Comprehensive Cancer Center - VA New Jersey Health Care System
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VA New Jersey Health Care System


Comprehensive Cancer Center

2013 VA Planetree Team Recognition Awards given to Mirseyed A. Mohit- Tabatabai and Angela Hinshelwood for their outstanding work in achieving accreditation by the American College of Surgeons. Photo (l-r): Mr. Kenneth Mizrach, Director; Mirseyed A. Mohit- Tabatabai, MD, Chairman of Cancer Program; Angela Hinshelwood, MAS, CTR, Medical Record Administrative Specialist; and Dr. Steven Lieberman, MD, Chief of Staff.

About the Program

VA New Jersey Health Care System is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (COC) as a comprehensive cancer center. This recognition demonstrates quality and commitment to patients and families who are being diagnosed and treated with cancer. As an accredited comprehensive cancer center, specific cancer related standards that are designated by the COC are maintained, evaluated and approved every three years.

The comprehensive cancer program includes state of the art cancer services:

  • Board certified, multi-disciplinary teams that diagnose, recommend, coordinate and provide cancer treatments
  • Provides patient access to national and local oncology clinical trials
  • Delivers cancer related patient & family education and support services
  • Maintains ongoing measurement and improvement of cancer care
  • Provides a cancer registry that procures information on specific types, stages, treatment and follow-up of patients with cancer
  • Site Specific Cancer Prevention & Screening programs
  • Community Outreach programs
  • Hospice Services
  • Palliative Care
  • Survivorship counseling

The multidisciplinary cancer teams are all board certified in their respective specialty. They include Surgical Oncologists, Medical/Hematologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurse Oncologists and the Tumor Registrar.

The support services include services, such as:

  • Dental/Oral Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genitourinary
  • Genomics
  • Imaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonary
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech, Language and Swallowing
  • Pastoral Care
  • Social Work
  • Smoking Cessation/Wellness Center
  • Home Care
  • Wound and Ostomy Care
  • Women's Health

VANJHCS Comprehensive Cancer Prevention/Screening Program

Visit our Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Screening Program page for information about our screening and educational programs.

Contact Info


  • VA New Jersey Health Care System Cancer Center
    385 Tremont Avenue
    East Orange, New Jersey 07018

Contact Number(s)

  • 973-676-1000 Ext. 1844/1968

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm