Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey offers a multidisciplinary Brain and Spine Tumors Program for adults and children. The Program specializes in the treatment of primary head and neck cancers, brain and spine tumors such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell cancer, glomus tumor, paragangliomas, acoustic neuromas, salivary gland and mucosal tumors, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, glioblastomas, and hemangioblastomas, and metastatic tumors that may have arisen from elsewhere in the body such as the breast, lung, or prostate. The team of highly specialized experts consists of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists who review cases in a formatted multidisciplinary approach.
Patients receive a personalized, comprehensive approach to care for their benign and malignant brain tumors and are evaluated for multimodality treatments such as chemotherapy, minimally invasive surgical options, and radiation therapy including proton therapy and gamma knife.
Physicians and scientists work closely together to continually improve the ways in which we diagnose and treat head and neck, brain and spine tumors, and offer our patients access to innovative techniques, new drugs, and clinical trials of the most-advanced treatment approaches. Physicians are actively involved in developing these innovative approaches and also participate in national collaborative group clinical trials.
Staff of this Program:
Robert D. Aiken, MD, Director, Neuro-oncology and Neuro-oncologist
Shabbar Danish, MD, Chief, Neurosurgical Oncology and Neurosurgeon
Alan Cohler, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Sharad Goyal, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Simon Hanft, MD, Neurosurgeon
Jasdeep S. Hundal, Psy.D., ABPP-Cn, Director of Neuropsychology
Sabin Motwani, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Wilbur Pan, MD, PhD, Pediatric Oncologist
Rahul R. Parikh, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, Director of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolarynologist
Sue Schwartz, MSN, APN, OCN, Advanced Practice Nurse
Catherine Furnbach, RN, Staff Nurse
Brenda Bly, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Social Worker
Venkat Narra, PhD, Physicist
Sue Resavy, Radiation Therapist
Dr. Shabbar Danish discusses the new Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, the most precise stereotactic radiosurgery system (SRS) currently available to patients diagnosed with primary and secondary brain tumors, vascular disorders, refractory pain, and movement disorders. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in conjunction with Rutgers Cancer Institute, is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer this latest
Gamma Knife Icon technology. View the video