Meridian Cancer Care is here to provide the most complete and comprehensive care from screening to cutting edge surgery to advanced personalized treatment options.
For our brain tumor patients, we focus not only on the best possible treatment options, but the overall quality of life for the patient and their loved ones. Our ability to treat brain tumor patients has improved dramatically over the years with improved state-of-the-art technology and access to clinical trials that help us learn about the disease on an on-going basis.
We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each and every one of our patients and we do that through our multidisciplinary approach.
What does that mean exactly? It means that each clinical team is composed of a full team of experts, brain tumor experts, whose goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you. This dedicated, specialized team is comprised of clinicians with varied and complimentary experience, skills, and qualifications. All of their knowledge contributes to the diagnosis, and treatment that you receive with us.
The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Radiation Oncologist
- Medical Oncologist
- Nurse Navigator
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
At Meridian, we believe the best way to treat you comes through the partnership and collaboration of this highly skilled team – and you.
Meridian Cancer Care is staffed with the most prestigious physicians - - right here at home.
Our neuro-oncology team provides advanced care for patients with a broad range of central nervous system tumors, including:
- Acoustic Neuromas
- Vestibular Schwannomas
- Anaplastic Astrocytomas
- Low Grade Astrocytomas
- Cavernous Angiomas
- Colloid Cysts
- Ependymomas & Subependymomas
- Metastatic Brain Tumors
- Low Grade Oligodendrogliomas
- Pituitary Tumors
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Venticular Tumors
- Glioblastoma (GBM)
- Carcinomatous Meningitis
- Cerebellar Astrocytomas
- CNS Lymphoma
- Optic Nerve Gliomas
- Pineal Region Tumors
- Skull Based Tumors
- Tumors of Neurofibromatosis
Our team offers the full spectrum of treatments available including surgery, radiation, Cyberknife radiosurgery, chemotherapy and the Novocure device . In addition, patients have access to advanced clinical trials including brain tumor vaccines, gene therapies and noval therapies.
To learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our Meridian Cancer Care Brain Tumor Experts, please visit: http://physicians.meridianhealth.com/?index=1&specialties=67
In addition to our physicians, Meridian Cancer Care offers a Nurse Navigator that will assist you throughout your entire journey.
Our Nurse Navigators are the patients’ main point of contact. We like to think of them as our shepherds who are highly clinically trained and specialize in oncology. Our nurse navigators have years of experience in the treatment of cancer patients. They are connected to all of the physicians that you will need to see while at Meridian. And, with their knowledge, connections and extraordinary care, they can make your journey easy and seamless. With a Meridian Cancer Care Nurse Navigator everything is possible.
From getting you an “impossible” appointment, to ensuring that all of your medical records, scans and labs get to the cancer team as soon as possible, they are there to help. They understand that it’s a difficult time and will assist you to ensure that you are informed, empowered and able to move throughout the cancer care center as easily as possible. They are your advocate from diagnosis to bedside.
For contact a Meridian Cancer Care Nurse Navigator, please visit: http://www.meridiancancercarenj.com/nursenavigators/
Meridian Cancer Care is also affiliated with the Monmouth and Ocean County Brain Tumor Support Group, Inc. This group, founded by an 18-year brain tumor survivor, offers education and support for patients and their families who are have been affected by the disease. To learn more and to attend a support group at one of the Meridian Health hospitals, visit www.njbt.org
For neuro-oncology patient videos and articles, please visit: www.meridiancancercarenj.com