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Rahway Regional Cancer Center's History

The Rahway Regional Cancer Center was founded in 1993 by Eric A. Karp, M.D., who trained in radiation oncology at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

Dr. Karp’s philosophy, “Giving you back your life is my life’s work”, inspired his vision for the facility while still a resident at Sloan-Kettering. As a highly accomplished radiation oncologist and pioneer in brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants), he provides expertise and progressive technology that alleviate pain and discomfort, restore quality of life and offer the best chance for recovery. Dr. Karp’s training at Sloan-Kettering in NYC (widely regarded as the world’s top radiation oncology training program) and distinction in his field have kept him at the forefront of radiation innovation; patients at Rahway Regional Cancer Center can be assured that they are receiving the most sophisticated, accurate and effective treatment.

Since its beginning, Rahway Regional Cancer Center has been recognized for its preeminent radiation therapy. But what makes a patient’s experience here stand alone is a level of care that is unparalleled by any larger institution. Technical superiority in the actual treatment of cancer is of course paramount, but the overall emotional wellbeing of each patient is never compromised. Dr. Karp’s original vision for his facility was to provide an alternative to the sterile, impersonal atmosphere of many large treatment centers, and create a setting where comfort, support and compassion marked all visitors’ experiences. This focus does more than provide vital emotional care—it is also the foundation of thoroughly developing each patient’s comprehensive treatment plan: Dr. Karp takes the time to get to know each patient clinically and personally, and this attention to detail continues through all phases of treatment to ensure excellence on all levels from emotional to technical.

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