/dietitians, dentists, speech/swallowing specialists, reconstructive plastic surgeons, social workers, nursing all in one center. The goal of this institute is to allow patient easy access to the many aspects of treatment in this most difficult part of their life.
Our dynamic team of physicians received ivy-league educations and are board certified. Their approach to treating cancer is on the cutting edge utilizing the most advanced therapies available in the radiation oncology field. All members of our multidisciplinary care team have been specially trained to provide the highest level of care.
At the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center our mission is to deliver the most comprehensive, advanced treatments in a comfortable and caring environment.
To continue to improve the cure rate of our patients with minimum side effects and to help them achieve their maximum well-being to maintain the quality of their lives.
To be recognized as a National Center of Excellence that delivers unsurpassed care to patients and their families by offering the highest level of scientific knowledge and superior technology.
To have the Radiation Oncology at Morristown Memorial Hospital and at the Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains be the acknowledged “leader” anywhere in the world.
All RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS in the Department of Radiation Oncology are board certified Radiation Oncologists and proficient in the most recent developments in cancer treatment. The Radiation Oncologist plans, directs and monitors patient treatments throughout the course of radiation therapy.
MEDICAL PHYSICISTS are board certified professionals that ensure the safety, precision and accuracy of the equipment throughout the course of treatment.
DOSIMETRISTS are board certified professionals that create and design treatment plans that target the site of disease while sparing the normal, surrounding tissue utilizing computer algorithm modeling.
RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSES are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society®. They have specialized training in cancer treatment. They provide information regarding radiation treatment and side effects.
RADIATION THERAPISTS assist the Radiation Oncologist in setting up the approved plan of treatment. They accurately reproduce this plan and administer the radiation daily. Therapists with specialized education and experience in radiation oncology are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are licensed by the State of New Jersey.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation The Radiation Oncology Department was accredited by the Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation of the Commission on quality and safety. This accreditation is extremely important for the Department of Radiation Oncology since it represents the standard of excellence in our field.