Kristine Peregrino Lacuna, MD

Genitourinary Medical Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Clinical Trials

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Physician
Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist who cares for people with genitourinary cancer. This includes:

I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Monmouth in New Jersey. At MSK, I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and interventional radiologists to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care for people.

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A cancer diagnosis can have a profound impact on a person’s life. My father, uncle, and grandfather were all diagnosed with prostate cancer. Both my father and grandfather passed away from advanced cancer. These experiences motivated me to dedicate my life to fighting cancer.

I began my journey at MSK as a research assistant in the genitourinary oncology division at MSK. During this time, I witnessed several new drug approvals for prostate cancer. These advancements drastically changed the standards of care and were made possible by the MSK genitourinary team.

I am honored to return to MSK as a genitourinary medical oncologist. My goal is to make the latest treatments available to patients while minimizing side effects. I also tailor treatment with each person’s goals and values.

Besides working as a clinician, I am also a clinical researcher who investigates new treatments for people with prostate cancer. I design and develop clinical trials so we can offer new and more effective treatments to patients, especially for advanced prostate cancer.

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, exploring new places in New York City, and spending time with my partner, family, friends, and my cat Layla.

My Role at MSK

A genitourinary (jeh-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee) oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in the genitourinary (GU) system. This includes bladder, kidney, penis, prostate, and testicular cancers.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors)
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2024)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2023)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2023)
  • Invited member, American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Association for Cancer Research Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (2023)

Fellowships

  • Hematology/Medical Oncology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Current Patients

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Contact and Location

Dr. Lacuna sees patients at one location.

Location
Middletown, NJ
480 Red Hill Road Middletown NJ 07748

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Lacuna’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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