MD Anderson at Cooper Achieves Accreditation for Excellence in Radiation Oncology Services

(CAMDEN, NJ) —MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper successfully attained accreditation at its Camden, Voorhees, and Mount Laurel locations from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®. APEx provides external validation that a radiation oncology facility is delivering high-quality patient care.

“Receiving APEx accreditation from ASTRO, the largest radiation oncology society in the world, is an outstanding achievement by our Radiation Oncology team,” said Anthony Dragun, MD, chairman and chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson at Cooper. Read more.

Camden Institutions Partner to Launch Groundbreaking Camden Cancer Research Center

In a significant collaborative effort, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) have launched the Camden Cancer Research Center (CCRC), a partnership to investigate cancer and translate basic cancer science into new treatments. The three organizations have pledged an initial $30 million to start this center.

Scientists in the CCRC will hail from the three organizations and the center will encompass all of Coriell’s cancer research efforts, including eight scientists responsible for $5 million in annual federal research funding currently. Read more.

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. To help you prepare in case of a disaster or emergency, please see the resources, questions, and tips below from FEMA,, and Cooper’s own Division of EMS/Disaster Medicine.

  • Cell phones and computers can be unreliable during a disaster. Do you have a Family Emergency Communications Plan? Find one supplied by FEMA here.
  • Do you have a designated place to meet your family outside your home or immediate neighborhood in case of an emergency?
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Vascular Surgeon Joins Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care announced that vascular surgeon Bruce Tjaden, MD, recently joined the Cooper Surgical Services Institute. “We are excited to have Dr. Tjaden join our vascular surgery team,” said  Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Surgical Services Institute. “His clinical skills and experience will be a great addition to Cooper’s outstanding vascular program as we expand services to serve the community.” Read more.

Mount Laurel Family Practice Joins Cooper University Health Care Primary Care Division

Lara A. Bruneau, MD, and Nicole Hancq, MD, formerly of Bruneau Family Practice in Mount Laurel, recently joined Cooper University Health Care as part of its primary care network of providers.

Dr. Bruneau is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cooper.  Read more.

Cooper Primary Care in Haddon Heights Closed Due to Flooding

Due to recent severe flooding in our area, the Haddon Heights Primary Care office located at 504 White Horse Pike is closed for repair. Scheduled appointments are being redirected to other Cooper locations in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Patients will be receiving calls regarding their appointments in the coming days. For more information regarding your appointment, or for questions regarding this closure, please call 856.546.7990. Read more.

Soon-to-be Doctors “Meet their Match” at Special Event in Camden

At the stroke of noon today, 74 fourth-year medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) tore open personalized envelopes to learn where they will begin the next phase of their medical education as resident physicians at hospitals around the nation.

The annual Match Day event is a rite of passage for graduating medical students, who will advance to a three- to seven-year residency program, getting hands-on experience in a specific discipline. Read more.

Internationally Renowned Neurology Expert Joins Cooper University Health Care

Internationally renowned neurologist and researcher, Tudor G. Jovin, MD, has joined Cooper University Health Care as chief and chairman of Cooper Neurological Institute.

Dr. Jovin is an expert in the interventional and non-interventional treatment for the entire spectrum of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. He is board certified in neurology and has additional board certifications in vascular neurology and critical care neurology. Read more.

Cooper Radiology First in South Jersey to Offer New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer

Cooper University Health Care is the first health system in South Jersey to offer a new diagnostic test to detect recurrent prostate cancer earlier. Axumin is an FDA-approved scan that can achieve early detection of recurrent prostate cancer following surgery or radiation.

“While prostate cancer is consistently one of the top three cancers in the nation, there have been very few effective advances in imaging for this disease,” said Robert A. Read more.