Cancer Care Can’t Wait

Cancer Surgery in the Face of COVID-19
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J., June 8, 2020 –Oncologists have been tasked with meeting the ongoing needs of cancer patients while navigating the coronavirus. This includes preparing to safely resume surgical treatment for those patients for which a delay was deemed okay. 

While we are passed the peak of the pandemic, cancer patients might still have heightened concerns over rescheduling a postponed surgery or scheduling a new surgery right now due to COVID-19. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health have instituted extra safeguards including surgical care precautions to ensure the utmost safety of patients and medical staff at their facilities.

To create the safest environment possible, all patients are tested for coronavirus prior to undergoing any scheduled surgical procedures. Staff involved in surgical care are screened for exposure and tested for coronavirus as necessary prior to working in the operating room or being involved in a surgical procedure. Additionally, rigorous cleaning and disinfecting practices have been concentrated on surgical and recovery room spaces, frequently touched surfaces, exam rooms, and terminals.

The surgical oncologists at Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health combine the expertise of fellowship training with advanced technologies to treat benign and malignant tumors with complex procedures that are often a hallmark of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, such as ours.

While surgical care for cancer patients continued during the pandemic, in adherence to all public health guidance and regulatory policies, our cancer programs can now provide more robust clinical operations in an enhanced safe environment. Patients are encouraged to speak with their surgical oncologist or call 844-CANCERNJ to schedule an appointment or visit rwjbh.org/beatcancer.  Now more than ever, Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health are poised as the state’s resource for safe, efficient, state-of-the-art cancer services.

Richard Alexander, Jr., MD, FACS, is Chief Surgical Officer and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute; and Regional Director of Surgery for Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility.




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