About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of patients with cancer, through the transformation of laboratory discoveries into clinical practice - outsmarting cancer with science. Rutgers Cancer Institute provides the most advanced, comprehensive cancer care to adults and children. This includes access to the latest advances in cancer genomic analysisclinical trials , and cutting-edge cancer research. Rutgers Cancer Institute physicians and scientists work side by side to make sure the most advanced and sophisticated treatments are delivered to our patients quickly and safely.

The coveted NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, awarded to only 47 such centers nationwide, is granted competitively to institutions characterized by the most outstanding track record of scientific research discoveries in the field of cancer and the ability to translate these research discoveries to benefit cancer patients. To gain a Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, the highest ranking given by the NCI, a center must meet rigorous criteria in cancer care, research, prevention and education. Rutgers Cancer Institute operates as a consortium cancer center between Rutgers University, Princeton University, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, as identified by the NCI. The Rutgers Cancer Institute brings together the top cancer researchers and clinicians throughout New Jersey to apply the latest technologies, therapies, and approaches to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute have made outstanding scientific contributions towards the national goal of reducing the incidence of cancer and improving the outcomes for cancer patients.  The Rutgers Cancer Institute coordinates basic, clinical and population research through five comprehensive research programs comprised of faculty who form cohesive, interdisciplinary groups supported by peer-reviewed grants and Rutgers Cancer Institute shared resources. Close to 250 Rutgers Cancer Institute faculty members garner more than $100 million annually in federal, state and philanthropic grant support. 

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is now a part of Rutgers Health, the most comprehensive academic health care provider organization in New Jersey, offering a breadth of accessible clinical care throughout the State supported by the latest health-related research and education. Rutgers Health connects health care providers across disciplines, including doctors, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and social workers, with a single focus: helping people and populations get well and stay well by delivering consistent, coordinated, value-based health care.

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