Prostate Oncology Program

3D illustration showing destruction of a tumor inside prostate glandThe Prostate Oncology Program is uniquely positioned to make historic advancements in the prevention, research and treatment of prostate cancer.

A multi-disciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologic oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, nurse navigators, and researchers, are united in one goal - eradicating prostate cancer. To reach that goal, we have created a prostate cancer research and treatment program of extraordinary quality. It is a place where research discoveries are applied to prevention and treatment, and where compassionate care is given to patients, their families and friends. Cutting-edge clinical trials are a central component of the Prostate Oncology Program.

Our physicians see patients here in New Brunswick as well as at Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and at University Hospital Newark.

Rutgers Cancer Institute is a leader in laparoscopic renal procedures and has extensive experience with robotic prostatectomy. The major advantages of robotic prostatectomy include shorter hospital stays, lower blood loss, and faster recovery. Given that robotic surgery is a relatively new technology, surgeon experience is critical for good outcome. Under the leadership of the Urologic Oncology Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute has developed a center of excellence for robotic surgery and its urologic oncologists have performed more than 2,000 robotic prostatectomies. 


USNWR Prostate CancerRutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, earned several High Performing ratings in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey, including for prostate cancer surgery.

To request an appointment, call 844-CANCERNJ. | Find Prostate Oncology Clinical Trials.

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