Manhattan-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has announced it will open a new outpatient suburban location in Monmouth County, N.J., in fall 2016.
MSK Monmouth will offer comprehensive services delivered by MSK clinicians and other MSK healthcare professionals for patients who reside in the Jersey Shore area and beyond, according to a news release.
As a leader in cancer research and treatment, we are acutely aware at Memorial Sloan Kettering that there is a growing need to reach more patients, to offer more pioneering clinical trials and treatments that are not available elsewhere, and to provide care closer to home that is exactly the same as patients would get if they were treated at any other MSK facility, including Manhattan, Richard Barakat, MD, FACS, deputy physician-in-chief for the Regional Care Network and the MSK Cancer Alliance, said at a Sept. 18 groundbreaking ceremony,
More than 6% of MSKs patients live in the area served by the Monmouth site in Middletown, N.J., which includes Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties. MSK Monmouth will reduce the need for many of these patients to travel into Manhattan by allowing them to receive all or a portion of their care at the new facility. MSK Monmouth is designed to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and their families by offering a wide variety of clinical and support services.
Our vision is nothing less than to revolutionize the treatment of cancer and part of that vision embraces the idea of bringing the newest and most successful therapies to as many patients as possible, Ephraim Casper, medical director for MSKs Regional Care Network, said in the release. Thats what well be doing at MSK Monmouth.
Clinical services will occupy about half the site and will include medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology, surgical consultations, and ambulatory surgery for simple, low-risk procedures such as breast biopsies and colonoscopies.
The facility will also offer access to clinical research trials, rehabilitation, social work, nutrition, and other support programs, according to a news release.
The other half of the site will house a new data center, allowing MSK to move its existing data centers in New Jersey and Manhattan to one centralized location.