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  Oncologist’s Commitment Recognized

Eric Karp, M.D. and Rahway Regional Cancer Center were awarded the “Guardian of the Rose” for 2009 by the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation at Rahway on April 25th, 2009. This special award was given to honor Dr. Karp for his long time dedication and commitment to the community and support of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation at Rahway. Thank you, Governor Corzine for your kind support and words. Dr. Karp and his staff at Rahway Regional Cancer Center vow to continue the fight against cancer.

Dr. Eric Karp, who was born and raised in New York, is the founder and director of Rahway Regional Cancer Center (founded in 1993). During his residency, Dr. Karp envisioned a free-standing radiation oncology facility that would provide superior cancer care in the community setting. Fifteen years later, in pursuit of his mission to cure cancer, he has successfully treated thousands and thousands of cancer patients with the most sophisticated radiation therapy techniques available. Dr. Karp ensures that every aspect of his patient's experience is optimized and he is personally available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Dr. Karp is a board-certified radiation oncologist. Early in his training, he positioned himself as a leader in this field by graduating with honors from Columbia University and receiving his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then received his residency training entirely at the world’s leading radiation oncology training program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Karp was awarded an American Cancer Society Fellowship in clinical oncology. He brings an unsurpassed level of excellence to Rahway Regional Cancer Center to make it one of the premier radiation facilities in the country.

Dr. Karp developed a staff at Rahway Regional Cancer Center that recognizes that delivering the best technical treatment is only part of the healing process. This center provides its patients with tangible assistance such as individualized care from Oncology Certified nursing, door to door transportation at no charge and monthly patient focused support groups. The American College of Radiology, the leading national organization for surveying radiation programs, awarded Rahway Regional Cancer Center a full three year accreditation further attesting to its superior quality of care. For further information regarding this special cancer treatment facility please call 732-382-5550.

Eric Karp, MD receives Guardian of the Rose award from Mr. Kirk
  Tice, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway