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Radiation Oncology Associates of North Jersey recognized in NJ Monthly Top Docs

Dr. James Wong, Dr. Mona Karim and Dr. Yana Goldberg are part of the radiation oncology team at Atlantic Health System. Their hallmark is merging innovative technology with a welcoming and compassionate environment for their patients. A developer of image-guided radiation therapy, Dr. Wong utilizes real-time treatment planning for precise tumor position with minimal damage …


A Letter from a Grateful Husband of a Radiation Oncology of North Jersey Patient

Dear Radiation Oncology Staff: I wasn’t quite sure how to address this letter, because I really wanted it to be all inclusive. I want to thank everyone for treating my wife with such love, care and kindness. Some people I met at the beginning, before my wife even started her 16 days of radiation, and …


103 and Cancer-Free: Whippany Man Beats Cancer

Born in 1913, Herman Goldman, at 103 years young, is one of the latest success stories in radiation oncology at Morristown Medical Center. Diagnosed with “squamous cell cancer of the right cheek with metastasis to the right preauricular region,” an aggressive, large skin tumor, surgery was not possible for Mr. Goldman. But 34 treatments later, …


ASCO Issues Guideline on Margins for Breast-conserving Surgery in DCIS

A new guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery was released this month. For patients with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) who are also receiving whole breast irradiation (WBRT), a 2-mm margin should be the standard margin. The guideline was released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), …


Congratulations to the Radiation Oncology team at Morristown’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

Congratulations to the Radiation Oncology team at Morristown’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center . They were presented with an award for excellent customer service. The Award was presented by Carol Jones Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Morristown Medical who read from a patient satisfaction survey “Congratulations in having your organization hardwired in customer satisfaction. Life …


Death Rates Continued To Decline For All Cancers

Death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancers for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations, according to the Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975 – 2012). The overall cancer death rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per …


The Influence of Diabetes Mellitus and Metformin on Distant Metastases in Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Multicenter Study

A group of doctors found that local control of oropharyngeal cancer, which appears in the oropharynx, the middle part of the throat that includes the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate, and the walls of the pharynx is possible. The cancer has improved to unprecedented rates with combined modality therapy. However, as …


Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute

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 …


Radiation Therapy To Treat Skin Cancer

Radiation therapy is often used with great success to treat skin cancer. It may be used: 1. If you cannot undergo other procedures because of your age or other health problems. 2. For skin cancers that are too large or deep to be treated with surgery or with surgery alone. 3. For skin cancers for …


Welcome to Radiation Oncology of North Jersey!

James R. Wong, M.D., Mona K. Karim, M.D. and Yana Pavel Goldberg, M.D. make up our dynamic physicians at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. We treat all types of cancers including Prostate, Breast, Lung, Liver, Pancreas, Esophagus, Brain, Head & Neck, Rectal, Gynecological, Sarcomas, Seminoma, and recurrent cancers with Intensity …