Our experienced medical team is able to provide care with dedication and compassion, using the latest technology and treatments. Donor support enables us to expand research, add new programs, improve existing programs and broaden educational offerings.
The Need: $250,000
Drug therapy costs and the length of time that patients undergo drug treatment are on the rise. Add a changing landscape of insurance coverage, high deductible plans and lifetime caps on health care expenses, which can cause some cancer patients to face a financial crisis alongside their medical care. A Cancer Resource Navigator knowledgeable about coverage, drug assistance programs and national and local foundations can help gain the necessary documentation and submit and process applications for financial assistance.
The Need: $100,000
Atlantic Cellular Therapy Unit (Simon 5)
During an inpatient stay, patients with blood cancers receive intensive chemotherapy or immune effector cell therapy, such as CAR-T, which sometimes can cause respiratory distress, cardiac arrhythmias or neurological changes. These patients may need to be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit for heightened surveillance, which interrupts their flow of patient care. Creating a space for high acuity beds, dedicated specifically for this patient population, will eliminate the need for transfer to other areas of Morristown Medical Center, improving patient safety and accelerate the healing process.
The Need: $2,000,000
Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center serves as the tertiary referral cancer center for all Atlantic Health System locations. Fellows will complete a three-year rotation covering pathology (hematologic, surgical, clinical), surgery in GYN-oncology, head and neck, orthopedic, breast, thoracic and melanoma/skin cancers, radiology and radiation oncology. In their final year, fellows will complete a two-to-three-month rotation in Drug Design and Development at TGen, a national leader in genomic research and our partner in advanced clinical trials at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.
The Need: $2,000,000
Radiation Oncology Renovation
Over the next five years, the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center anticipates an increase in cancers that require radiation treatment. An expansion and renovation are needed to enhance the patient-centric care provided by leading oncologists. A redesign will create 20 percent more useable space and centralize the care team and related services into one centralized location.
The Need: $500,000
Atlantic Precision Oncology Software
Atlantic Precision Oncology investigates genetic sequencing to improve cancer care. The program has initiated a Molecular Tumor Board, a bimonthly, multidisciplinary meeting to evaluate patients for optimal treatment, based on the molecular testing of their cancer and immune system. The next step is the purchase of specialized software that interfaces with EPIC (electronic health records) and integrates genetic testing results into the clinical decision-making pathway, supplying evidence-based recommendations for treatment.
The Need: $200,000
Carol G. Simon Outpatient Support Fund
Many programs in the community that previously supported transportation, medications, food and financial assistance for cancer patients are no longer available. This fund is vital to ensure patients continue to receive the critical financial support they need to meet their physical and emotional needs while completing their cancer treatment.
The Need: $50,000
Women's Cancer Center GYN Nurse Navigator
The GYN Nurse Navigator is a dedicated, trained professional with extensive knowledge of gynecologic oncology and the resources for women with a gynecologic cancer. As an advocate for the patient, they will provide individualized attention to respond to unique needs; medical information and education as well as sharing knowledge regarding support services and resources; schedule and coordinate appointment and follow-up and tract treatment progress to ensure completion of her recommended treatment plan; refer patients to appropriate medical, social and community resources; explain medical terms and processes; and locate services that can help the patient and their caregivers deal with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. This service is available to all gynecologic patients at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. There is no fee and medical insurance is not needed.
The Need: $100,000
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Oncology, please contact Lisa Duff, major gift officer, at 973-593-2405.
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