Section: Community Medical Center News

J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center Recognized for ‘Great Oncology Program’


by Becker’s Hospital Review

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (August 26, 2013) – The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center (CMC), a Barnabas Health facility, has been named among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The selection process was based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology.

“Community Medical Center is on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research. To be recognized for our commitment to patient-centered cancer care and innovation in the treatments and services we provide is a testament to our dedication to those we care for,” said Stephanie L. Bloom, president and Chief Executive Officer, Community Medical Center.

“As a leading provider of cancer services in the Ocean County region, our focus is to combat this disease through a broad arsenal of world-class technologies and innovative programs in all areas of cancer prevention, detection and treatment,” said Rajesh V. Iyer, MD, chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Community Medical Center and chairman, Community Medical Center Cancer Committee.

The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center offers a comprehensive approach to cancer care and a full range of treatment modalities and support services, including medical oncology; surgical oncology, including robotic surgery, the only program in Ocean County; radiation oncology; an infusion program; complementary and holistic services; and participates in clinical research trials. The center also offers the only CyberKnife in the region for the treatment of inoperable tumors. The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center has maintained accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program since 1986. The hospital is also a member of the Penn Cancer Network, a group of community hospitals throughout three states that collaborate with the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

For more information on the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center, call 732.557.8148 or visit

CONTACT:Jean Flaherty

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