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UMCPP Adds Gynecologic Oncology To its Nationally Recognized Cancer Services

Sep 20, 2013

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) has added gynecologic oncology to the nationally recognized cancer services it provides to patients.

Through a partnership between Cooper University Health Care and Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), gynecologic oncologists are on the UMCPP campus weekly, performing procedures in UMCPP’s state-of-the-art surgical facilities and seeing patients in the Medical Arts Pavilion adjacent to the hospital.

Meet Our Gynecologic Oncologists


James K. Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS
Director of Research for Cooper’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program.Dr. Aikins is board certified in gynecologic oncology and provides a broad range of treatment therapies and minimally invasive surgical procedures.



David P. Warshal, MD, FACOG
Director of the Gynecologic Cancer Center at the Cooper Cancer Institute. Dr. Warshal is board certified in gynecologic oncology and provides a broad range of treatment therapies and minimally invasive surgical procedures.



This exciting collaboration enhances UMCPP’s exceptional cancer program and enables it to offer treatment to patients who in the past would have been referred elsewhere if they needed gynecologic oncology services.

UMCPP, home to the Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care, is a University Hospital Affiliate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, an affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an accredited comprehensive community cancer program of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) and recipient of the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Through its affiliation with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMCPP offers access to state-of-the-art clinical trials and to genetic counseling and testing for patients at risk of developing breast, ovarian, colon and uterine cancers. The UMCPP Breast Health Center holds a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, signifying that patients have access to comprehensive, high-quality care and information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options. UMCPP also has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, a distinction earned by only 5 percent of facilities nationwide.