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Oncology and Hematology at Summit Medical Group provides patients with access to expert cancer care. Oncology is the science of cancer treatment. Hematology is the science of medicine that deals with blood diseases.

Summit Medical Group patients in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan area also have access to enhanced cancer treatment, as part of our partnership with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  This program, which provides medical oncology, infusion and diagnostic imaging, is already in place at Summit Medical Group’s flagship campus at 1 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights. It includes MD Anderson’s world-renowned treatment protocols, extensive clinical trials and cutting-edge research. 

Our Oncologists and Hematologists

Our oncologists and hematologists have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including the surgical treatment of cancers as well as therapies for cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

Members of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Atlantic Health Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, our oncologists and hematologists are knowledgeable about and can offer you leading-edge treatment options.

In addition, our physicians can help manage pain as well as the psychological effects of cancer. We partner with your primary care physician and specialists to ensure you get the best cancer care available.

What is cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, 50% of men and 33% of women in the United States develop cancer at some point in their lives. This means that millions of people in the United States have had or currently have cancer. Cancer is the name for a group of diseases that involve the growth of abnormal cells with damaged DNA. While normal cells never infiltrate other areas of the body, cancer cells can sometimes grow into other tissues and spread to other parts of the body. There are more than 100 different types of cancer.

In some cases, abnormal cells create a tumor; but in some types of cancer such as leukemia, the abnormal cells circulate through the blood and spread to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads through the blood cell growth, it is called metastasis.

Some cancers can result from genetic causes, whereas others may result from environmental or behavioral factors such as cigarette smoking. Doctors do not yet know what causes all types of cancer.

Sometimes tumors develop that do not contain cancer cells. These tumors are called benign tumors.

Cancer Care

Cancer is usually diagnosed through laboratory tests that analyze tissue, blood, and urine. If a tumor is found, a small amount of tissue or cells may be taken from the affected area for lab analysis. This process is called a biopsy.

If cancer is found, an oncologist at Summit Medical Group will determine the best course of treatment for you. Your treatment will depend on the type of cancer you have and how far it has progressed. Cancers are given numbered stages, which characterize severity of the disease. Stage 1, for example, is the beginning stage of cancer, whereas Stage 4 is advanced cancer.

If you need surgery for cancer, your doctor will refer you to Summit Medical Group Surgical Oncology.

To find out more about skin cancer, please visit Summit Medical Group Dermatology.

Our Oncology / Hematology Practitioners

Kenneth R. Adler
Adler, Kenneth R., MD
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
William T. DeRosa
DeRosa, William T., DO, FACP
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Charles M. Farber
Farber, Charles M., MD, PhD
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Elizabeth A. Fleming
Fleming, Elizabeth A., APN
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Benjamin B. Freeman
Freeman, Benjamin B., MD
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
David  Gallinson
Gallinson, David, DO
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Roshini  George
George, Roshini, DO
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Constance  Gore
Gore, Constance, RN-APN
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Erin  Groover
Groover, Erin, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
Accepting new patients
Sarada  Gurubhagavatula
Gurubhagavatula, Sarada, MD, MPH
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Lisa A. Mills
Mills, Lisa A., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Steven W. Papish
Papish, Steven W., MD, FACP
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Jennifer G. Reeder
Reeder, Jennifer G., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Biren  Saraiya
Saraiya, Biren, MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Michael A. Scola
Scola, Michael A., MD
Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Meredith  Shufeld
Shufeld, Meredith, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center
Accepting new patients
Marianna  Strakhan
Strakhan, Marianna, MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Kyudong  Uhm
Uhm, Kyudong, MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Michael B. Wax
Wax, Michael B., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Not accepting new patients

Our Oncology / Hematology Locations

Main phone number:

Berkeley Heights Campus, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights Campus
Bensley Pavilion, 4th floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
908-277-8890
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1117 US 46
Suite 205
Clifton, NJ
973-471-0981
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95 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ
95 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
973-538-5210
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