The Learning Room

Classes and Support Groups 

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides access to classes and support groups for patients, families, and friends. Many of these events take place in the Learning Room, which is on the second floor of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Use these links to view more information:



Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to the clinic, members of your health care team, and the process
  • Prepare you for your treatments
  • Identify resources available for you.


View the audio slideshow

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Adult Treatment Patient Orientation

A free class for patients and their families who are about to begin cancer treatment at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The treatment orientation class will help you to:

  • Prepare for your first treatment
  • Learn all about the Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Get a handle on cancer resources available to you
  • Get answers to your questions

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
All classes meet from 12 noon - 1:45 pm

  • December 17th, Wednesday

To register, visit the Resource and Learning Center, second floor or call 732-235-9639.


View the Treatment Patient Orientation


View a Tour of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey for Patients Receiving Treatment

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Bone Marrow Transplant Orientation

A free class for Cancer Institute of New Jersey's patients and their families. The orientation class will help you to:

  • Learn about your bone marrow transplant
  • Get tips to help you through treatment
  • Meet your healthcare team
  • Get answers to your questions

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
All classes meet from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM on the second Monday of each month (unless noted otherwise).

  • July 14th
  • August 11th
  • September 8th
  • October 6th
  • November 10th
  • December 8th

To register, visit the Resource and Learning Center, second floor, room 2500 or call 732-235-9639.

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Radiation Oncology Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to radiation, members of your healthcare team and the process
  • Prepare you for your treatments
  • Identify resources available for you


To view the Radiation Oncology Patient Orientation

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Gastrointestinal Surgical Patient Orientation

A free audio slide show for patients and their families. This program will help:

  • Orient you to the surgical process and members of your healthcare team
  • Prepare you for your surgery
  • Teach you tips to help recover after surgery
  • Get a handle on resources available for you


View the Gastrointestinal Surgery Patient Orientation

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Look Good...Feel Better®

Look Good...Feel Better® is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

These beauty workshops are provided by the American Cancer Society and are hosted at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Upcoming Workshop Date:

  • To be announced

All workshops meet on a Monday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please reserve your place by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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